New York, N.Y. - In a recent poll commissioned by the Reform Party, 2783 likely general election voters were asked their views on the upcoming Governor's race and other important issues.
Incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, holds a three-point lead over his Republican and Reform party opponent Marc Molinaro, 46-43 percent.. The poll was conducted by Liberty Opinion Research.
In the multi-ballot question, Cuomo leads with 31% over Molinaro 30%, Cynthia Nixon 14%, Stephanie Miner 5%, Larry Sharpe 5%, Howie Hawkins 5% and 10% Not Sure.
"Bad news for Andrew Cuomo, over 53% of New Yorkers surveyed believe it's time to give a new person a chance, which is buoying Molinaro who still is unknown by a majority of New Yorkers," said Reform Party Chair Curtis Sliwa.
Sliwa added, "While a multi candidate race closes the margin even further to only one point, what is clear that we are headed to a competitive general election in November, which is good for New Yorkers who deserve a real choice."
The poll also indicated that Cuomo's "America was never that great" gaffe resulted in 47% of voters to be less likely to vote for the Governor. While 60% of voters oppose the Governor's decision to pardon convicted felons on parole and restore their right to vote ahead of the 2018 election.
The poll has a margin of error of 1.9%.
Governor Cuomo faces off against Cynthia Nixon Thursday in the Democrat primary.