|Election 2010: New York Governor|
|Carl Paladino (R)||37%|
|Andrew Cuomo (D)||51%|
|Some Other Candidate||5%|
| Not Sure
Republican Carl Paladino, aided by a 4 -1 margin among Tea Partiers, trails New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for Governor, 49 – 43 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
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With polling continuing to show low public support for New York Gov. David A. Paterson, 2010 political watchers are shifting their attention to his fellow Democrat, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
In another sign that Cuomo is the consensus front-runner for the governor’s race, GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rick Lazio went after the popular attorney general Monday, putting out a press release condemning Cuomo’s decision not to continue an investigation into the hiring of state Sen. Pedro Espada Jr.’s son, Pedro G. Espada, for a job with the state Senate Democrats.
- Rick Lazio’s Comeback (themoderatevoice.com)
- Rick Lazio Governor Run In New York Planned, AP Says (huffingtonpost.com)
- Lazio: Departure of Espada’s son changes nothing (timesunion.com)
- Lazio pitches a unicameral legislature (timesunion.com)
- Albany Festers, and Voters Don’t Clean House (nytimes.com)
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.