Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Finally, some good news out of New York.
The latest Quinnipiac University poll released today finds both Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and the man who appointed her, Gov. David Paterson (D) trail Democratic primary challengers in 2010.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) crushes Paterson, 55% to 23%, in a possible gubernatorial primary.
Meanwhile, Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) beats Gillibrand in a Democratic U.S. Senate primary, 34% to 24%, with 39% still undecided.
Apparently, the Caroline Kennedy fracas still taints Gov. David Paterson in the minds of a sizeable number of voters. Sen. Gillibrand, who enjoys a perfect 100 rating from the National Rifle Association, was in the news lately when she admitted to keeping two rifles under her bed with three grade school children living in the same home.
It looks like I’m not the only resident of New York who finds Gillibrand’s radical Second Amendment views inappropriate for the Empire state. The sooner she is voted out of office, the better.