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In poll, Cuomo has commanding lead over Trump, Astorino

Posted 13 February 2014 at 12:00 am

Press release, Quinnipiac University

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a 63-28 percent job approval rating, higher than the current scores for any governor in the nine states surveyed by Quinnipiac University, and tops either of two possible Republican challengers to his re-election by margins of more than 2 to 1, according to a poll released today.

Gov. Cuomo buries Donald Trump 63-26 percent and tops Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino 58-24 percent, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds.

Cuomo deserves to be re-elected, New York State voters say, 59-31 percent. The governor gets 59-28 percent favorability rating, compared to negative 27-60 percent favorability for Trump. Astorino remains largely unknown as 86 percent of voters haven’t heard enough about him to form an opinion.

“Take your pick: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, an opponent nobody knows or an opponent nobody likes. It comes out the same either way: Gov. Cuomo trounces Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the unknown, or Donald Trump, the unliked,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.