Poll Shows Cuomo Maintaining Big Lead Despite Worries Over Moreland Scandal

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintains a large lead over Rob Astorino despite concerns over the Moreland Commission.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintains a large lead over Rob Astorino despite concerns over the Moreland Commission. Photo Credit: File

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- New York State voters don't approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's alleged actions regarding the Moreland Commission on ethics, but the Democratic incumbent still maintains a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, according to the most recent Marist College Poll. 

Cuomo still maintains 54 percent of registered voters statewide, including those who are undecided but leaning toward a candidate versus just 23 percent for Astorino. 

The gap between the governor and Westchester's County executive did close in the last month, but only by a small margin. Cuomo lead Astorino 59-24 percent in July's poll. 

One of Astorino's biggest hurdles is simply getting his name out there. More than half of registered voters that participated in the poll did not offer an opinion on Astorino. 

A three-month investigation by The New York Times has revealed aides to Cuomo and his camp compromised the efforts of the Moreland Commission, the very group created by Cuomo to root out government corruption. 

Click here to read the full report on the Marist poll. 

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The polling numbers are an episode out of Seinfeld: “Bizarro Jerry” – perhaps if Mr. Astorino was accused of obstruction of justice and for aiding and abetting a ruthlessly corrupt Tammany machine in Albany, the polling numbers would reverse.

Meanwhile -- Mr. Astorino stay on course. Ignore the noise coming out of the polls and pundits. And, whatever the outcome in November, “nothing can bring you (or your supporters) peace but the triumph of principles” (Emerson).

Anytime a governor interferes with an investigation its called Obstruction of Justice !
I would never vote for Cuomo or Astorino because they do too many political favors for their cronies. We need honesty and transparency in all areas of our government.
The people need relief from corrupt politicians and outrageous taxes and out of control spending. Including padded pensions, padded over time, personal expenditures thats billed to us taxpayers.

Anytime a governor interferes with an investigation its called Obstruction of Justice !
I would never vote for Cuomo or Astorino because they do too many political favors for their cronies. We need honesty and transparency in all areas of our government.
The people need relief from corrupt politicians and outrageous taxes and out of control spending. Including padded pensions, padded over time, personal expenditures thats billed to us taxpayers.

Anytime a governor interferes with an investigation its called Obstruction of Justice !
I would never vote for Cuomo or Astorino because they do too many political favors for their cronies. We need honesty and transparency in all areas of our government.
The people need relief from corrupt politicians and outrageous taxes and out of control spending. Including padded pensions, padded over time, personal expenditures thats billed to us taxpayers.

Anytime a governor interferes with an investigation its called Obstruction of Justice !
I would never vote for Cuomo or Astorino because they do too many political favors for their cronies. We need honesty and transparency in all areas of our government.
The people need relief from corrupt politicians and outrageous taxes and out of control spending. Including padded pensions, padded over time, personal expenditures thats billed to us taxpayers.

Andy is a size 42, when they fit him for the orange jumpsuit he really deserves.

Here's what Executive Chairwoman Regina Calcaterra gad to say about potential conflicts of interest at the Commission (e.g., can they investigate the Governor):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Here's Ms. Calcaterra commenting on the publishing of citizen's written testimony, as mandated in the Commission's charter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Here's Moreland Commission Legistlative Director (and Schneiderman right hand man) discussing the commission and his new name:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

And here is a bit of what they deleted from the record:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

New York is owned by the Democrat Party.

No matter what they do we will elect them, we love the abuse.

We love having no real jobs, we love being taken care of by our NY Government and with its cadre of enablers.

Bravo Andrew you have managed to win in spite of yourself.