Bloomberg Leads Paterson, Paterson Leads Giuliani

John Zogby has some intriguing results from hypothetical matchups in the 2010 New York gubernatorial race: If the election for NY Governor were held today and ...
by | April 11, 2008

John Zogby has some intriguing results from hypothetical matchups in the 2010 New York gubernatorial race:

If the election for NY Governor were held today and the candidates were . . .

David Paterson

36%

Michael Bloomberg

44%

Not sure

20%

If the election for NY Governor were held today and the candidates were . . .

David Paterson

49%

Rudy Giuliani

34%

Not sure

18%

In reality, though, Bloomberg's path to victory is tougher than these numbers indicate. If Bloomberg runs as an independent, the Republican nominee will probably siphon votes away from him. He might have an easier time running as a Republican.

But would Republicans really accept the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent back into the fold? Some of Bloomberg's campaign contributions to New York Republicans might help at least a little.

By the way, I'm surprised by Giuliani's poor showing in the poll. He seems to have done himself no favors through his presidential campaign.

Josh Goodman
Josh Goodman  |  Former Staff Writer
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