There’s little home-state support for a presidential run for former Gov. George Pataki and current Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Quinnipiac University poll today said.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Chappaqua, Westchester County, resident, still by far leads the pack for president in New York, the poll found.
The former first lady and presumptive Democratic candidate got 51 percent of support from New Yorkers for the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Behind Clinton were Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts with 11 percent, Vice President Joseph Biden with 8 percent and Cuomo with 7 percent.
Cuomo hasn’t indicated any plans to run for president, but if Clinton decided not to run, he would be on a short list of potential candidates.
On the Republican side in New York, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had 13 percent each, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 12 percent, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida at 10 percent and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky at 8 percent.
Pataki, who has said he’s contemplating a run and is traveling the country for a potential bid, got 6 percent in the poll. He was the Republican governor from 1995 through 2006.
“New Yorkers love their adopted daughter from Chappaqua. Hillary Clinton simply wipes out the presidential opposition,” Maurice Carroll, a Quinnipiac pollster, said in a statement.
“The local guys hardly show. In their respective parties, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former Gov. George Pataki – remember him? – are in single digits.”
From March 11 – 16, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,228 New York voters with a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.