(CNN) - A reason Democrat Andrew Cuomo's the one to beat in New York's gubernatorial race: the more than $19 million dollars he now has on hand.
According to the latest fundraising data released Friday, Cuomo has $19,924,173 cash on hand, over $3 million of which was contributed since July 16, 2010.
As of October 1, Cuomo's Republican opponent Carl Paladino had $209,406 cash on hand.
According to the most recent Marist College Institute for Public Policy survey, Cuomo leads Paladino by 15 points, 53 percent to 38 percent.
The New York gubernatorial election became a two-way race when Rick Lazio dropped out of the election in September. After losing the Republican primary to Paladino, Lazio became the Conservative Party nominee, but opted to step aside instead of splitting the Republican vote. Lazio declined to endorse Paladino.
The winner of the November election will succeed Democratic Gov. David Paterson, who announced that he would not run for a full term in office earlier this year.