THE AD is called “Dante” and it is great. Added to it is a new poll that shows Bill De Blasio tied with Christine Quinn at this point in the Democratic primary for New York City Mayor, Bill Thompson in third.
Mr. de Blasio, the city’s public advocate, and Ms. Quinn, speaker of the City Council, are tied for first place at 24% among likely Democratic voters, according to the poll. Bill Thompson, a former city comptroller, was close behind, in third place, at 18%.
In the bottom tier, Anthony Weiner, a former congressman who led the Democratic pack earlier this summer, drew support from 11%, and John Liu, the city’s comptroller, fell to 5%. Among likely Democratic primary voters, 12% remain undecided, and the margin of error was plus or minus 5.2 percentage points.
As for Anthony Weiner, there are new allegations swirling, as the press just keeps digging into his past. It also looks like Barbara Morgan still hasn’t learned how to get conversations off the record.
In pushing back against the publication of this story, the spokeswoman for his current mayoral campaign, Barbara Morgan, phoned The New York Observer”˜s editor in chief. Partially confirming the relationship, she said the two “had a personal relationship.” (At that point, Ms. Morgan stopped mid-sentence to request the conversation be continued off the record.)
In a cease-and-desist letter sent to The New York Observer today, an attorney for the woman said his client, Dolev Azaria, “vehemently denies” that she and Mr. Weiner had any romantic relationship “while Ms. Azaria was working for Mr. Weiner.”