ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.
“With a little more than a hundred days until voters go to the polls, Astorino has a gigantic hole to climb out of to even make the race for governor competitive,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
“Andrew Cuomo is liked by voters and they are inclined to want to re-elect him,” Greenberg said. “Rob Astorino remains largely unknown to the majority of voters and among those who know him they are evenly divided on whether they view him favorably or unfavorably. Astorino has failed to become significantly more known to voters or to put a dent in the Cuomo armor in the last six months. He has much to do and not much time to do it in.”
The telephone poll last week of 774 likely New York registered voters has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.
For attorney general, 53 percent pick Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman with 31 percent choosing Republican John Cahill.
For comptroller, 57 percent pick incumbent Democrat Tom DiNapoli and 26 percent choose Republican Bob Antonacci, the Onondaga County comptroller.
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