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Insane Leftists Dominate New York
- It was not that long ago that New York voted for Republicans like Thomas Dewey, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. But in the People's Republic today the GOP candidate for governor registers only 24% in the polls.
- With the insanity of the IRS scandal, Obamacare, illegal aliens etc. the Leftist New York drones give the Democrats and Greens a commanding 65% in the most recent poll.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 35-point lead over his Republican challenger in this fall's general election, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist poll—the first since the conclusion of the legislative session and the start of campaign season.
Cuomo, a Democrat, leads Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino 59% to 24% among registered voters statewide, and Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins receives 6%, the poll found; Astorino has virtually the same total as he did in March reports the Wall Street Journal.
Perhaps most troubling for Astorino, the governor leads by significant margins even among voters who are theoretically part of the GOP candidate's base—those who believe the state needs major changes or is irreparably broken and those who cite taxes or economic development as the state's top priority.
"Those are the folks Astorino is trying to build his campaign around, and he's not getting even those core voters at this point," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. "When a challenger is running against an incumbent, looking for change is how you build your case."
A spokesman for Cuomo declined to comment.
Regarding individuals who believe that the state is on the wrong course, a spokeswoman for Astorino, Jessica Proud said: "Our mission is to reach those voters before Election Day to tell them how we've cut taxes and created jobs, and how that can be replicated statewide. If we do that, we'll win."
The poll showed only one vulnerability for the governor: His favorability dipped slightly, to 58% from 63% in March. Still, his job-approval rating jumped six points, to 48% from 42%.
The race has been lopsided from the start, and not just because the state is overwhelmingly Democratic.
Cuomo, though he has suffered a smattering of political bruises in recent months, has enormous name recognition and has endured no major scandals. He also entered the campaign with a hefty war chest—$33 million, as of January.
New campaign finance disclosures are due to the state Board of Elections next Tuesday.
Astorino, by contrast, entered the race with about $1 million in his coffers and has struggled to make an impression on voters statewide.
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