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  Spitzer Leads, But Pataki Closer in New York
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Last EditedRalphie  Jun 15, 2005 10:46am
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News DateWednesday, June 15, 2005 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMany adults in New York would like to have a different governor, according to a poll by the Siena Research Institute. 56 per cent of respondents in the Empire State would prefer someone else instead of George Pataki.

Pataki has acted as New York’s governor since January 1995. He was re-elected in 1998 with 54 per cent of the vote, and in 2002 with 49 per cent, defeating Democrat Carl McCall and independent candidate Tom Golisano.

In December 2004, Democratic state attorney general Eliot Spitzer announced he would seek the governorship. 50 per cent of respondents would vote for Spitzer in a head-to-head contest against the incumbent.


If the election for governor were held tomorrow and the candidates were George Pataki on the Republican line and Eliot Spitzer on the Democratic line, for whom would you vote?

Jun. 2005
Eliot Spitzer (D) 50%
George Pataki (R) 37%
Don’t know / No opinion 14%

May 2005
Eliot Spitzer (D) 55%
George Pataki (R) 32%
Don’t know / No opinion 13%

Apr. 2005
Eliot Spitzer (D) 48%
George Pataki (R) 34%
Don’t know / No opinion 18%
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