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A Marist Institute poll released this morning shows former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is gaining support in his run for mayor of New York City, with 19 percent of voters saying they would nominate him on the democratic ticket, second only to current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 24 percent. 

4/9/13 - Panel

Apr 9, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, WAMC’s newsman Ray Graf, and Capital Tonight host on YNN and State of Politics blogger, Liz Benjamin. Joe Donahue moderates.

This morning our discussion topics include:
• Governor Cuomo looking to oust Speaker Silver
• Ethics Scandals in NYS Legislature
• Legacy of Margaret Thatcher
• Viewers Give up on Television

From the first days of Watergate, to pay-to-play in the Massachusetts state legislature, to the most recent allegations of sexual harassment and a subsequent secret settlement in New York, politicians just cannot seem to stay out of trouble.

On today’s edition of Vox Pop, we will try to answer the question of whether those electeds who end up in hot water would’ve found themselves in a similar situation had they not held public office.