Here’s the results from today’s Marist Poll on governor and the two U.S. Senate seats.
— Andrew Cuomo: 56%; Carl Paladino: 37%; Other: 3%; Undecided: 4%
— Sen. Chuck Schumer: 60%; Jay Townsend: 36%; Other: 1%; Undecided: 3%
— Kirsten Gillibrand: 55%; Joe DioGuardi: 40%; Other: 1%; Undecided: 4%
“If there ever was a year for the GOP to punch through in New York, this was it. But, in these three contests that hasn’t happened,” said Marist pollster Lee Miringoff. “There may be a political tidal wave nationally, yet in New York, the water still has a tint of Democratic blue.”
Gannett commissioned a Survey USA poll and its results Friday found similarly big leads for the three Democrats. The positive for Paladino in the Survey USA poll: It showed him with a large lead, 55 percent to 36 percent, in western New York, which included the Rochester and Buffalo areas.
The Marist poll didn’t break out western New York from the rest of upstate. For all of upstate, Cuomo held a 47 percent to 45 percent lead over Paladino.