Earlier this week, Democratic consultant Steve Sigmund argued on this site that there has been little evidence in the polls to suggest that City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will suffer among Democratic primary voters because of her association with Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Governor Andrew Cuomo tried to lower expectations for the latest poll of his popularity, predicting that gun control would take a toll. He seems to have been right about the effect, if not the cause.
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg's performance during and after Hurricane Sandy was being summarily trashed by most of the participants in a candidate forum last night, the mayor's top aide, Howard Wolfson took to Twitter to respond.(2)
Education is one of the issues on which the 2013 mayoral candidates have positions that should be distinguishable from each other, specifically in terms of how much of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's schools policy they'll keep in place.(3)
A Quinnipiac poll out this morning shows three major Democratic candidates for mayor beating Joe Lhota, the leading Republican mayoral candidate.
The best news for President Obama in recent weeks, even as a number of battlegrounds polls have shown a shift in momentum to Mitt Romney, has always been Ohio, where the president's lead has stayed solid.
A new poll from Quinnipiac University and CBS News shows the president maintaining a five-point lead among the state's likely voters, 50 percent to 45 percent.(2)
One of the ways Mitt Romney is hoping to blunt the president's momentum is to focus on foreign policy more over the coming weeks. He has a big foreign policy speech planned for next week, and there's talk of an aggressive "Jimmy Carter Strategy" to paint him as a weak leader. Outside groups have already begun running ads about Obama's handling of the situation in Libya.
But this morning's poll shows Romney is starting with a significant disadvantage on the issue.
The Republican challengers to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand haven't seen much of a boost from their primary campaign so far.
A new Quinnipiac poll released this morning showed Gillibrand trouncing all three of her challengers by a 2-to-1 margin.(1)
At first glance, today's Quinnipiac poll makes the 2013 mayoral campaign look like a two-tier race, with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in front and everyone else bunched up behind her.
Her nearest rival is former city comptroller Bill Thompson, who has 13 percent, followed by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio at 10 percent.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand raised $1.5 million in the first quarter, her campaign announced this morning, in an email that also touted her increased favorability numbers in a new Quinnipiac poll.
Gillibrand now has over $9.1 million in cash on hand for her second statewide race, according to the campaign, after ending last year with $8.1 million on hand.