Sun October 31, 2010
Cuomo holds large lead over Paladino
By Eileen Buckley
Buffalo, NY – With just two days before voters head to the polls for the general election, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo shows a large lead over Republican Carl Paladino in the latest Siena College Research Institute Poll released Sunday.
Cuomo leads Paladino 58 to 33 percent.
"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," said Greeberg.
Among Democrats, Cuomo has a commanding 84 to 10 percent lead. Paladino has improved with Republicans and now leads Cuomo 62 to 27 percent.
"Cuomo leads Paladino by 15 points with men and 35 points with women," said Greenberg.
The races for Comptroller and Attorney General are now both dead heats. Republican Harry Wilson has closed a 17-point gap, and he and Democrat Tom DiNapoli both have the support of 44 percent of voters.
In the Attorney General's race, Republican Dan Donovan and Democrat Eric Schneiderman, who previously led by seven points, are also tied at 44 percent each.