Despite terrible poll numbers and awkward YouTube videos, Anthony Weiner is still certain he's going to win the 2013 New York City mayoral race.
"I'm convinced that I'm gonna be the next mayor of this city," he told the Today Show's Savannah Guthrie, in an interview that will air on Monday.
Though Weiner surged in the polls at first, news that he had sent lewd messages to a woman named Sydney Leathers wreaked havoc on his campaign. Latest polls show Weiner at fourth place, trailing NYC Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio, NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former NYC Comptroller Bill Thompson. The Democratic primary is scheduled for September 10th.
Weiner also admitted that he had probably misled the public about when his extramarital affairs ended.
"Should I have said it happened on a particular date? Maybe you're right, maybe I should have," he said. He told Guthrie it was "fair" to say that, by not admitting from the get-go that the behavior continued after he resigned from Congress, he allowed a misperception.
Watch more of the interview below, courtesy of NBC:
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