Hudson Valley News
10:45 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Poll Shows Governor Cuomo With A Strong Chance Of Re-Election

Credit Pat Arnow

A poll out Monday shows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is well-positioned to win re-election. State Republicans say it’s too early to assume an easy win for Cuomo for a second term.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll reveals that Governor Cuomo is a strong, early favorite to win re-election as he heads into 2014. 

That’s Dr. Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie.

Back to the governor’s race.  Miringoff points out that Cuomo leads all four potential candidates by at least 40 percentage points. The poll finds 23 percent of voters in favor of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who’s considering a run for governor—compared with 65 percent supporting Cuomo. The numbers are even better for Cuomo when he is pitted against Carl Paladino or Donald Trump, but lose one percentage point when matched against Capital District Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin.

David Laska is spokesman for the New York State Republican Party.

Miringoff says the poll indicates a majority of registered voters in New York State approve of Cuomo’s job performance -52% - and he continues to be well-liked in the state. 

He talks about where voters do place the blame.

The state GOP’s Laska says Cuomo’s approval rating can be pared further.

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In The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll, Miringoff says there is one leader who did not do well.