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Cuomo Only up by 6 in Latest Poll

Via Quinnipiac:

Republican Carl Paladino, aided by a 4 -1 margin among Tea Partiers, trails New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for Governor, 49 – 43 percent among likely voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

While it seems unlikely that Paladino will ultimately win the race, these numbers suggest a more competitive contest than many (Cuomo included) expected.

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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

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  1. Given that Paladino was down 16 points just last week, I’m very skeptical about this one……

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  2. wr says:

    It will be interesting to see what happens in November. I’m beginning to wonder about some of these likely voter screens. There’s a narrative out there that likely voters are Tea Partiers and basically no one else — at what point does this narrative begin to affect the screens used by pollsters?

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