A new Quinnipiac poll in New York finds Andrew Cuomo (D) leading Carl Paladino (R) by just six points among likely voters in the race for governor, 49% to 43%.
Said pollster Maurice Carroll: "The question was whether Carl Paladino would get a bounce from his big Republican primary victory. The answer is yes. He's within shouting distance and -- you can count on it -- he will be shouting. Andrew Cuomo might be a victim of his own excess. Politicians and polls have depicted him so relentlessly as a sure thing that he might be a victim of the 'throw the bums out' attitude that hits incumbents in this angry year."
Most polls have shown Little Andy with a huge lead, so this one might be an outlier.
If it isn't, then Little Andy might want to rethink his strategy of vilifying teachers and union members before the election. I guess he figured he could get away with that when he had a 25 point lead.
But if the lead is really down to six, watch him start to make pro-labor advances.
He'll need their GOTV operations.
Of course he'll still screw union members after the election and I fully expect him to go straight at the teachers unions first (as he has said he would.)
So union members and teachers would be best served by NOT voting for him regardless.
The worst that could happen is for Cuomo to win and Dems in the legislature to roll over and give him all his anti-labor, anti-teacher initiatives.
At least if Paladino won, they'd fight him on everything (theoretically, at any rate.)
Plus Paladino is such a nutcase, it wouldn't take long for him to be as powerless as the current Bozo, David Paterson.
Perhaps that might be the best course.