Hochul, James gain voter support for the governor's race

Roughly three months after her surprise rise to New York’s highest office, Gov. Kathy Hochul leads Democrats vying in the 2022 governor race, according to a new Siena College poll out Tuesday.

The poll found 36% of New York’s registered Democrats say they’d vote for Hochul if the primary were held today, up from 31% in mid-October, while 18% would vote for Attorney General Letitia James, who formally declared plans to seek the office in October.

Hochul was virtually unknown when she took over in late August. The former lieutenant governor assumed the role after Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigned over sexual harassment allegations.

In a Siena poll

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