Governor Andrew Cuomo maintains a large lead in his re-election race, despite the controversy surrounding the Moreland Commission.

A Siena College poll finds Cuomo leading Republican Rob Astorino by a 58 to 26 percent margin.  That’s down from a 37 point advantage Cuomo had last month.

Two thirds of voters are unfamiliar with the Moreland Commisison, which Governor Cuomo created to fight public corruption in Albany.  However, there are allegations that Cuomo’s administration steered the investigation away from those close to the governor.

“Albany insiders and political junkies are certainly talking lots about Moreland, Bharara, investigations, and the like, but most New York voters are spending their summer not following any of that news,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

In fact, New Yorkers say jobs, taxes and education are all more important to them than government corruption.


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