October 13th, 2010
08:15 AM ET
4 years ago

New York gubernatorial candidate apologizes over gay remark

(CNN) – New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino apologized for comments "that may have offended the gay and lesbian community" after his remarks to an Orthodox Jewish group drew fire earlier this week.

The Republican candidate said he doesn't want children "to be brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid or successful option [compared with heterosexuality]. ... it isn't."

Andrew Cuomo, the New York attorney general and Paladino's Democratic opponent, criticized the remarks Sunday, as did advocate groups for gays and lesbians.
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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York
October 7th, 2010
06:39 PM ET
4 years ago

Paladino to Cuomo: 'debate like a man'

(CNN) - In a new ad , New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino accused Democratic candidate and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo of excluding "the only African- American candidate, the only woman candidate and the Green Party candidate," from the gubernatorial race and challenged Cuomo to "come out and debate like a man."

Cuomo's spokesman Josh Vlasto hit back following Paladino's commercial.

"We have accepted a debate hosted by Newsday featuring all candidates, as requested by Carl, and it is Carl who has thus far declined," Vlasto said in a statement Thursday. "Just when you thought he couldn't get any lower, Carl once again debased himself and the entire political process."
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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York
October 5th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Cuomo leads Paladino by 24 points

(CNN) - A new poll of New Yorkers indicates that state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democrats' nominee, leads Republican nominee Carl Paladino 56 to 32 percent among likely voters in the state's gubernatorial battle. Eleven percent of people questioned in the Siena College survey released Tuesday say they are undecided.

Cuomo's 24 point lead compares to a 15 point advantage he held over Paladino, a Buffalo businessman and developer, in a Marist College poll released last week.
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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Poll
October 1st, 2010
08:17 PM ET
4 years ago

Cuomo leads in cash in New York gubernatorial race

(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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York
September 30th, 2010
03:49 PM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Cuomo leads Paladino by 15 points

(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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Polls • Rick Lazio
September 23rd, 2010
12:29 PM ET
4 years ago

Two polls tell very different story in NY governor race

(CNN) – Two days. Two very different polls in New York State's gubernatorial battle

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Polls
September 22nd, 2010
10:31 AM ET
4 years ago

Bloomberg endorses Cuomo as poll suggests close race

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor Wednesday.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will endorse Democrat Andrew Cuomo for governor Wednesday.

(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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Michael Bloomberg • New York
June 22nd, 2010
08:05 AM ET
4 years ago

New Yorkers want to hear more from Cuomo

According to a new poll, New York voters want Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to explain how he will fix the state’s budget problems.
According to a new poll, New York voters want Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo to explain how he will fix the state’s budget problems.

(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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • New York • Rick Lazio
June 14th, 2010
10:18 AM ET
4 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."

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
May 24th, 2010
11:11 AM ET
4 years ago

Poll: Cuomo holds large lead in battle for NY governor

New York Democrat Andrew Cuomo formally announced his gubernatorial bid on Saturday.
New York Democrat Andrew Cuomo formally announced his gubernatorial bid on Saturday.

(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.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • New York
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