Andrew Cuomo Increases Lead Over Carl Paladino : It's All Politics New Yorkers are angry but not as much as GOP governor nominee Carl Paladino who's falling in polls. Andrew Cuomo's opened up a larger lead on Paladino whose public confrontation with a reporter appears to have hurt him.
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Andrew Cuomo Increases Lead Over Carl Paladino

New York Republican nominee for governor, Carl Paladino. Don Heupel/AP Photo hide caption

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New York voters are angry but apparently they're not as angry as Republican nominee for governor Carl Paladino.

Paladino has fallen in a recent Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey of his race against Andrew Cuomo.

Quinnipiac reported Thursday that Cuomo now leads Paladino 55%-37% among likely voters.

That compares with Cuomo having a 49%-43% lead split over Paladino in a poll released Sept. 22.

Here's some commentary on the new polling results from Maurice Carroll. the polling institute's director:

"Lots of New Yorkers are fed up with state government. Those who say they are angry go for Carl Paladino - but not by all that much. Attorney General Andrew Cuomo gets the votes of 41 percent of the angry people," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Since Quinnipiac University's last poll two weeks ago, it's been a looney-tunes time for Paladino in the news media - one time in a face-to-face fight with a reporter - and it shows."

"Cuomo moves into a double-digit lead," Carroll added. "After the dust settled from Paladino's big primary win, the big switch was in the independent vote - a small edge for Paladino two weeks ago turns into a small edge for Cuomo this time."