Cuomo Caught Lying About Voting For Bloomberg?

Poll Shocker: Paladino Closes Within 6 Points Of Democratic Foe

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There has been a dramatic development in the race for New York governor.

A new poll has Republican Carl Paladino within striking distance of Democrat Andrew Cuomo as voters say they want to elect someone who will stop the circus in Albany.

Wednesday was supposed to be Cuomo’s day as he picked up the endorsement of New York City’s notoriously independent mayor, Michael Bloomberg, in the race for governor.

But a new poll changed that because it turned Cuomo’s once comfortable front-runner status on its head.

“I’m in politics. I’m in government, so nothing surprises me,” Cuomo told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.

But it was a surprise. Only one week after his upset victory over Rick Lazio in the Republican primary, Paladino is now breathing down Cuomo’s neck.

Only six points separate Cuomo and Paladino in the Quinnipiac University poll. Cuomo now leads 49-43, with a plus or minus error of 3.6.

The poll was certainly a stunner for Team Paladino. At the last minute he bailed out of a press conference to take calls from new donors.

“Suddenly his phone lit up with offers of financial resources. We cancelled his schedule and he’s in Buffalo returning telephone calls and having meetings so that we are able to take advantage of this rainstorm,” Paladino spokesman Michael Caputo said.

Meanwhile, Mayor Bloomberg said he is backing Cuomo because he can best deal with voter anger over Albany’s complete dysfunction.

“The public is mad, frustrated, but what the public wants is progress,” Bloomberg said.

Why does Cuomo think he’s better able to fix Albany than Paladino.

“My argument then is, Marcia, look at what I have done as attorney general,” Cuomo said. “I’ve been not only articulating the dissatisfaction with Albany, I’ve been acting on it. I’ve been very aggressive in bringing public integrity cases and public corruption cases and bringing cases against sitting legislators.”

But for all his actions as the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Cuomo did have a little problem with telling the truth about his election box support for Mayor Bloomberg.

“Have I voted for the mayor? Yes,” Cuomo said.

Actually, he didn’t. The Cuomo campaign had to issue a clarification, saying he was only registered to vote in New York City in 2005 when he endorsed Democrat Fernando Ferrer.

Political experts say Cuomo can’t afford to make a mistake like that in a close contest.

“When the races tighten up in this way you can’t afford many more ‘whoops’ moments. He’s got to be a lot more careful going forward,” political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said.

The Paladino team used the faux pas to taunt Cuomo about not yet agreeing to debates.

Paladino spokesman Caputo said “Perhaps that’s why Andrew is afraid to debate. He misspeaks so much he fears facing the voters.”

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One Comment

  1. flyface says:

    CBS-Communist Broadcasting system-edits the truth out ?

  2. flyface says:

    Cuomo represents the Genovese crime family and Paladino represents the Bonnano crime family.So,take your pick New York.

  3. victord says:

    the voters in NY are so used to the lies they don’t know the truth when it is in front of them. Paladino is the truth. But the corruption of NY politics will win.

  4. Lewis says:

    Cuomo is a jerk like his Dad. Apparently he’s an even bigger liar.

  5. Gina101 says:

    I don’t think Bloomberg should be talking about Cuomo having the “guts” for anything when he doesn’t have the guts to stand against Islamists and their determination to build a victory mosque at Ground Zero.

  6. Johanne says:

    When someone “misspeaks” or “misremembers” they are LYING! This alleged politically correct approach towards utter dishonesty is disgusting! If New Yorkers care about their state or have any common sense they will realize this and NOT elect Cuomo.

  7. Clemmie Filosa says:

    Go Paladino! Let’s get rid of these entrenched dynasties! We need some fresh blood who will at least stay honest for the first few years; enough time to get some important issues discussed and voted on and put into law. Anything to do with Jobs and getting the economy on an even keel. Anything that helps the People and not the Politicians! Honest politicians are fewer and farther between.

  8. Fights4Freedom says:

    Paladino may have his warts, but this guy, come on. Lets elect a guy who is not part of “The Establishment” and shake thing up. Paladino can’t do worse for NY State than Obama has do for the rest of the country.

