Q Poll: Cuomo Pulls Away

Quinnipiac, who last month showed a tight race for governor, are out with a new poll today that gives Andrew

Quinnipiac, who last month showed a tight race for governor, are out with a new poll today that gives Andrew Cuomo a considerable lead over his Republican rival, Carl Paladino.

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The latest numbers give Cuomo a 55-37 lead over Paladino,  with only six percent undecided. And Cuomo leads by five among independent voters.

“After the dust settled from Paladino’s big primary win, the big switch was in the independent vote – a small edge for Paladino two weeks ago turns into a small edge for Cuomo this time,” said Q Poll director Maurice Carroll.

And nearly half of voters say that they are “angry” at state government, and those voters give Paladino a 50-41 lead. Perhaps they can have an Angry Party?

Overall, Cuomo has high favorables, with 72 percent of voters approving of the job he has done as attorney general and 67 percent saying he has the right personality to be governor. And fifty-five percent of voters have a favorable opinion of him.

Meanwhile 49 percent of voters have an unfavorable opinion of Paladino, up 13 points from the last poll.

Elsewhere, 53 percent of voters approve of the job Barack Obama is doing, while 55 percent disapprove of the job that Gov. David Paterson is doing

 

 

Q Poll: Cuomo Pulls Away