"In more than two dozen interviews last week with registered Democrats who participated in a Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist College poll that showed Ms. Quinn dropping to second place in the primary field, many volunteered that her handling of the term-limits issue led them to rule her out," reported The Wall Street Journal. "Ms. Quinn had long opposed overturning term limits but changed her mind after the economy went into a deep recession in 2008 and Mr. Bloomberg, whom she counts as a close ally, began making a vigorous case for a third term. At the time, Ms. Quinn was also facing a scandal: a federal investigation into how the City Council had issued grants to community organizations. ... Giving herself, Mr. Bloomberg and other city politicians another term was seen as helping her put distance between the scandal and her 2013 run for mayor. "
Well, it seems that extending term limits has backfired on Speaker Quinn.