Yesterday, we reported that the liberal Working Families Party officially endorsed actress Cynthia Nixon in her quest to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). While she is running in the Democratic primary, the Working Families line will provide her guaranteed ballot placement in the general election. Under New York election law, parties can cross-endorse individual candidates. Therefore, an individual’s name commonly appears on more than one ballot line.
Siena College released its latest New York survey (4/8-12; 692 NY registered voters) and finds Gov. Cuomo leading Ms. Nixon by a 58-27% count. While this obviously is a big lead, the margin is somewhat less than expected. In the Upstate areas outside of New York City, the spread is an even smaller 48-37%, which is offset by the poll’s reported 3:1 advantage the Governor has in the City.
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