New York: Democrats Would Throw Out Paterson, Gillibrand in Primary

In a general election matchup, Gov. Paterson ties former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a possible Republican challenger, 43 – 43 percent, with 10 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Paterson leads 70 – 18 percent among Democrats, while Giuliani leads 80 – 9 percent among Republicans and 47 – 38 percent among independent voters. New York City voters go with Paterson 52 – 35 percent, while Giuliani leads 48 – 36 percent among suburban voters and 47 – 38 percent upstate.

Attorney General Cuomo leads Giuliani 51 – 37 percent in the Governor’s race, ahead 81 – 11 percent among Democrats and 45 – 40 percent among independent voters. Giuliani leads 76 – 11 percent among Republicans. Cuomo is up 61 – 30 percent in New York City and 48 – 41 percent in the suburbs and gets 44 percent of upstate voters to Giuliani’s 42 percent.

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New York DEMOCRATS Rising Up Against Princess Caroline

Resistance is emerging among Democratic officials against Caroline Kennedy as she pursues Hillary Rodham Clinton’s seat in the United States Senate, with Gov. David A. Paterson bristling over suggestions that her selection is inevitable, according to his advisers, and other leading Democrats concerned that she is too beholden to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

The governor is frustrated and chagrined, the advisers said, because he believes that he extended Ms. Kennedy the chance to demonstrate her qualifications but that her operatives have exploited the opportunity to convey a sense that she is all but appointed already. He views this as an attempt to box him in, the advisers said.
New York Times via MSDNC

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