Democratic incumbent Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has a dominating lead over Democratic Socialist challenger and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, according to a Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday.
The poll data said that 59 percent of likely voters surveyed for this poll are more likely to vote for Cuomo. In comparison, only 23 percent of those asked would vote for Nixon.
The 26-percent lead over his challenger is huge and could be insurmountable unless something drastic happens.
Cuomo has served two consecutive terms as governor and is now going up against Nixon for the Democratic primary. Whoever wins will go up against Marcus Molinaro, the Republican nominee.
Cynthia Nixon recently came out against the Immigration Customs Enforcement agency, calling for it to be abolished. She has also referred to the agency as a terrorist organization. (RELATED: White House Explains What ICE Is To Cynthia Nixon, After She Called It A ‘Terrorist Organization’)
If @mike_pence is attacking me, we must be doing something right. What’s really “appalling” is how ICE tears children away from their parents. Parents who came to this country, fleeing deadly violence, to provide a brighter future for their families.
— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) July 6, 2018
Quinnipiac University surveyed 934 people from New York, with a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percentage points. Of those people, 415 are Democrats. The polling took place from July 12–16.