Glass half full for Cuomo 2016: The New York governor is polling in third place for a potential Democratic presidential primary, trailing only former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden.
Glass half empty: Cuomo garnered support from just 6 percent of the Democrats (or Democrat-leaning independents) polled.
The McClatchy-Marist Poll released Wednesday found Hillary Clinton with a wide lead nationwide among Democrats, with 63 percent supporting the former U.S. senator from New York. Biden came in second, with 13 percent.
They were followed by Cuomo (6 percent) and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who grabbed 1 percent. Eighteen percent were undecided, according to the poll.
Of course, no one has yet declared for the 2016 race, and Cuomo (as recently as this week) has denied having any thoughts about it. But Hillary Clinton has long been considered the potential frontrunner among Democrats.
“Get ready for round two of Hillary Clinton as the inevitable,” Marist pollster Lee Miringoff said in a statement. “The big question is whether she runs.”
A total of 426 Democrats and Democratic-leaning adults were polled between July 15 and July 18, according to Marist. The margin of error was 4.7 percent.