Cynthia Nixon faces off against Andrew Cuomo in NY primary election

Cynthia Nixon faces off against Andrew Cuomo in NY primary election

In that same debate, Cuomo said not only do labor unions not want the right to strike, but the public blowback would be disastrous to the state economy. That side featured a photo of Cuomo with President Reuven Rivlin of Israel, and a list of the governor's accomplishments for Jewish causes.

"Those were huge exceptions to the rule and to beat an incumbent in his own primary, you really have to draw an inside straight", Patrick Egan, a politics professor at New York University, said in an interview, referring to a lucky hand in poker.

Despite enthusiasm for Nixon in some quarters and on social media, Cuomo held substantial leads against Nixon in the polls.

"The key for the governor is making sure that on a Thursday primary, a day that voters are not necessarily used to voting, that he gets his supporters to the polls", Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said in a telephone interview.

Registered party voters trickled steadily into polling stations in Manhattan, where Nixon - who espouses universal healthcare, rent controls, and fixing the decrepit subway - is thought to enjoy more support than in the suburbs or rural areas.

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Nixon has hit Cuomo hard on the subway, attacking him for his deals with Republicans and for taking donations from Trump in the past, claiming that she represents a grass-roots call for change.

But primaries also present unique problems in polling compared to general elections because voting patterns are more erratic, according to political consultant Scott Levenson.

Tip went to Twitter Monday (September 10) to show his support for Nixon and share footage of her encouraging marijuana legalization.

In an interview with Reuters last week, Nixon said: "I feel people are going to be very surprised on Thursday", and cited victories she felt her campaign had already scored. Though she's always been an activist for her favored causes of education and same-sex marriage, running for office is new to her.

"If you hock the house on Cynthia Nixon you will be homeless on Friday", Mr. Sheinkopf said. Bernie Sanders and the editorial board of the New York Times, which said she is well prepared to serve as a firewall against the Trump administration and keep tabs on "a state government in which ethics can seem a mere inconvenience". I think the mailer was a mistake. Cuomo denied all knowledge of the mailer's contents. But Sanders steered clear of the governor's race. Four Democrats are facing off for the party's nomination in a race that polls have shown to be very close.

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