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Poll: Cuomo Maintains Strong Lead Over Astorino

The poll was conducted prior to the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Written by Alfred Branch 

Incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to hold a strong, 35-point lead over Republican gubernatorial challenger Rob Astorino, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Cuomo leads Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, 59 percent to 24 percent among New York registered voters. The poll by the Journal, WNBC-TV and Marist College surveyed 833 voters - 673 registered - between June 23 and July 1. Third-party candidate Howie Hawkins received 6 percent, and the poll's overall margin of error is 3.8 percent.

Reporter Erica Orden writes that Astorino is even struggling to gain traction among voters who say taxes and/or the broken government are main issues.

"Those are the folks Astorino is trying to build his campaign around, and he's not getting even those core voters at this point," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, told the WSJ. "When a challenger is running against an incumbent, looking for change is how you build your case."

Click here to view a PDF of The Wall Street Journal/WNBC-TV/Marist College poll.
Dons Wife July 16, 2014 at 12:59 PM
@Tony July 16, 2014 at 09:01 AM and you think i am missinformed. the Safe act does nothing to stop a shooting other than punish all gun owners. If you were a gun owner you would understand, but i guess you are not so you beleive what you are told. Start up NY, does nothing for small business and more has been spent in the short term to push it than its worth. social causes, do nothing for people like you and me other than continue the cycle of poverty by rewarding those who do not want to work.--------------------------------------------- Oh no Tony you're are 100% wrong on all of these The Safe act will not take away your guns. Start UP NY are helping some of the new grads-have you been to the downtown area in Brooklyn recently? And as for the social cause(s) especially Marriage Equality.......not for me personally, but it has made same sex couples lives a bit easier, to have the same rights as heterosexuals.
Tony Patrick July 16, 2014 at 03:54 PM
NY State under Cuomo Governorship: 570 jobs lost - Sikorsky Aircraft-closed 174 jobs lost - Dal-Tile Corp-closed 592 jobs lost - Archcare Inc-closing 375 jobs lost - Ralcorp- closing 2 plants 84 jobs lost - Vette Thermal Solutions – moving to NH 350 jobs lost - Daikin McQuay-moving Auburn plant to Tennessee 86 jobs lost - Oberdorfer foundry in DeWitt, NY is closing in May 65 jobs lost - Advanced Monolythic Ceramics in Olean – moving to CA 35 jobs lost - Bombardier Mass transit – closing 50 jobs lost - Spectrum Plastics – closing 160 jobs lost - Menands company (Albany International) – moving to NH by end of 2013 700 jobs lost - IBM June 2013 400 jobs lost - Bausch & Lomb HQ leaving Rochester, NY 2,000 jobs lost - Remington expanding $32m ammunition plant outside Cuomo's business & 2nd Rights hostile NY 100+ jobs lost - Kahr Firearms Group - heading to Pennsylvania to avoid business risks faced in NY under Cuomo 200 jobs lost - December 2013 update: General Electric has announced it will move 200 jobs from its capacitor plant in Fort Edward, NY to Florida in order to cut costs. 600 jobs lost - Alcoa's decision to shut down the Massena East plant announced January 2014. 525 jobs lost - The Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. announced Tuesday January 22, 2014 that it will be closing its Old Mill Road plant in the next two to three years, a move that will affect hundreds of local employees. 75 jobs lost - Premier Tool & Die Cast Corp. Chautauqua, NY - will close its operations May 2014 300 jobs lost - Penguin Group USA Incorporated a/k/a Penguin Random House announced the elimination of ~ 300 jobs - going to Westminster, Md., and Crawfordsville, Ind. and out of NY State by year end. 72 jobs lost - Dewitt Plant Relocates To Mexico announced March 2014. 200 jobs lost - Adecco to move 200 HIGH PAYING JOBS from its headquarters from Melville, LI to Jacksonville, Florida 90 jobs lost - Gaylord Bros.will be moving out of Cicero, NY for greener pastures in Wisconsin. March 2014 425 jobs lost - ConAgra Closing two (2) New York Plants announced March 2014. 35 jobs lost - Kodak to Layoff 35 Workers announced March 2014. 600 jobs lost - Ascena Retail Group moving jobs from PA & NY to Mahwah, NJ (not all 600 jobs are coming from NY, but if you assume half of the 600 do, it's still heartbreaking news. 178 jobs lost - Entenmann's closing Bay Shore, NY bakery - Announced March 2014
Dons Wife July 16, 2014 at 06:49 PM
Jack you definitely need prayers, and I will say one for you so that when you grow up, you will become a better person.

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