Poll: Cuomo holds big leads over potential GOP challengers

The latest Siena College poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding big leads over two potential Republican challengers as the Democrat seeks a third term in office.

Posted: Mar 19, 2018 11:40 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The latest Siena College poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding big leads over two potential Republican challengers as the Democrat seeks a third term in office.

The poll released Monday found that registered voters in New York state prefer Cuomo over Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro by 57 percent to 29 percent. They also favor Cuomo over state Sen. John DeFrancisco, of Syracuse, 57 percent to 28 percent.

Democrats overwhelmingly favor Cuomo over a potential primary challenger, actress Cynthia Nixon, by 66 percent to 19 percent. There have been reports Nixon, best known for her work on HBO's "Sex and the City," is considering challenging Cuomo in the September primary.

The poll of 772 registered voters was conducted March 11-16. The margin of error is plus-minus 4.0 percentage points.

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