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Poll shows Weiner may survive online misbehavior

Jun 10, 2011 5:00:00 AM - thestate.com
Anna Wisniewska may not like Rep. Anthony Weiner's raunchy online behavior, but she thinks he should keep his job.

"You cannot judge anyone," said Wisniewska, 35, who was born in Poland, but is now a U.S. citizen and lives in the congressman's district. "He did what he did and he apologized. It's only between him and his wife."

Weiner told a newspaper Thursday he would not resign, but instead would focus on getting work done and would "try to make amends" with his constituents and family. Now, there are indications in his home district that he may survive: A new NY1-Marist Poll showed the congressman continues to have strong backing from his constituents in the 9th congressional district.

It is a bit of positive news for the seven-term lawmaker from New York, who faces calls from his colleagues in both parties to leave office after he admitted sending sexually explicit photos and messages over the Internet to a half-dozen women over the past three years.

According to the poll, 56 percent of registered voters polled in Weiner's district think he should stay on the job. Thirty-three percent think he should go, while 12 percent are unsure.

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