New Poll Shows Cuomo In Strong Position For Re-Election

3:27 PM, Oct 22, 2013   |    comments
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - We're now just over a year away from election day and Republicans still don't have a candidate to run against Governor Cuomo.

And new polling numbers from Siena College don't offer Republicans much encouragement.

Anything over 50% in polling questions is good news for an incumbent.

And the poll shows the governor is viewed favorably by 62% of people.

52% say that Cuomo is doing a good or excellent job.

And perhaps the most important number: 55% would vote to re-elect Cuomo today against any candidate, versus only 32% who would not vote for him.

Channel 2 political analyst Carl Calabrese says Republicans always have a tough time running for statewide office because there are so many more Democrats than Republicans in the state, and now you add to that equation the governor's strong poll numbers.

Scott Brown: "With these type of numbers does it make it even tougher to find a Republican candidate?"

Carl Calabrese: "Yeah sure it does. Again those three big numbers- favorable, job performance and hard re-elect are what all the politicians look at and if you're on the other side, the Republicans side, you would hope to see those numbers much lower if not under water."

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