Andrew Giuliani, a Republican gubernatorial candidate for New York, is the GOP primary frontrunner to take on embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, according to a new poll.
The research published Monday, which was “commissioned” by Giuliani’s campaign earlier this month, indicated he is leading his Republican rival, Rep. Lee Zeldin, by eight points, the New York Post reported.
Triton Polling & Research conducted the two-day poll among 587 New York Republicans between June 24-25 which showed Giuliani ahead with 35.2 percent of Republican support. Zeldin came in far behind at 27.2 percent.
Weighing in on the results via Twitter earlier this week, Giuliani stated, “Proud to be the FAVORITE of The 2.9 Million Registered New York Republicans!!! We are the Peoples Candidate!!!!!! Together WE WILL TAKE DOWN Andrew Cuomo on Nov.8th, 2022.”
“The 2.9 million registered Republicans believe that I am the right candidate to remove Cuomo from office next year. Let all New Yorkers have a voice; no more backroom Albany deals,” he continued.
Giuliani, who served in the Trump White House as a special assistant to the president and is the son of Rudy Giuliani, originally announced his bid for governor in May.
Despite being a historically blue state, candidates on both sides of the political aisle remain optimistic on replacing Cuomo as a result of various scandals surrounding sexual assault allegations and his response to the pandemic.