Cuomo Maintains Wide Lead, AG and Comptroller Races Tied


Democrat Andrew Cuomo maintained a wide, double-digit lead in a Siena College released today over Republican Carl Paladino.

But in some good news for New York Republicans, the races for attorney general and comptroller are in a dead heat.

Election Day is Tuesday.

The poll found Cuomo, the current state attorney general, holding a 25-percentage point lead over Paladino, a Buffalo businessman, 58 percent to 33 percent.

That is in line with most surveys showing Cuomo with a wide, double-digit lead.

The Siena poll found Cuomo leading in all parts of the state.

“Two days from Election Day and voters continue to overwhelmingly say that Andrew Cuomo is their choice for governor,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “No matter how you slice the numbers, Cuomo has a seemingly invincible lead. He leads Paladino 78-15 percent in New York City, 54-36 percent in the downstate suburbs and 47-41 percent among upstate voters.”

Incumbent Democratic Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who held a wide lead in nearly all polls until this point, was tied with Republican Harry Wilson, of Scarsdale, Westchester County. Both drew 44 percent of the vote.

State Sen. Eric Schneiderman of Manhattan, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, was also tied with his Republican rival, Dan Donovan, the Staten Island district attorney.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, maintained wide double-digit leads over their Republican opponents, Jay Townsend and Joe DioGuardi, respectively.

The poll was conducted between Oct. 27 and 30 to 603 likely voters. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.


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  1. Check out the wording in the Attorney General and Comptroller races and compare it to the Governors race.

    You will notice that the only say Republican or Democrat and not the other lines that they are running on.

    This means Harry Wilson is in the lead since he has both the Independence and Conservative Lines.

    The race for Attorney General is a “Tie” Donovan has the Conservative line and Schneiderman has the Independence and Working families line which could be the difference in a very very close race.

    The 12% undecided is split between all the minor parties that have ballot status and those that are looking for it and any candidates they have that are running for these offices.

    In 1994 when Vacco won it was the Right to life line that pulled him into the winner circle

    In 1998 Vacco was talk out of taking the line and lost by 35,000 votes.

    The Right to life line drew more than 50,000 votes that year.

    JUST say NO to the Democ”RAT”ic Cover Up Gang of Schumer, Cuomo, DiNapoli, and the WATACHDOG AG “Eric Schneiderman Ruff Ruff

    Before there was the “Oracle at Delphi” there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

    VJ Machiavelli