A new Marist poll of the New York gubernatorial race out this morning shows Democratic state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo up 53%-34% on Republican nominee Carl Paladino, with Rick Lazio — the Republican primary loser who is reportedly considering a Conservative Party run — pulling in 10%.
Including today’s survey, five polls have been released on the race this week, and results have been anything but consistent. Two of the polls find Paladino in striking distance of Cuomo: a September 21 SurveyUSA poll had the Republican down 49%-40%, while a September 20 Quinnipiac poll produced only a six-point deficit for Paladino. A Siena poll released yesterday, on the other hand, found Cuomo ahead by 33 points, 57%-24%. Similarly, a September 16 Rasmussen poll had the Democrat up big, 54%-38%. Marist hadn’t looked at this race since early May, when the hypothetical Cuomo-Paladino matchup found the Democrat cruising, 67%-22%.
For more on the race, check out TPMDC’s full coverage here.