Andrew Cuomo Has Pulled Ahead Of Carl Paladino

... and it is no longer a "tight" race for the New York governor's mansion:
Despite his lead among the many New York State likely voters angry with state government, Republican Carl Paladino is falling behind New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate for governor, and now trails 55 - 37 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 49 - 43 percent Cuomo lead in a September 22 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, conducted one week after Paladino's landslide Republican primary win.

In today's survey, Cuomo leads 86 - 11 percent among Democrats and 47 - 42 percent among independent voters. Republicans back Paladino 69 - 23 percent. The 15 percent of likely voters who consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement back Paladino 79 - 15 percent.
Dang. From a six-point gap to an 18-point gap. Those are some really bad numbers for Paladino.

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