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Anthony Weiner Should Stay, Says 56% Of Voters In His District

Jun 9, 2011

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Frank James

Disgraced New York congressman Rep. Anthony Weiner may be getting little support from his congressional colleagues.

But voters in his district seem more tolerant; 56 percent said they don't want him to resign, according to a new Marist College poll. Meanwhile, 33 percent did want him to leave office, however.

One of the most striking findings of the poll was that if Weiner manages to hang on and run for re-election, he will have to persuade a lot of people in his district to vote for him. While 30 percent said they would definitely vote for him, 31 percent said they would most assuredly vote against him. A whopping 38 percent said they would take a wait-and-see approach.

That would suggest an opportunity exists for a Democratic challenger to start working on persuading some of the voters in that large bloc of undecideds that the district needs a new face to represent it.

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