The Upstate Lt. Gov moved in the Governor’s spot when Andrew Cuomo quit under political pressure due to sexual harrasmnt reports….
There have been no charges against Cuomo….
This Sienna poll isn’t current….
Ex-New York Mayor DeBlasio is facing reality and won’t run….
AG James under pressure for investigation Cuomo and trying to run for hi job dropped out also
There are two now in hunt for her job New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and Long Island House Rep Tom Suozzi….
Houchul IS up over the moon upstate
There are also things for the current Gov to worry about….
She does NOT carry the black vote in the poll and there is some undecided….
Governor Kathy Hochul is – five months before the primary – the clear favorite among New York Democrats, leading potential primary opponents by more than 30 points. She has the support of 46 percent of Democrats, compared to 12 percent for former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, 11 percent for New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and six percent for Rep. Tom Suozzi, with 24 percent unsure or naming another candidate, according to a new Siena College poll of registered New York State voters released today.
When asked how likely it is that the United States will continue to be a democratic republic in 2030 despite current partisan divisions, 29 percent said it was very likely, another 38 percent say it’s somewhat likely, 17 percent say not very likely, and five percent say not likely at all. Voters support, 63-27 percent, requiring former President Donald Trump to testify in the civil investigation into potential fraud by the Trump Organization being conducted by Attorney General Letitia James.
“James is out of the race. Williams and Suozzi are unknown to half of Democrats. A potential opponent, de Blasio, is viewed unfavorably by more Democrats than view him favorably. With 22 weeks until the primary, it appears Hochul is in the catbird seat to be the Democratic nominee for governor,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Hochul approaches support from nearly half of Democrats, 46 percent, up from 36 percent last month – before James, who had the support of 18 percent, exited the race. DeBlasio appears to have picked up some James supporters as well, now at 12 percent, up from six percent in December.
“Hochul leads big in New York City and the downstate suburbs and has an enormous lead, 65 percent support, upstate. In fact, she leads with every demographic group, except Black voters – 36 percent for de Blasio, 26 percent for Hochul, 19 percent for Williams,” Greenberg said. “Among Democrats, Hochul has a 60-19 percent favorability rating, compared to Williams, 38-13 percent, Suozzi, 26-19 percent, and de Blasio, 42-45 percent.”
“Five months is a long time in politics but given her bully pulpit, campaign war chest and enormous early lead, Williams, Suozzi and de Blasio, if he enters the race, have a lot of catching up to do and a very steep path in front of them,” Greenberg said….