Speculate about 2010? Sure, why not.

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Cuomo's been gaining on Paterson for 2010. (Numbers from Siena poll)

It seems that "playing against type" is working for Andrew Cuomo. Or, at least, it's working for the public.

A Siena poll reports that Cuomo and David Paterson are pretty much even in a hypothetical 2010 Democratic primary for governor (35-33 in favor of Paterson). And Cuomo's favorable rating is actually higher now than Paterson's (64-60).

And when you throw Rudy Giuliani into the mix, things get even more interesting.

The Siena poll asked people who they preferred in a hypothetical matchup of Paterson and Giuliani -- and the Gov came out ahead 44-42. It also asked about a Cuomo/Giuliani race -- and that result was 48-39 in favor of Cuomo.

(So, is Giuliani gonna run? A few weeks back he told CNN it was "too early" to decide.)

That NYT article linked above (about the fallout from the Senate selection circus) indicates this may have been Cuomo's plan all along -- let Paterson self destruct and stand by looking gubernatorial. But it seems like the Senate drama didn't hurt Paterson too much. A Quinnipiac poll out this week asked people who they blamed for the "the controversy surrounding Caroline Kennedy's failed senate bid." Forty-nine percent said Kennedy and her staff -- only 15 percent blamed Paterson and his aides.

Comments

I'm not comfortable with all this "election" stuff. Can't we just have some else pick the Governor for us?

Ok, let me see if I have this straight... Sen Bruno compared himself to Mother Theresa, Gov Blogo compared himself to Ghandi, Speaker Pelosi said birth control was going to fix the economy.. The Spitz with all the money and power had to pay for sex, whats his name the smartist man in politics at the time, or yea Hevisi, had the state drive his wife around some where.. that was stupid... I do believe now, that all politicians are psycopaths... really... they are insane... Birth control fix the economy.. ????? 2010 is not going to be any different. Cuomo/Paterson either one.. Cuomo had some evil reputation when he worked for his Dad.. Paterson is proving to be a light weight... as I said they are all nuts.. we need a total change.. wholesale..

Things are getting more complicated. It is not supposed to be this hard if we just allow ourselves to listen. Even if we change everything, if they don't get united, nothing will ever change.

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