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New Poll Numbers Not Good News For Cynthia Nixon In Race For Governor

June 13, 2018 - 10:57 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- A new poll out on New York's race for governor isn't good news for Cynthia Nixon.

The Siena College poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding a wide lead over challenger, actress and activist Nixon 61 to 26 percent in the democratic primary contest.

That’s up from 58 to 27 percent in April.

Nixon's strongest support is upstate and she still trails Cuomo there 47 to 36 percent.

Cuomo also leads Dutchess County Executive, Republican Marc Molinaro by 19 percentage points in a potential November election matchup.

Nixon also leads Molinaro by 11 points -- 46 to 35 percent.

Nixon, a 51-year-old Manhattan mother of three, is a longtime advocate for fairness in public school funding and fervent supporter of Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has frequently clashed with Cuomo.

While Nixon has strong political connections and name recognition in the city that was the backdrop for her Emmy Award-winning role as lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the HBO comedy "Sex and the City,'' her star power among voters outside the city is less certain.
Jefrey Pollock, pollster and political adviser to Cuomo and other prominent Democrats, said that celebrity isn't likely to trump governing experience in the voting booth.

Nixon, plans to release her $7.4 billion education platform today and outline her vision for schools in the state.