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WSJ/WNBC/Marist Poll: Cuomo Continues Strong Lead Over Astorino

The poll was conducted prior to the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Patch file photo.
Incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to hold a strong, 35-point lead over Republican gubernatorial challenger Rob Astorino, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Cuomo leads Astorino, the Westchester County Executive, 59 percent to 24 percent among New York registered voters. The poll by the Journal, WNBC-TV and Marist College surveyed 833 voters - 673 registered - between June 23 and July 1. Third-party candidate Howie Hawkins received 6 percent, and the poll's overall margin of error is 3.8 percent.

Reporter Erica Orden writes that Astorino is even struggling to gain traction among voters who say taxes and/or the broken government are main issues.

"Those are the folks Astorino is trying to build his campaign around, and he's not getting even those core voters at this point," Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, told the WSJ. "When a challenger is running against an incumbent, looking for change is how you build your case."

Click here to view a PDF of The Wall Street Journal/WNBC-TV/Marist College poll.
eatingdogfood July 09, 2014 at 08:26 PM
I give Astorino credit for trying, but NY is way too blue.
Lives here July 10, 2014 at 08:32 AM
Just remember what Andy & Mario have done to the union rank & file - furloughs, no raises for 3 years resulting in long-term pension losses, all to balance the budget on the backs of the NYS working stiffs. Millionaires are not bearing those hardships, the working stiff is bearing them. All from the "Democratic" Cuomo crew. Andy is a DINO. Vote him OUT.
Nick M. July 10, 2014 at 08:47 AM
Astorino never had a chance. Ny is a welfare state where hardworking people vote with their feet taking their jobs and tax dollars to states like tx fl or the carolinas. People like coumo are king here throwing small handouts to the dependent class.
Chris Marengo July 10, 2014 at 09:04 AM
Rob will have a better shot if that far left progressive hack runs as a 3rd party candidate.
mark July 10, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Who ever wins, please stop giving out agricultural tax breaks for these faux farms. no more breaks for horse farms, bee keepers, vegetable stands etc. Stop making me pay for somebody elses weekend retreat.

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