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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

NY-Gov: Bill Weld, Go Home (wherever that may be)

Posted by DavidNYC

Very, very erstwhile New Yorker and former bored Governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld has been touted as the GOP savior candidate to take on Eliot Spitzer. Some folks said they thought Weld would make a strong candidate. I was pretty skeptical of those claims - and I have to admit, I had a good chuckle when I saw this new poll today from Quinnipiac (registered voters, no trendlines):

Spitzer: 60
Weld: 16
Undecided: 22
(MoE: ±2.8%)

Sixty-to-sixteen is Alan Keyes territory, another oft-mentioned (and I'm not even sure it's a joke anymore) potential challenger to Spitzer. Yeah, I know it's early, and Weld's name reco is low - but come on: He's not bringing anything to the game if he's starting out at 16%. Even Republicans only support him 40-31.

Meanwhile, Eliot still smashes Pataki 53-32. The latter's approval rating stands at an abysmal 36-47, despite the first on-time budget in decades. Nothing can rescue him now.

Posted at 07:50 PM in New York | Technorati


Maybe the GOP should get Keyes to run for Governor

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