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Latest poll shows Cuomo in strong position

Jun 13, 2018 6:30 am
The Times Union is reporting if the election were held today, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo would likely win a third term, according to a new poll from the Siena Research Institute. The poll looked at those likely to vote in the November general election. The two-term incumbent has a 19-point lead over Republican nominee Marc Molinaro and is viewed favorably by 67 percent of Democrats. In a direct matchup, 61 percent of Democratic voters support Cuomo over Cynthia Nixon, with 26 percent. "She has an uphill climb," Siena spokesman Steve Greenberg said about Nixon. "She is running against a Democrat who Democrats like." Nixon's favorable rating has increased seven points to 40 percent, since April. But her exposure on the campaign trail has also increased her unfavorable rating among Democrats from 23 percent to 26 percent. During that same period, Cuomo's overall favorable rating went up to 51 percent and the percent of people who think he is doing a "good" or "excellent" job only dropped one point to 40 percent. In the race against Molinaro, Cuomo's lead is now 56 percent to 37 percent. Molinaro is still relatively unknown among the electorate, with 71 percent saying they "don't know" or have "no opinion" about him. Read the full story in the Times Union.
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