Clintons Want Wiener to Drop Out?

Former aides and advisers say Bill and Hillary see the NYC mayoral campaign as an embarrassment.
3:03 | 07/30/13

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Now to the latest on the anthony weiner sexting scandal. He backed down slightly. But still shows no sign of slowing down his campaign for new york mayor. Even a drop in the polls. Reporter: There is no stopping him. In a new interview with "the daily news," weiner calls this the most surreal experience of his life. And he believes he can rebound. And he thinks his wife will campaign for him. A new poll says half of new yorkers say weiner should drop out of the race. But weiner says, t voters should decide. There's a lot of people saying a lot of things about this campaign. Reporter: Overnight, reporters asked anthony weiner how he felt about his mentors, the clintons, pushing for him to drop out of the race. He changed his tune a bit from earlier in the day. I'm interested what other politicians say. But not that much. Reporter: Bill and hillary clinton all but told him to quit. But several news and advisers the clintons see weiner's mayoral campaign as an embarrassment and potential liability, should hillary, who had lunch with the president on monday, run for office in 2016. One clinton associate said the clintons are bristling at the comparisons between hillary and huma and bill and weiner. The clintons aren't the only ones whose patience has run out. A quinnipiac poll shows weiner plummeting from first place with 26% of the vote a week ago, to fourth place, with 16%, after admission that his lewd, online behavior, continued even after he resigned from congress. Meanwhile, his wife, huma abedin, was spotted in washington, d.C., Dining with hillary clinton's long-time spokesman and her former colleague. Between the polls, pundits and politicians, the pressure for anthony weiner to exit the race for new york city mayor is mounting. But weiner isn't backing down. He is -- Reporter: Earlier monday, while campaigning, he had taken an even stronger stand. I don't take my cues on policy from the sunday talk shows, listening to pundits. I never have. I don't take my cues from the headline writers in the newspapers. I never have. Reporter: He is asking for money. Still e-mailing supporters as he did on monday. When he wrote, I waged this campaign on a bet, that the citizens of my citizen would be more interested in a vision for improving their lives, rather than in old stories about mine. Stories like this have played out on tv before. Overnight, cbs actress julianna margulies, says she has empathy for abidene. She says a story like this is a gift for their show. "The good wife." A new campaign ad coming out today. And three campaign events. He's continuing business as usual. And the problem is, half the voters, democrats say he should get out of the race. All people know about this campaign right now is this story. This is it. That's what people are talk about. Thanks, linsey.

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