Killian to run for Lt. Gov.
A recent Quinnipiac poll has Cuomo with a 57 to 26 percent lead over Molinaro, but Cuomo will have to deal with a Democratic primary challenge from actress-activist Cynthia Nixon. Cuomo leads Nixon among Democrats by a 50 to 28 percent margin. If Nixon, who has received the endorsement from the Working Families Party, decides to run in November regardless of the outcome of the September Democratic primary, a three-way race between Nixon, Molinaro and Cuomo currently polls at: Cuomo – 40 percent, Molinaro – 23 percent, and Nixon – 20 percent, with 17 percent undecided.
Four years ago, former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino lost to Cuomo by a 54 to 40 percent margin, with Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins getting 5 percent of the vote.