The Distance Between Cuomo and Paterson

Here’s a graph that shows the shift in poll numbers between Andrew Cuomo and David Paterson in a hypothetical gubernatorial race.

There are actually two new polls today, both showing Cuomo leading Paterson among Democrats.

Marist has Cuomo leading 70 to 23 among registered Democrats. Quinnipiac has Cuomo leading 55 to 23, also among registered Democrats.

The Quinnipiac poll also has a more detailed breakdown of voters, by ethnicity. Paterson leads Cuomo 42 to 34 percent among African Americans, but the poll also said African-American voters, by a margin of 73 to 22 percent, would not view a Cuomo challenge to Paterson as racially divisive.

Of course, this all should be taken with a grain of salt, considering Cuomo hasn’t even announced his candidacy. The Distance Between Cuomo and Paterson