This is the first poll I believe …..
The Lt. Governor leads….
And right behind her is Attorney General Tish James , who I think could jump into first place quickly
(She actually has a higher favoribilty number then Hochul)…..
The reality check in this poll is that outgoing Big Apple Mayor DeBlasio is double digits behind the two women ….
New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D), who is slated to become the state’s chief executive next week after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) resignation goes into effect, is leading among potential 2022 Democratic gubernatorial candidates in a new poll.
The survey, conducted by co/efficient, asked likely Democratic primary voters whether they would support Hochul, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) or someone else in the gubernatorial primary if it were held today.
Twenty-eight percent of respondents said they would support Hochul, followed by 24 percent who said they would vote for James and 5 percent who threw their support behind de Blasio.
Fourteen percent of those polled said they would support someone else in the primary, and 29 percent said they are still undecided.
The poll, conducted Aug. 15 and 16, comes amid a shakeup in New York politics following Cuomo’s resignation announcement….
The co/efficient poll found that Hochul has a 42 percent favorability among likely Democratic primary voters, and a 9 percent unfavorability. Still, however, 48 percent of respondents said they are unsure of their opinion on the lieutenant governor.
James had a 57 percent favorability in the poll, with 11 percent saying they have an unfavorable opinion towards her. Nearly a third of respondents, 32 percent, however, said they are unsure of their opinion on the attorney general…..
image….Our Time Press