  9. Sarge3012 says:

    Can you save 15% or more on your insurance by switching to Geico??? Does a Democrat lie?!!!

  10. JEWISH NY'er says:

    Remember when there was no talk radio and the liberal media called all the shots? Mario Cuomo was their darling. He could not be gotten rid of.

    Those days are over. Voters see through the scam. Mario junior came to this party too late.

    Carl, you’re looking good.

  11. Joe Paar says:

    The Democratic Party is the party of the three S’s: Sleazy, Slime and Spineless. Go Pedrino

    1. Joe Paar says:

      Sorry “Go Paladino”

  12. justbehuman says:

    Remember when there was no talk radio and the liberal media called all the shots? Mario Cuomo was their darling. He could not be gotten rid of.

    Those days are over. Voters see through the scam. Mario junior came to this party too late.

    Carl, you’re looking good.

    and this from a Jewish New Yorker.

  13. steve says:

    You gotta be kidding me. New Yorkers are thinking of electing another Cuomo? When will they learn?

  14. Hazmat77 says:

    Surely no one is surprised that Anyd Cuomo tells damnable lies with ease.

    He has been a fake, a fraud and a phony for his entire political career .

    And Bloomberg is NOT a Republican, nor his he an Independent – he is a Democrat in all but name. One can only assume his personal politics are based on his embarrassment at having gained so much wealth.

  15. Daniel Oliveira Neto says: Tem coisas que o dinheiro não compra….

    Para todas as outras existe “EU”
    na sensação do momento .carne sangue atitude e disposiçao e + eu = a muitos e não quero nem saber o q voçe pensa de mim pense o que eu penso de voçe mermão .Eu achava que o fim do poço tinha chegado. Eu achava que tudo que uns e outros tinhan aprontado era o nível máximo de escrotice, o cúmulo da inveja, o mais alto patamar de joselitice, o extremo da baitolagem
    e o resto que se foda-se

  16. Jim Baker says:

    Andrew Cuomo has been living a lie every since his daddy hit the big time with a smarmy speech at a Democrat Convention and really wooed the collectivist crowd. You would have thought he was an evangelist preacher, if you didn’t already know he was a socialist Democrat.

  17. Jay says:

    “Andy must have misremembered.” Roger Clemens

  18. wendell says:

    This is news? Find me a democrat who ISN’T a liar and a traitor. THAT would be news!

  19. skynyrt says:

    Cuomo’s poll will be out showing a substantial lead for the Obama clone.

  20. ONTIME says:

    What the people really want is for thse two left handed crooks to be relegated to the backside of history and replaced with those who answer to those that elected them, the people. In case they haven’t noticed fascism and closed door politics is passe’ and the U.S. Constitution is coming back.

  21. Nicknar says:

    @Lori…….AMEN…….. And that is one of the reasons Paladino is going to whip this candyarzzz butt!!!!!!!

  22. Nicknar says:

    Palladino is going to clean his clock in a debate that this imbecile must accept or Paladino will win in a landslide!!!!!!! These Libs still don’t get it…….. Americans have had it with you career politicians…… Not even dady can help you with this one Andy my boy!!!!!!!! Can’t wait for the HUD ads to start……VIVA NOVEMBER 2010

  23. Lori says:

    Remember when President Bush stood on top of that pile of rubble, with construction workers and firefighters and police officers, telling the entire world that “Everyone will hear us real soon?!” Well, I can visually see Paladino standing in front of the site of mosque, with hundreds of construction workers who won’t work there, and firefighters and police officers who lost hundreds of their colleagues, and family members who lost their loved ones, telling the whole world that only over his dead body will any bulldozer start clearing that land for a mosque. And that, my fellow Americans, is what NY needs, and what America needs right now.

  24. tax relief says:

    cuomo lied….(his lips were moving)….if new yorkers vote in the same old politicians that got them into this sorry state, then shame on you…keep your corruption, high taxes, wastfull spending….am i speaking of new york or california?????? 2 peas in a pod.

