October 31st, 2010
11:58 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: In NY it's top Dems race to lose

(CNN) – A new survey suggests New York State Democrats in the top three races are holding steady to win big with voters on Election Day.

The Siena Research Institute survey of likely voters released Sunday confirms what other polls have suggested the past few days– that the New York Democrats running for the Senate and the governor's mansion continue to hold comfortable leads over their opponents ahead of Tuesday's elections.

Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate, continues to lead his opponent, Republican candidate Carl Paladino, 58 percent to 33 percent according to the poll. Current New York Democratic Gov. David Patterson dropped his reelection bid earlier this year.

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed to serve the remainder of Hillary Clinton's term when Clinton was appointed Secretary of State, is ahead in the race against her challenger, Republican candidate Joe DioGuardi, 57 percent to 37 percent.

And the survey has two-term incumbent Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer leading Republican candidate Jay Townsend by a 64 to 32 percent margin.

This SRI survey was conducted October 27-30, 2010 by telephone calls to 603 likely New York State voters. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


Filed under: 2010 • New York • Polls
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. vic nashville tn

    Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton brought the country together because they are moderate ( both party don’t agree but that is true)

    Now south is republicans New York is democrats why this is matter China and India working hard to get #1 and #2 in economy

    Here we are sending to extreme candidates to DC for distraction

    October 31, 2010 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  2. GL

    So where is this wave all you pollers where predicting? Polls are not to be relied on.

    October 31, 2010 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  3. willie flpyd

    Good to know there's still a state with good judgement-wish SC had some of you folks down here!

    October 31, 2010 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  4. vic nashville tn

    This year please vote for democrats

    Tea party wants to privatize the social security we have two piggy banks one is our house other one is social security end of 2008 Wall Street collapsed at the same time housing market also collapsed
    Do we want lose the two piggy bank same time NO

    October 31, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  5. diridi

    do not worry abouut this biased polls, they are all crooks, care for the nation, and vote Democratic person...
    GOP thugs repeal hard earned Health Care, Fin. Reg. Reform, and abolish Social Security, etc...GOP thugs...you can not think better...vote Dem....god bless...

    October 31, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Don't let anger decapitate your head. Voting Republican is like going to the same doctor who cut off your right arm by mistake and asking you to come back to replace it with your right arm.

    October 31, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  7. got brains in NY

    New Yorkers are the most diverse, educated, enlightened, artistic, intelligent, forward thinking, tolorant, and successful Americans. I am proud to be one of them who will vote with her brains on Tuesday, on a straight Democrat ticket! I only hope the rest of our country will be as savvy as us NYers, and keep moving our country forward and not backward.

    October 31, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  8. Ks

    This election cycle may not be a cumbaya moment....but when all is said and done...the people of this country will vote for what is right and just. all these polls indicate a tidal wave victory for the right wing idealogs and teabaggers.....who are these polls polling? surely not the everyday common struggling person out here. we will vote on tuesday and come out in force like it or not and give this president and congress and house the opportunity to continue to make reasonable change....10yrs of bad policies can't be changed in 2 yrs ...more time is needed. for the pundits that think we do don't care enough to come out and vote....we will be out in force and will vote for continued democratic policies.....You may not agree or like what is happening but the changes that bave happened in last 2 yrs are reasonable and just to the poor and middle class.....we too care enough and intellectually cable of knowing the difference......see u on tuesday....along with friends...family...relatives...
    voting dems

    October 31, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. informed voter

    New Yorkers are a smart lot. They know what is good for the country and which party will move us forward in the world. Hopefully the rest of the nation will also vote with their brains and keep the Democrats in power.

    October 31, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. T'SAH from Virginia

    Meek – the "TEAM of ME" – with the power of Bill Clinton in FL campaigning for him and NOT being able to move his numbers past 25-27% – SHOULD have dropped out!!! The VOTERS supporting Crist would NOT have voted for Meek if Crist dropped out!!

    NY is the PERFECT example of what a DEMOCRAT state is all about............. PERIOD!!! I lived in NY all of my life before moving to VA and I am PROUD of NY!!!! Bloomberg – as an Independent – is doing great as a mayor – Hillary was great when she was there – and the PEOPLE in NY are very DIVERSE – which makes it a good BLEND and hardly anyone is EXTREME!!!!

    DEMOCRATS – it's down to the WIRE and if we don't vote – it will show in the RESULTS!!! I know my vote MAY NOT count here in CANTORville – but I am still voting!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!

    October 31, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |