(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.
(CNN) - The first poll of New Yorkers conducted nearly entirely since Republican Rick Lazio dropped his bid for governor indicates that state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democrat's nominee, leads GOP nominee Carl Paladino 53 to 38 percent among likely voters, with eight percent undecided.
According to a Marist College Institute for Public Opinion survey released Thursday, Cuomo is capturing nearly eighty percent of the Democratic vote, just over a quarter of the Republican vote, with Independents divided between the two candidates.
(CNN) – Two days. Two very different polls in New York State's gubernatorial battle
(CNN) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo for governor.
New York's independent mayor gave his backing to the Democrat's gubernatorial nominee Wednesday at an event outside City Hall.
The endorsement comes as a new poll suggests that the gubernatorial battle between Cuomo and Buffalo businessman and developer Carl Paladino, the Republican nominee, is tightening up.
According to a Quinnipiac University survey, 49 percent of likely voters in New York State support state attorney general Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic nominee for governor, with 43 percent backing Republican nominee Carl Paladino and seven percent undecided. Cuomo's six point margin is just within the poll's sampling error.
(CNN) - New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's got a sky high approval rating, and the Democratic gubernatorial candidate's far ahead of his Republican rivals in general election matchups, but according to a new poll voters want Cuomo to speak out about how he will fix the Empire state's budget woes.
A Quinnipiac University survey indicates that 64 percent of New York state registered voters say Cuomo's not doing enough to explain his budget proposals, with a majority of Republicans, independents, and even Democrats in agreement.
Nearly four in ten questioned in the poll say that Cuomo's "politely deferring" to current Gov. David Paterson on the budget, with just over four in ten saying that Cuomo's "ducking his responsibility."
"Imagine that: Voters want to hear more from a politician. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has been too quiet on how we would solve Albany's budget mess, which he'll inherit – if he's elected," says Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
According to the survey, 72 percent approve of the job Cuomo's doing as attorney general. The poll indicates that Cuomo leads Republican Rick Lazio, a former congressman, 58 percent to 26 percent in a hypothetical general election matchup, with Cuomo up 59 percent to 23 percent over GOP candidate Carl Paladino in a possible November showdown.
(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."
(CNN) – New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo holds large leads over all three of his possible Republican opponents in this year's battle for Empire State governor, according to a new poll.
The Siena Research Institute survey, released Monday morning, comes two days after Cuomo officially announced his gubernatorial bid and one day before New York State Democrats and Republicans hold nominating conventions. The survey was conducted before Cuomo formally launched his bid.
The poll indicates Cuomo leads former Rep. Rick Lazio by 42 points, 66 percent to 24 percent, and tops Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, a Democrat turned Republican, and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino by the same margin, 65 percent to 22 percent, in each case.
According to the survey, Lazio has a 13-point advantage over Paladino and 15-point lead over Levy in the battle for the GOP gubernatorial nomination.
Cuomo, the son of former three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been widely expected for many months to make a bid to be the state's next chief executive.
(CNN) - New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo formally announced Saturday that he's running for governor.
"My campaign is this simple: I represent the people of the great state of New York and we want our government back," says Cuomo, in a video released by his campaign. Cuomo was scheduled to hold a formal campaign kick off event Saturday afternoon in New York City.
New York's current governor, fellow Democrat David Paterson, announced in March that he would not run this year for a full term in office. Paterson became governor in 2008 after Eliot Spitzer resigned in disgrace following a sex scandal.
Cuomo, the son of former three-term New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, has been widely expected for many months to make a bid for Paterson's job.
"Our state government in Albany is disreputable and discredited. New York State is upside down and backwards. High taxes and low performance. The New York State government was at one time a national model. Now unfortunately it's a national disgrace," adds Cuomo. "We must use this moment to reorganize the government, reform its ethics, and restructure its finances to solve the problems we have ignored for too long."
(CNN) – New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo enjoys overwhelming support for his work as the state's top law enforcement official and is well positioned to win the governorship in November, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows that nearly three out of four New York state voters approve of Cuomo's job performance, with just 14 percent saying they disapprove.
(CNN) – One of New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's potential political rivals has criticized the length of time it took the state's top legal officer to recuse himself from investigations into the governor.
Cuomo appointed retired Judge Judith Kaye as independent counsel to run the investigations into Gov. David Paterson after a preliminary probe
determined "there are credible issues that need to be resolved," Cuomo said during a Thursday conference call.
The governor, a Democrat, announced two weeks ago he will not run for a full term in office. Cuomo is widely expected to make a bid for Paterson's job, and before his announcement Thursday, had drawn some criticism for investigating the governor.
Former Rep. Rick Lazio, the likely GOP New York gubernatorial nominee, said it took Cuomo too long to appoint an independent counsel to oversee the probes.
"After calling for an independent prosecutor for weeks, I am glad that Andrew Cuomo finally agreed with me and recused himself from this investigation," Lazio said in a Thursday statement. "It should not have required two weeks and a drop in the polls for Andrew Cuomo to recognize what he should have instinctively known from the beginning."