Anthony Weiner, poll leader.
The former congressman and New York City Democratic mayoral hopeful has vaulted to the front of the pack, leading former frontrunner Christine Quinn in the race to replace Mike Bloomberg, a new poll shows.
The NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted by Marist College, shows Weiner at 25 percent versus 20 percent for Quinn, the City Council Speaker vying to become the first woman and first openly gay mayor.
Last month, Quinn was ahead in the survey by five points.
Weiner is edging up with voters who say they would back him, and those who oppose him has decreased.
Bill Thompson, the 2009 Democratic nominee, trails at 13 percent, a slight rise but still behind the frontrunners. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, whose base of support Weiner cuts into, was at 10 percent, two points lower.
City Comptroller John Liu is at 8 percent. Two other hopefuls, novice pol Erick Salgado and former City Councilman Sal Albanese, are at 2 percent and 1 percent, respectively.
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