New York Gubernatorial Race: Cuomo Leads Nixon by Double-Digit


Furthermore, the survey found that Cuomo hold a huge advantage (31%) against Republican Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinario in a 2-way general election match-up.

Nixon is a nuissance to Cuomo

Meanwhile, if Nixon appears on the November ballot as a candidate for the Working Families Party (WFP), Cuomo’s advantage declines. Forty percent (40%)  of voters support him, 23% favor the actress, and 20% back the Dutchess County Executive.

If Nixon is on the November ballot as the Working Families Party candidate, Cuomo’s support drops to 40 percent, with 23 percent for Molinaro and 20 percent for Nixon, according to the poll.

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Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, commented, “Actress Cynthia Nixon is a nuisance to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he seeks a third term, but at this stage she is not running strong enough to make either the Democratic Primary or General Election challenge successful. Only half the electorate knows her. And in a 3-way race that includes Republican Marc Molinaro, Gov. Cuomo does about as well as his two challengers combined.”