Poll: New Yorkers Don’t Want Cuomo, Gillibrand, De Blasio to Run for President in 2020

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A majority of New Yorkers do not want three of their state's most prominent Democratic politicians to run for president in 2020, according to a new poll.

A Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday found that most New York residents are not sold on the idea of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, or New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio running for the nation's highest office against President Donald Trump, the New York Daily News reported.

Sixty-three percent of those surveyed said that Cuomo should not launch a White House bid, while 58 percent percent said the same of Gillibrand (compared to 28 percent who want her to run). A whopping 78 percent of those polled said they do not want de Blasio to run for president.

When asked to choose which of the three politicians they would prefer to run for president, 33 percent of New Yorkers said Gillibrand, 31 percent chose Cuomo, and 15 percent picked de Blasio.

All three politicians' names have been floated as potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidates.

Jack Heretik

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Jack is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from Northern Ohio and graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2011. Prior to joining the Free Beacon, Jack was a Production Assistant for EWTN's The World Over and worked on Sen. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign.

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