October 5th, 2010
02:21 PM ET
12 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.

According to the Siena College survey, 59 percent of people questioned have an unfavorable view of Paladino and just over six in ten percent agree with the statement that he "is a loose cannon, who doesn't have the temperament to be governor."

The poll indicates that Cuomo has a 56 percent favorable rating, with 37 percent saying they see him in a unfavorable light.

"Cuomo leads Paladino by 67 points among Democrats, 11 points among independent voters, and trails Paladino by 34 points among Republicans. Cuomo has the support of twice as many Republicans, 25 percent, as Paladino gets from Democrats, 12 percent," says Siena College Pollster Steven Greenberg. "Those voters favorable to the Tea Party movement support Paladino 69-15 percent, while those unfavorable to the Tea Party back Cuomo 89-4 percent."

The winner in November will succeed Democratic Gov. David Paterson, who earlier this year announced that he would not run for a full term in office.

The Siena College poll was conducted October 3-4, with 636 likely voters in New York questioned by telephone. The survey's sampling error is plus or minus 3.9 percentage points for likely voters.

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Filed under: 2010 • Andrew Cuomo • Carl Paladino • New York • Poll
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. CNN is trying to censor me

    Paladino is truly a nutcase. Crazy candidates don't fly here in the sane (blue) states.

    October 5, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  2. The Real Nate

    That's what I'd like to see across the board.

    October 5, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  3. stufthis

    Just wait for the foreign dollars to pour in for Paladino. Paladino typifies what is wrong with the tea bagger party: billionaires pandering to a fragile population who is easily swayed by lies, misinformation, stupidity, bigotry, hate, and division.

    October 5, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  4. stevegee

    Wake up people of New York! A vote for Andrew Cuomo is a vote for Obama and more Socialist "change." How does Cuomo stand on ObamaCare, Stimulus, Cap-and-Tax, Card Check? He won't debate Paladino because he doesn't want the voters to know how much a leftist liberal he is.

    On November 2nd, vote for the American principles of freedom and liberty, vote Conservative, vote Republican, vote for Carl Paladino.

    October 5, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    I LOVE NY -born and raised there – right now I am very PROUD!!!!

    The RED PAINT will not spread over NY and hopefully NH, VT and DE, to name a few, will stay BLUE also in most races!!! Polls tend to favor the RIGHT so if this one was true – this Cuomo/PalladinSTINKo race will be a SLAUGHTER!!!!!

    DEMOCRATS – continue to STATE the CASE and mean it – UNITE the BASE and be proud of it so we can WIN this RACE in November 2010!!!

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

    October 5, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |

    New York has a total state debt of $122,527,873,429 when calculated by adding the total of outstanding debt, pension and OPEB UAAL’s, unemployment trust funds and the 2010 budget gap as of July 2010.

    I want to know which of these two has a plan to bring this debt under control. If they don't we can all look forward to NYS bankruptcy within 4 years.

    October 5, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. ST

    Let Paladino learn the hard way. His behavior is not accepted at all by civilised citizens. He downgraded himself as if he was not looking for a job in a very respectable Office in NY.

    October 5, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  8. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    To win, all Cuomo has to do is let Paladino continue talking – which is pretty easy considering he won't shut up.

    October 5, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  9. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Saw Paladino on the Today Show this morning, he is such a weird man.

    October 5, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  10. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Paladino ain't the only "loose cannon" running around, how about starting with Sarah Palin.

    October 5, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. Independent In Albany

    Great choices for us New Yorkers: well known liberal or a less well known nut case. Thanks so much to BOTH parties for putting up such lousy choices.

    October 5, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Paladino should save himself the embarresment and concede right now!

    October 5, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  13. pccel

    Paladino shoud not have gone on The Today show this morning; Matt Lauer did an excellent interview; I thought Paladino was a less than optimal candidate before seeing him interviewed this morning; now I don't think he has a chance.

    October 5, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  14. kayla

    paladino, is a rat with 2 feet

    October 5, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    @ Independent in Albany: You got to make the best choice, I am an Independent also. Wouldn't vote for the GOP if my life depended on it! Because, frankly, the GOP only cares about the wealthy, Big Oil, Big Corps., etc. The GOP voted against penalizing U.S. companies who ship U.S. JOBS overseas! In Albany you need jobs, right? The GOP doesn't care. Choose wisely.

    October 5, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |