Governor Andrew Cuomo has a 51-44% favorability rating among likely general election voters, compared to 49-44% in April.
Cuomo leads the Republican, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro – who is essentially unknown to more than two-thirds of likely voters – 56-37%, according to a new Siena College poll of likely New York State general election voters released Wednesday.
Democrats favor Cuomo over challenger Cynthia Nixon 61-26%, which is up from 58-27% in April.
Cuomo has a narrower 47-39% lead upstate, and there is no gender gap to favor Nixon, as Cuomo leads with men by 31 points and with women by 37 points.
He also leads among black voters 74-17%.
Link: Siena Poll Results
U.S. Senate, Comptroller, Attorney General
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand holds a 61-28% lead over her little-known Republican opponent, Chele Farley, and State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli leads Republican Jonathan Trichter 56-22%. The race for Attorney General appears wide open as none of the candidates tested has significant name recognition.
The President has a negative 38-59% favorability rating among likely voters, up from negative 31-65% in April. His job performance is negative 36-63%, up from negative 27-71% in April.