The Latest: Poll: Cuomo leads actor, 2 NY GOP challengers

March 19, 2018 - 2:39 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the latest Siena College poll showing Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has big leads over potential Republican challengers and former "Sex and the City" story Cynthia Nixon, who announced Monday she'll challenge Cuomo in the Democratic primary (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

A poll released a few hours before Cynthia Nixon announced she'll challenge New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the Democratic nomination shows the incumbent has a big lead over the former "Sex and the City" star.

Nixon made her announcement Monday afternoon, about eight hours after a new Siena College poll showed the two-time incumbent governor was favored by 66 percent of registered Democrats, while 19 percent favored the 51-year-old actor.

The poll also showed Cuomo leading two potential Republican challengers — Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and state Sen. John DeFrancisco — by wide margins.

The poll of 772 registered voters was conducted March 11-16. The margin of error is plus-minus 4.0 percentage points.

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11:25 p.m.

The latest Siena College poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo holding big leads over two potential Republican challengers as the Democrat seeks a third term in office.

The poll released Monday found that registered voters in New York state prefer Cuomo over Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro by 57 percent to 29 percent. They also favor Cuomo over state Sen. John DeFrancisco, of Syracuse, 57 percent to 28 percent.

Democrats overwhelmingly favor Cuomo over a potential primary challenger, actress Cynthia Nixon, by 66 percent to 19 percent. There have been reports Nixon, best known for her work on HBO's "Sex and the City," is considering challenging Cuomo in the September primary.

The poll of 772 registered voters was conducted March 11-16. The margin of error is plus-minus 4.0 percentage points.

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