Weiner Inching Up

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: Anthony Weiner (C) speaks to the media after courting voters outside a Harlem subway station a day after announcing he will enter the New York mayoral race on May 23, 2013 in New York City. Weiner is joining the Democratic race to succeed three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg after he was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 following the revelation of sexually explicit online behavior. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Photo: Mario Tama/2013 Getty Images

In the polls! According to a new Marist poll, Anthony Weiner now trails Christine Quinn in the Democratic mayoral primary by just five points, compared to an eleven-point gap in April, before he announced his candidacy. However, in head-to-head runoff — which takes place in the almost certain event that no candidate reaches the 40 percent threshold in the first vote — Quinn trounces Weiner, 48 percent to 33 percent. It seems Weiner can only grow so much.