Anthony Weiner, who once led the field of Democratic candidates for New York City mayor before the reemergence of a "sexting" scandal rocked his campaign, is currently in fourth place, a poll released Thursday showed.
The New York Times/Siena poll was the second survey showing the former congressman running behind three Democratic other hopefuls in the Big Apple. A Quinnipiac University poll released at the end of July also indicated Weiner had fallen in the aftermath of scandal.
In Thursday's survey, 25% of Democratic primary voters backed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, while 16% supported former Comptroller Bill Thompson and 14% backed Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. Weiner was at 10%.
In the poll, no candidate reached the 40% threshold needed to avoid a run-off.
Weiner admitted in July to sending raunchy messages and photos to women online as early as last summer. He left Congress in 2011 after admitting to similar acts.
Despite calls from some of his rivals to drop his bid, Weiner has pressed on, saying voters should have the ultimate say in who represents them at City Hall.
In the race for comptroller, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer leads his Democratic rival Scott Stringer 44%-35%. Stringer currently serves as Manhattan borough president.
The New York Times/Siena University poll was conducted by telephone from August 2-7 from 505 registered Democrats. The sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Spitzer, the former governor, was forced from office over a prostitution scandal in 2008.