Two Thirds of NYC Voters Don't Want Alec Baldwin Running for Mayor

It appears Alec Baldwin better keep his day job.

According to a new NY1-Marist College poll, almost two thirds of New York City voters don't want the actor to run for mayor:

Just six months ago, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared to be breaking away from the pack of likely mayoral contenders. Now, her poll numbers are falling back to earth.

23 percent of the city’s registered Democrats support Quinn, according to the latest NY1-Marist College poll. That’s just eight points ahead of former City Comptroller Bill Thompson. Current Comptroller John Liu places third with nine percent, followed by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and publisher Tom Allon, who announced this week that he’ll run as a Republican instead.

So those are the candidates voters support. Who don't they want?

As for speculation that one-time mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner could mount a comeback, voters aren’t having it. 58 percent don’t want him to run again. Just 25 percent do.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is several more years removed from his own sex scandal, doesn’t fare much better. 57 percent say no to Spitzer for Mayor, while 30 percent say yes. [...]

Even fewer would like to see actor Alec Baldwin run, with 66 percent opposed.

Yes, more people are in favor of two candidates disgraced by sex scandals to run for NYC mayor than Alec Baldwin.

You can't make this stuff up.

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