In a shocking turn of events Andrew Giuliani, who was once considered a long shot to win the New York Republican gubernatorial primary, has quietly crept up the polls to the number one slot.
The Washington Examiner reports:
In releasing his latest survey, Zogby said on his website, “In a series of stunning new findings, a Unite NY/John Zogby Strategies poll finds GOP insurgent candidate Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, widening his lead over Rep. Lee Zeldin in the party’s gubernatorial primary on June 28.”
The Utica-based Democratic pollster said that Giuliani leads with 35% to Zeldin’s 25%. Astorino is competitive at 17%, while Wilson is at 12%. Another 11% are undecided. It is the latest of a handful of polls showing Giuliani in the driver’s seat.
“The race for the Republican nomination for governor is far from over, but both Zeldin and Wilson have carpeted the television airwaves, so the campaign is in earnest. Giuliani has recently campaigned with his father, ‘America’s Mayor’ after 9/11 and is a strong backer of former President Donald Trump,” Zogby said in his analysis.
Among his key issues are crime and population loss. In April 2021, he announced his campaign in an interview with Secrets and said, “Whoever ends up winning is going to have to implement the Giuliani playbook on public safety, so who better to do that than a Giuliani?”
The race is far from over but incumbent Governor Kathy Hochul still remains the odds-on favorite to win the general election.