June 14th, 2010
10:18 AM ET
8 years ago

Poll: Cuomo's numbers dip but still holds large lead

Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a large lead over his GOP opponents in New York’s gubernatorial race, according to a new poll.

Andrew Cuomo continues to maintain a large lead over his GOP opponents in New York’s gubernatorial race, according to a new poll.

(CNN) - A new poll indicates that Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating and his large lead over his Republican opponents in New York's gubernatorial battle have slightly slipped.

According to a Siena College survey released Monday, 59 percent of New York State voters have a favorable opinion of Cuomo, who is the Democratic nominee for governor, with 26 percent saying they hold an unfavorable view of the state's attorney general. Cuomo's favorable rating is down eight points from May and is his lowest in Siena polling since December of 2008.

Cuomo's leads against Republican gubernatorial candidates Rick Lazio and Carl Paladino are each down by six points in hypothetical general election matchups, but he still holds a better than two-to-one advantage over both men.

"Cuomo maintains big leads over both Republicans," says Siena pollster Steven Greenberg. "Although his lead among independent voters fell by about 20 points against both, neither Lazio nor Paladino wins a majority of Republicans against Cuomo, who has the support of at least 80 percent of Democrats against either Republican."

Cuomo, the son of former three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, had been widely expected to make a bid to be the state's next chief executive. He formally announced his candidacy last month.

The Siena College poll was conducted June 7-9, with 808 New York State registered voters questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Steve, New York City

    Ah – here we go. Andrew Cuomo is trying to pick up where that loud-mouthed hypocrite Spitzer left off. . .. he needs someone to demonize. . . .maybe he'll go after Wall St. Maybe he'll say that ANYONE who earns over $250,000 a year MUST be a criminal.

    I'm sick and tired of these guys – GO LAZIO !!!!!!!!

    June 14, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |

    Vote OUT all of these worthless legacy politicos who think they are owed high public office due to the luck of the genetic draw plus family insider influence.

    No more Kennedys, Clintons, Bushes, Cuomos, Reids, Gores, Landrieus, Daleys, Bayhs, du Ponts, Rockefellers, etc. JUST VOTE NO!

    June 14, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. we need a Cuomo

    he would be good for politics

    June 14, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  4. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    Long live the King! King Andrew! Long may he reign!

    We the people of NYS are in a no choice election again. Big spenders on the right VS. the big spenders on the left. NYS the highest taxed state in the USA. We pay over 60% of Gross income in taxes and fees.

    Will the last business to close and the last people to leave please put the cat out and turn off the lights.


    June 14, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  5. Emerson

    Until Cuomo explains what he is going to do to address the MTA mess (doomsday budget every two years without laying off anyone, the teachers' union mess (tenure protecting bad teachers, guaranteed level of pension), etc. and other union messes around the State, he will never get my vote.

    June 14, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |