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Friday, October 31, 2014

Marist Poll Shows Cuomo Running Away With Race

Those of you hoping GOP challenger Rob Astorino could close in the waning days of the campaign to make this election a squeaker, the latest Marist poll will disappoint you:

THE LATEST NUMBERS: A Marist College/WNBC/Wall Street Journal poll found 82 percent of New Yorkers back a 21-day quarantine for health care workers returning from Ebola-stricken areas, and 63 percent of those surveyed said they supported Cuomo’s handling of the situation. Horse race: Cuomo 56, Astorino 30, Hawkins 6.

As some surmised, Cuomo's handling of the Ebola case got him derision from public health officials, scientists and many in the media, but helped him win support from the general public.

If Cuomo wins the election with anything close to these numbers, he will claim a mandate and attempt to push through his agenda no matter the opposition.

Given that the Senate looks like it will remain in the hands of the GOP's Dean Skelos and the IDC's Jeff Klein, this means pro-charter, anti-teacher legislation will sail through pretty easily.

Unless something changes quickly, it's going to be a dark few years.


  1. I don't think Cuomo will win by that margin. THE DEMS are sending threatening letters to registered DEMS telling them they will "be "known" if they don't vote. They must be worried about something.. He'll win, but I have a feeling there will be A LOT of votes for Astorino and Hawkins. Marist had Bloomberg up by double digits in 2009 too. He won by less than 5 points.

    1. I think you're right - it will be somewhere between 50% and 56%. I'm not going to prognosticate this one, but if I had to, I'd say he won't win as high as this Marist poll puts him.