I just want to point out in all the headlines and tabloid covers of de Blasio's fall from grace in public polling that he isn't all that far below the "masterful" Andrew Cuomo who has been eating him for lunch in the political skirmishing.
In the latest Marist poll, Cuomo is at 42%.
In the latest Marist poll, de Blasio is at 39%.
There's been a concerted effort by the corporate overlords to undercut de Blasio. De Blasio has had the Wall Street Journal, the Daily News, the Post, Eva Moskowitz and Andrew Cuomo attacking him these past two months, plus he's done some self-inflicted damage to himself with missteps, so it's not a surprise he's at 39%.
Cuomo, on the other hand, has the press carrying water for him and nobody other than some parent advocates and teachers attacking him for his education policies.
Yet Cuomo is only at 42%.
Sheriff Andy may think he's winning the propaganda war against de Blasio (and he is), but he isn't exactly winning the political war.
The truth is, Cuomo is nearly as unpopular as de Blasio is, and unlike de Blasio, Cuomo hasn't been under assault for being a dirty rotten hippie.
Just wanted to point that out.
No wonder Cuomo was trying to talk Repubicans out of nominating a professional politician like Astorino.
Cuomo starts from a place of weakness this year and he'd rather run against Crazy Carl Paladino or The Donald, making the race for re-election much easier for him.