  25. Kinnison says:

    I have had enough of political dynasties—children and grandchildren of career politicians who consider lifelong careers in politics as “the family business” and their entitlement birthright. Do we really need another Governor Cuomo in New York State? Did we really need another Chicago Mayor Daily? Or more than one Senator Gore? Or two Presidents Bush? A father/daughter senate seat in Alaska? Two Representatives Paul? And now archetypical “valley girl” Megan McCain has a book out and seems to be jockeying for political office. Enough. The Founders never imagined that political power would be hereditary… In fact that is one of the reasons they rebelled against Britain; the repudiation of a hereditary aristocracy. Throw the rascals out, whichever party they inhabit.

  26. raulwu says:

    welcome to for cheap nhl jerseys

  27. glenp says:

    MISSPEAK – newspeak of the DEMS , they can’t help but LIE

  28. glenp says:


    they can’t have anyone UPPITY in the GOVERNOR’s MANSION

  29. BFDeal says:

    Anybody living in NY State in the 70s & 80s will remember how Mario Cuomo drove more business and taxpayers out of NYS with his tax and spend social policies, than any other combined events in State history.and his kid has the exact same DNA. Just think back about the total financial disaster Cuomo and Jimmy Peanuts caused, and be prepared for the worst if this crook is elected.

  30. glenp says:

    a lying Democrat—-imagine that

  31. RallyG says:

    He’s a liar, just like his corrupt old man.

  32. Joaquin Rivers says:

    There is something creepy about htis guy!

  33. Manlyman says:

    “Misspeaking” = When a Democrat fails to keep his lies straight.

  34. brassia says:

    Bloombers id one of the most disqusting politicians in recent times, his hypocticy is breathtaking.

  35. SirTennyson says:

    These New Yorkers! They amaze me. It’s like the definition of insanity – keep doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results. Try something other than “Democrat”. Just once! Hell, you might like it! Andrew’s a coward. He won’t even debate his opponent. What more do you need to know?

  36. RBAS says:

    no, it was a “bad choice of words”

  37. M says:

    Chris, you can’t say that the liberal news media refuse to report on something and then provide a link to the VILLAGE VOICE, the free liberal rag. Think before you speak.

  38. rick says:

    Your ny’ers are scary. Like the idiots in CA, you are the problem not the solution. Schumer, Cuomo. Are you all brain dead or just morally and intellectually bankrupt?

  39. Vince says:

    Andy, Andy. Your daddy can’t help you now. Paladino is calling you out to a debate man to man. But I guess it’s really man to boy.

  40. alwanderer says:

    “Cuomo can’t afford to make a mistake like that in a close contest.” No mistake, no no, twas but a calculated lie.

  41. Spock says:

    Cuomo is one of the people DIRECTLY responsible for the Housing Crisis, by threatening Banks with Criminal Charges if they did not give Loans to people who could not afford them!!!

  42. JEFF GORDON says:

    I was really hoping Ashley Dupree would have run for Governor – She’d get my vote.

  43. Bill says:

    He’s a liar and has done nothing good for NY. Go Paladino!

  44. DanTe says:

    “nathan” works for CBS. They’re rabid dumbacRATS. When he started sounding too stupid, they quickly remove it. They also quickly removed this from the top of the Comment list so that the truth may be buried in the noise:

    Why does the libturd media continue to refuse to ask Cuomo what he was thinking of when he was in charge of HUD? You know, when HUD mandated that FNMA and FHLMC come up with some creative ways for people who can’t afford it to by a house. And once FNMA and FHLMC set up the ponzi scheme, banks were forced to “accommodate” it and sell it to the market. I believe this mortgage scheme thingie is what this current economic mess is all about? Or have you libturds conveniently forgotten that little event too? You really thought banks wanted to lend to deadbeats if they weren’t forced to do so?

  45. Hambonnet says:

    Bllomberg is also part of the problem. These guys think “progress” is more government regulations telling us where we can smoke and what kind of light bulbs to use. Complete insanity.

  46. soupy says:

    cuomo certainly makes the all ugly politicians list which would have to include henry waxman and rosa delauro, others?

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