Poll shows New Yorkers think Weiner should stay

A Marist poll conducted right after Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter confession during a weepy press conference shows New Yorkers don't really think he should resign.

According to New York City voters who were polled, 30 percent said the lawmakers should resign while 51 percent said he should not. Marist then asked New York City adults (apparently not all of them voters) whether Weiner broke the law by sending lewd photos over social networking sites to various women.

Only 13 percent said he broke the law, while 61 percent said his behavior was unethical. Another 13 percent said Weiner did nothing wrong.

Weiner told New York reporters Wednesday he will not resign, despite calls that he step down by Republicans and Democrats and a looming ethics inquiry into his actions that could result in a reprimand or worse. Weiner's poll numbers could worsen over time. This survey was taken right after the press conference and before additional text messages were revealed, including one from a porn star who Weiner was coaching to lie about their relationship.



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