Andrew Cuomo Leads Cynthia Nixon 2-1 In New Poll

The New York Post reports:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds a commanding 2-1 lead over rival Cynthia Nixon in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary — but his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, is locked in a surprisingly close race against insurgent Jumaane Williams, according to a poll released Tuesday. Cuomo, who is running for a third term, leads Nixon 60 percent to 29 percent, with 11 percent undecided in the Siena College poll.

Although Cuomo and Hochul are running as a ticket, they are elected separately — meaning Cuomo could end up with Williams, a critic, as his lieutenant governor. In the governor’s race, Cuomo beat the “Sex and the City” actress in every region of the state and among all ethnic, racial, age and ideological groups. In the downstate suburbs, he was trouncing her 74 to 16 percent. He was also in a 60-to-31 percent runaway in New York City and has a 54-to-33 percent margin upstate.

More from the Associated Press:

The Democratic primary for attorney general is a wide open race, according to a new Siena College poll released Tuesday. New York City Public Advocate Letitia James received 25 percent in the survey of 630 likely Democratic primary voters. U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney is running in second with 16 percent.

Former congressional and gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout stands at 13 percent and 4 percent of voters said they are supporting Leecia Eve, an attorney and Buffalo native. Forty-two percent of voters are undecided, the poll found. James holds leads in most demographic groups. She has a 29-point lead over her closest competitor in New York City.

Maloney is also running to hold his House seat.