Presidential Race Maps Writing on the Wall

NY Governor Cuomo's Popularity Lags

Posted Nov 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Siena in New York reports that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating has dropped to its lowest point, 44% to 52%.

Cuomo Popularity High

Posted Aug 15, 2013 at 9:36 PM by Maurice Berger

A new survey by Siena in New York reports that Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is viewed favorably by 65% of voters and unfavorably by 30%. This represents an improvement from June, when his approval numbers were net positive, 58% to 35%. 55% say they would now vote to re-elect him while 35% would prefer someone else.

Clinton Way Ahead For 2016 Democratic Nomination

Posted May 15, 2013 at 2:29 AM by Maurice Berger

A new poll by Quinnipiac reports former US Senator and First Lady Hillary Clinton holds a commanding lead over other potential 2016 candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination, with 65%, followed by Joe Biden at 13% and Andrew Cuomo at 4%.

Hillary Clinton Way Ahead For 2016 Democratic Nomination

Posted May 01, 2013 at 7:48 AM by Maurice Berger

If there was any doubt that Hillary Clinton is the prohibitive favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination for President, anew Fairleigh Dickinson University poll puts those doubts to rest:  Clinton leads with 63%, followed by Joe Biden 12%, Andrew Cuomo 3%.

Can Cuomo Effectively Challenge Clinton In 2016?

Posted Jan 03, 2013 at 9:53 AM by Maurice Berger

With many speculating that Hillary Clinton will mount another run for president in 2016, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo appears also to be weighing his options. Will the Governor's sky-high popularity in his home state increase his standing within the Democratic party? Or is Senator Clinton unstoppable? A recent poll by Quinnipiac in New York reports that Cuomo holds a stunning 74% to 13% approval rating, his highest score to date and the latest in a six-month string of 70+ percent positive ratings. But it is the demographic breakdown of these number that may add fuel to the Cuomo presidential bandwagon: 68% (to 18%) of Republicans and 70% (to 12%) of independent voters also approve of the way he is handling his job. In the end, New York is not a good indicator of national sentiment and popularity: there, it is Sen. Clinton who holds the edge, with a national approval rating at nearly 70%, higher than her husband or the president.

Assessing The Democratic Field in 2016

Posted Dec 05, 2012 at 9:28 AM by Maurice Berger

Harry Enten, applying a statistical method that assesses potential presidential candidates by ideology, places New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to the right of a number of possible contenders. Cuomo, Enten writes, "simply doesn't have that liberal allure" that Hillary Clinton or other popular Democrats mentioned as possible presidential candidates in 2016. He continues: "If these numbers are to believed, the possible 2016 roster of candidates will position Cuomo and Warner as ideologically conservative Democrats, Biden and O'Malley as moderate Democrats, Clinton, Patrick, and Schweitzer as liberal Democrats, and Warren as a very liberal Democrat."

PollTrack believes that we have a long way to go until 2016. Perceptions may change as voters become more familiar with the potential candidates (of both parties).