A large majority of Americans oppose Anthony Weiner getting a “second chance” after he had to resign following a 2011 sex scandal.
Anthony Weiner resigned as a New York Congressman in 2011 after accidentally tweeting lewd photos intended for a female follower on Twitter. In an interview this past week with the New York Times Magazine, Anthony Weiner asked for a “second chance” and strongly hinted he would run to become New York City mayor.
New YouGov research reveals that, if voters across the nation had a say, he would not get that chance.
Only 27% of voters think the former Congressman should get a second chance while 59% opposed the idea.
The results show that although there is a split along party lines, more Democrats are opposed to giving him a second chance (43%) than are in favour (40%). Only 16% of Republicans feel similarly.
Anthony Weiner is thought likely to announce his candidacy in coming days, having released a policy plan for New York City on Monday.
Complete results are available here.