Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republican Marc Molinaro will square off on Tuesday in the only scheduled debate.
Cuomo only agreed to the debate in recent days after being accused by Molinaro of ducking the challenge.
“The debate isn’t about me. It isn’t about Andrew Cuomo. It’s about New Yorkers knowing and hearing from the two of us justifying our very existence and asking them to support us,” Molinaro said.
Albany radio host Fred Dicker told WOR's "Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning" that Cuomo has largely stayed away from debates because he's not very good at them.
"Very weak. That's one of the reasons he doesn't debate. He's gaffe prone," Dicker said.
Recent polls have shown Cuomo up by 20 points or more as he tries for a third term in office. A Quinnipiac University poll out last week showed the governor with a 58 to 35 percent lead among likely voters.
"Molinaro has no name recognition. People don't know who he is," Dicker said.
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