It’s been a fun and sometimes wild ride in the New York gubernatorial Democratic primary this spring. Upstart Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon got a lot of people excited with her challenge to the state’s scandal-prone governor, Andrew Cuomo. That was especially true in the media, where liberal analysts were falling all over themselves to find signs of life in her campaign. But as the heat of summer approaches, a new Siena poll shows that not only is Nixon failing to chip away at Cuomo’s massive lead, she’s actually losing ground. I was first alerted to the latest set of numbers last night on Twitter by Steve Kornacki.
NY Gov Dem primary poll (Siena)
Andrew Cuomo 61%Cynthia Nixon 26%
By race:White: Cuomo 57-30%Latino: Cuomo 69-23%Black: Cuomo 74-17%https://t.co/DSFeDMEV0W
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) June 13, 2018
Ouch. That’s pretty brutal. The New York Post had more of the details this morning.
Two-term incumbent Andrew Cuomo continues