As per a new report, New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s lead in the Democratic primary for governor is now more than 30 points over her closest challenger.
According to a Siena College survey released Tuesday, Hochul has the support of 46% of Democratic voters for the June primary – which stands at 34 points ahead of her nearest challenger, Bill de Blasio, who coincidentally announced last evening that he will not seek the governorship.
The statistics from the Siena College showed that De Blasio received 12% support in the survey, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams received 11%, and Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi garnered just 6%. 22% of the survey respondents said they either didn’t know or had no opinion over whom to support.
The incumbent governor’s favorability among all voters stands at 45%, and at 60% with registered Democrats.
The poll also asked voters what they think of new New York City Mayor Eric Adams – who gained a 41 percent favorability rating compared to 19 percent who said they viewed him unfavorably. However, 40 percent of respondents said they either didn’t know or had no opinion of him. More Republican voters said they viewed him favorably – 29 percent – compared to those who viewed him unfavorably, at 20 percent.