Tag: Andrew Cuomo

61-15!

by on Aug.17, 2009, under New York, Politics

It’s hard to see how Andrew Cuomo doesn’t run with numbers like these.

Cuomo, the state’s attorney general, leads Paterson in a potential 2010 gubernatorial primary by a 61%-15% margin, a Quinnipiac University poll released today found.

That’s up from Cuomo’s 57%-20% lead in Quinnipiac’s last poll in late June.

“I don’t know how he can run,” said one prominent Democrat of Paterson.

Things are so bad for Paterson, the state’s first black governor, that Cuomo leads among registered black Democrats by a nearly 2 to 1 margin.

I wish he’d stop playing coy. National and state Democrats must be begging him to run. Maybe he just likes being begged.

Like other polls, the Quinnipiac survey shows Paterson getting trounced (53%-33%) in the general election against former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is considering a run for governor.

Cuomo, on the other hand, has a comfortable 48%-39% lead over Giuliani.

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