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Poll Finds Democrats Want To Ditch Joe Biden For Andrew Cuomo

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Most Democrats want to nominate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for president over presumptive nominee Joe Biden, a new poll finds.

The poll, conducted by the conservative Club for Growth and first reported by The New York Post, found that 56% of Democrat respondents wanted Cuomo to lead the Democratic ticket, compared to 44% who wanted to keep Biden. The poll was conducted among 361 Democrats, 349 Republicans, and 262 Independents, and has a margin of error of 4.8%. (RELATED: Poll: More Americans Trust Trump Than Biden To Manage Coronavirus Crisis)

“With every major news event, Democrats realize more and more how bad of a candidate Joe Biden is, and Democrats now preferring Cuomo is just another example,” Club for Growth vice president of communications Joe Kildea told The Post.

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 02: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on March 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Biden continues to campaign before the upcoming Super Tuesday Democratic presidential primaries. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event on March 2, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

The 77-year-old former vice president effectively clinched the nomination earlier this week when Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his campaign. Cuomo has received widespread praise for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has engulfed New York, with a poll conducted by Siena last month finding that 87% of New Yorkers support the job Cuomo has done combating the pandemic.