In the past week, Anthony Weiner has been mentioned more than 13,500 times across U.S. TV and Radio. In the same time period, the democratic front runner for the next Mayor of New York, Christine Quinn, was mentioned only 1,000 times.
It’s a major gap in coverage that may impact the upcoming election in November.
According to the latest New York Times-backed Sienna College democratic primary poll:
Quinn, the City Council speaker, is backed by 25 percent of Democratic voters, followed by 16 percent for William C. Thompson Jr., a former city comptroller, and 14 percent for Bill de Blasio, the public advocate. Anthony Weiner is currently at 10 percent of Democratic voters.
Quinn, who currently holds the second-most powerful seat in New York City government, would be the first woman mayor of New York.
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She would also be the first openly-gay mayor of New York, having solidified her marriage in 2012.
As Weiner’s personal issues cloud the public spotlight, only time will tell if Quinn’s name and record remain on the minds of New York City voters.
Insights provided by the Critical Mention media monitoring service