With polling results from the latest Qunnipiac University New York Governor’s race is there ANY doubt that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani will run next year?
In an early look at the 2010 Governor’s race, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads Paterson 54 – 32 percent. Giuliani leads 86 – 6 percent among Republicans and 60 – 21 percent among independent voters, while Democrats back Paterson 56 – 30 percent. Giuliani leads 62 – 25 percent among white voters and 51 – 42 percent among Hispanics, while black voters back Paterson 64 – 18 percent.
Cuomo leads Giuliani 47 – 41 percent in a head-to-head matchup, down from a 53 – 36 percent lead April 6. Independent voters have shifted from 49 – 38 percent for Cuomo April 8 to 44 – 40 percent for Giuliani today. In this latest survey, Giuliani leads 80 – 9 percent among Republicans while Democrats back Cuomo 78 – 16 percent. Cuomo leads 76 – 13 percent among black voters and 52 – 40 percent among Hispanics, as white voters go to Giuliani 47 – 42 percent.
“If the Republicans nominate Mayor Giuliani, he beats Paterson by a lot. Cuomo beats Giuliani but that lead is shrinking as independent voters shift to the Republican. That’s a trend to watch,” Carroll said.
There is already a Draft Rudy website, a Facebook group and a Twitter account set up for a Rudy run for Governor. With Flap’s experience in the Giuliani for President campaign this is not established with at least some input from the Rudy folks.
The only question now is whether with deteriorating poll numbers will New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo take a chance running for Governor or let the New York Democrats twist in the wind with David Paterson?
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