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2014 New York Governor: Astorino vs. Cuomo

Quinnipiac, 10/8

New York Governor

  • Andrew Cuomo – Democrat – 51%
  • Rob Astorino – Republican – 31%
  • Other – 1%
  • Undecided – 8%

According to the most recent Quinnipiac poll, the New York governor election looks like a clear-cut victory for the Democrats. The Democrat Andrew Cuomo currently holds 51 percent of the votes, while his opponent Rob Astorino only has 31 percent.

68 percent of the voters stated that their mind was made up. If this statistic proves to be true, Cuomo should secure an easy win over Astorino when the polls open.

Voters also see Cuomo in a favorable light. 50 percent believe that he is favorable and 39 percent believe that he is not. On the other hand, 27 percent see Astorino as favorable and 29 percent as unfavorable. Astorino also lags behind Cuomo in terms of name recognition. 43 percent of voters say that they haven’t heard enough about Astorino.

Cuomo has campaigned on women’s issues. Due to this, a large majority of his voters are in fact women. Of the 51 percent that chose him, 57 percent of the voters were female while only 44 percent were male.

“New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got a head start on the Quinnipiac University poll with his weekend campaign bus ride touting women’s issues. A monster lead among women voters powers him past Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino,” said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

In previous polls, Cuomo has led several times by over 20 points. It seems unlikely that Astorino will be able to topple Cuomo before the election.

Photo credit: NY Post.