Weiner loses NYC mayoral race lead after revelations

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's lead among Democrats has evaporated following recent revelations that he continued to exchange explicit pictures online after resigning from Congress in 2011, according to a new poll.

Of those surveyed, 25% of Democrats said they would vote for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, compared to 16% who said they would back Weiner, the NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll stated.

Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 after his online indiscretions were revealed. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Last month a poll suggested Weiner was the front runner, with 25% percent support to Quinn's 20%.

The married former Democratic congressman made the admission at a press conference, stood next to his wife Huma Abedin, after news reports alleged he had an affair under the name Carlos Danger.

Though Weiner did not give specific details, he told reporters, "Some of these things happened before my resignation, some of them happened after".