Rick Lazio has a double-digit lead over both of his Republican opponents, but 40 percent of the GOP say they’re unsure who to support, according to a Quinnipiac poll released this morning.
Also worth mentioning: in head-to-head match-ups, Andrew Cuomo crushes them all.
Among Republicans, Lazio gets 34 percent, while Carl Paladino gets 11 percent and Steve Levy gets 11 percent. Against Cuomo, Lazio does slightly better than Levy and Paladino.
Cuomo over Lazio: 55 to 26 percent.
Cuomo over Paladino: 60 to 24 percent.
Cuomo over Levy: 57 to 24 percent.
For Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand’s biggest challenger–on paper anyway–remains George Pataki, who isn’t actively running. Pataki would beat Gillibrand, 45 to 40 percent, with 13 percent undecided.
In a Republican primary, Pataki would destroy Bruce Blakeman, who is a declared candidate, 65 to 15 percent, with 19 percent undecided.
The poll did not ask about two other senate candidates who are new to the race: Joe DioGuardi or David Malpass (who enters the race this week).