New Poll: Paterson Gets Trounced By Cuomo in Primary

ALBANY—David Paterson’s approval rating has plummeted relative to that of other statewide officials, a new poll released today shows.

Paterson would garner half the votes of Attorney General Andrew Cuomo if the two were to run against each other in a Democratic primary, the Quinnipiac poll of 1,065 registered voters found, losing the hypothetical matchup 53-25 percent. Paterson’s approval rating has also slipped to 41 percent, down seven points from last month.

Rudy Giuliani’s favorability rating, however, stands at 56 percent. In a hypothetical matchup for governor, Giuliani ties Paterson 43 to 43. Cuomo would win a race against Giuliani 51 to 37, the poll found.