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New Poll Shows Paladino Closing on Cuomo

October 22, 2010

New York – The latest poll on the race for New York State Governor shows Republican underdog Carl Paladino trailing Democrat Andrew Cuomo by only 14 points.

A Siena Research Institute poll released earlier this week showed Paladino down by more than 30 points.

A Rasmussen research poll  of likely voters released Friday shows Cuomo leading Paladino 51-37, with 5 percent supporting another candidate and 6 percent undecided.

The report shows only 39 percent of voters in the state have a favorable opinion of Paladino. In contrast, Cuomo is viewed favorably by 57 percent of voters.

Paladino campaign manager Michael Caputo released the following statement regarding the latest poll:

“Today’s Rasmussen Reports survey of likely voters in the New York State shows Buffalo builder Carl Paladino down by 14 points against career politician Andrew Cuomo, 51 to 37 percent. This is wildly different from the recent Siena and New York Times surveys, both which showed a dubious difference. Public polls are unreliable in this volatile election season, but Rasmussen appears to have a better handle on their research in this environment. Paladino supporters are excited this race is tightening again as our statewide media buy kicks in.”

Illuzzi: The Rasmussen poll is more in line. Cuomo is stuck in the very low 50 percentile meaning the race remains competitive. Albeit, if turnout upstate mimics that of primary day the election is with 6-8% right now, keeping mind the GOP turnout on election day, if this scenario holds true, will be between 60-80%. I expect a low democratic turnout.
 
The other problem is Siena & to an extent the Marist polls are fraudulent. The Siena  poll held the headlines for two days impeding the Paladino’s ability to raise money & be taken more seriously within the final two weeks of the campaign. The Marist poll also favors democrats & downstate.
 
Please NOTE as of this posting Lizzie Benjamin YNN, Dick…er the NY Post, NY Daily News & the Buffalo News have not reported the Rasmussen result, while posting Siena & Marist within five minutes atfer those polls were made public. Just an absolute disgrace!
 
NOTE: Illuzzi has reported in the past fairly extensively on the media bias and the bogus polls of Siena and Marist and we agree. Whatever you do, don’t let their skewed results discourage you!
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