Poll: Weiner's Constituents Want Him to Stay

Most of Rep. Anthony Weiner's (D-N.Y.) constituents want him to stay in office, according to the latest poll of his district, conducted Wednesday and released last night:

According to this NY1-Marist Poll, a majority of registered voters in New York's 9th Congressional District --- 56% -- do not think Anthony Weiner should resign from Congress. However, one-third -- 33% -- believe he should, and 12% are unsure.

That's not to say Weiner's constituents will vote to reelect him or think he will be effective in office, should he stay:

While nearly half of voters -- 48% -- say Congressman Weiner will be effective, 43% report he will not be. ...

While 31% of the congressman's constituents say they would definitely vote against Anthony Weiner, 30% report they will definitely vote for him, and a notable 38% are undecided.

Since his scandal broke, Weiner has maintained that he will not resign. He reiterated that position Thursday in a brief interview with the New York Post outside his lawyer's office in Midtown Manhattan.

It's possible that opinion has changed since Marist surveyed 512 of Weiner's constituents on Wednesday. That afternoon, news broke that Weiner's wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, is pregnant. Also on Wednesday afternoon, a fifth woman, 34-year-old elementary-school physical education teacher Traci Nobles, was outed by the Las Vegas Sun as having flirted with Weiner online.

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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