Actress Cynthia Nixon drew a great deal of media attention in mid-March when she announced her Democratic primary challenge to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but the first released public data indicates she has a long way to go in becoming a serious contender. Two polls, from Marist College and the Remington Research Group using different survey technologies, project the Governor holding possibly insurmountable leads.
Marist (4/3-9; 697 NY registered voters) finds Governor Cuomo topping Ms. Nixon by a landslide 47 points, 68-21%. Remington Research (4/7-8; 2,038 NY likely Democratic primary voters via interactive voice response device) sees bit closer spread, but one that is more than formidable, at 60-20%. Gov. Cuomo is favored to win the Democratic primary and the November general election in order to secure a third term in office.
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