September 11th, 2010
12:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Republicans neck and neck in NY gubernatorial race

The ulimate winner of the NY gubernatorial race will succeed Gov. David Paterson, above, who dropped his bid for a full term earlier this year.
The ulimate winner of the NY gubernatorial race will succeed Gov. David Paterson, above, who dropped his bid for a full term earlier this year.

(CNN) – The battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in New York is a dead heat, according to a new poll out Saturday.

A new Siena College survey shows former Rep. Rick Lazio holding a 1-point lead over businessman Carl Paladino, 43-42 percent, ahead of Tuesday's primary.

Pollster Steven Greenberg said the race will ultimately depend on who turns out where.

“A heavier than normal Republican turnout upstate will likely hand the nomination to Paladino, who leads upstate 53-32 percent, while a heavier than normal downstate suburban turnout will likely make Lazio the Republican nominee, as he leads there 55-30 percent,” he said.

The winner will take on state Attorney Gen. Andrew Cuomo, the favorite in a general election matchup against either Republican.

The poll, conducted September 7-9, surveyed 610 likely Republican voters by telephone and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Ben Singleton

    Perhaps the New Yorkers are feeling remorse for their past errors in voting...(Hillary Clinton, who moved there to run as their Senator?-give me a break!)

    September 11, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  2. annie s

    Goodness, is Lazio still around? How many election does he have to lose before he goes away permanently?

    September 11, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  3. Glenn Koons

    In NY hopefully voters will also not only think Lazio for guv but a GOPer toreplace the Sc humer clone,Gillie. I used to live in Rochester and there commonsense voters often split their tickets, putting Pubs in as well as Dems. This year, Dems must be unelected on local,state, guv, and federal races. Why? Because in 2012, redistricting comes about and the Dems always cheat with gerrymandering.

    September 11, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  4. Death Panel Sarah

    Who will be the biggest loser???

    Who cares.

    September 11, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  5. G.B

    Voters are smarter than a Republican and will not elect them to destroy their state. DEMOCRATS UNITE!! Vote Democrats!!!!!

    September 11, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |