New York Governor Andrew Cuomo opened up a massive lead over liberal challenger Cynthia Nixon this week, with new polls showing Cuomo leading his progressive opponent by 41 points just days before Thursday’s gubernatorial primary.
The survey conducted by Siena College shows Cuomo leading Nixon by 41 points; topping the ‘Sex and the City’ star by a margin of 63% to 22%.
The lead has grown by 10 points since July.
“Cuomo has expanded his two-to-one lead in July and now seems poised to overwhelm Nixon in Thursday’s Democratic primary. With a lead of nearly 40 points among all likely voters, Cuomo has a lead of at least 20 points with every demographic group and leads by at least 30 points in every region of the state,” said the survey.
Liberal hopeful Cynthia Nixon is hoping for a progressive upset against Cuomo, similar to election stunners like self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprise victory over a long-serving congressional Democrat.
Read the full story at the Washington Examiner.
CYNTHIA'S STRATEGY? Nixon Says ‘HIGHER TAXES’ Make NY More ‘BUSINESS FRIENDLY’
Democratic challenger for Governor of New York Cynthia Nixon dodged questions surrounding her massive tax scheme Thursday; claiming the state’s high taxes actually makes the region more “business friendly.”
Nixon was speaking with MSNBC when she was asked if New York’s wealthy residents and their businesses would leave should she implement her “millionaire’s tax.”
“If you were successful in imposing a millionaire’s tax or corporate tax, what makes you think those companies and those wealthy people would stay in New York?” asked MSNBC’s Rick Tyler.
“I think that wealthy individuals have the liberty of choosing where they want to live. If high taxes were a thing that would make wealthy people move, we wouldn’t have so many wealthy people in New York,” said Nixon.
“If we want to create jobs for New Yorkers, investing in infrastructure is the most effective way to do it, and it’s a way to prepare our state for the future and make it more business friendly,” she concluded.
CYNTHIA’S STRATEGY: Nixon Says Pass Universal Healthcare, ‘Figure Out’ Funding Later
NY Governor Candidate Cynthia Nixon unveiled her detailed strategy for providing a ‘Medicare for All’ system to all New Yorkers this week; saying legislators should pass a universal healthcare bill and “figure out” funding later.
Nixon was speaking with the Daily News Editorial Board Wednesday when she was pressed over a host of issues; including the state’s healthcare system and bloated budget.
“Nixon also pushed her plan for a state universal health care program that estimates suggest could cost initially anywhere from $96 billion to $200 billion. The state budget currently is $170 billion,” writes the Daily News. “Nixon said she does not have a plan to pay for it”
“Pass it and then figure out how to fund it,” she said.
Nixon’s comments come just days after her heated debate with sitting Governor Andrew Cuomo; where the two sparred-off over immigration, ICE, and New York’s escalating housing crisis.
Read the full story at the NY Daily News.