Bloomberg Would Beat Paterson in Race for Governor

Posted April 11, 2008 at 10:39am

After all the turmoil in the New York statehouse following former Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s call girl-induced demise, and successor David Paterson’s admissions of infidelity, Zogby took a look at how a gubernatorial race might shape up if either Rudy Giuliani or Michael Bloomberg gets in it. Bloomberg leads Paterson 44 percent to 36 percent with 20 percent undecided, while Paterson beats Giuliani by a handy 49 percent to 34 percent, with 18 percent undecided. The poll was conducted April 4-6 and has a margin of error of 3.6 percent. Paterson is serving out the term to which Spitzer was elected in 2006.[](