Rudy Flattered; Rest of New York Not Flattered

“I guess in some strange way its flattering,” Rudy Giuliani told reporters this afternoon, when asked about reports President Obama had discouraged David Paterson from seeking the Democratic nomination in 2010. Mr. Giuliani currently polls much higher than the only Republican to declare so far–former congressman Rick Lazio.

The rest of New York was not so flattered: a Marist poll out today says 62 percent of New Yorkers–and 51 percent of Democrats–think the President shouldn’t have been meddling.

Rudy Flattered; Rest of New York Not Flattered