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A new poll out today says City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead candidates for the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor.

The Quinnipiac University survey found Quinn with 25 percent, followed by former Congressman Anthony Weiner with 15 percent. Former city comptroller William Thompson and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had 10 percent apiece.

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Quinnipiac surveyed 1,082 New York City voters from May 14 through Monday. The margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 amid a "sexting" scandal, officially announced his candidacy for mayor today.