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Cuomo Maintains Healthy Lead Over Nixon

Cuomo Maintains Healthy Lead Over Nixon

The mailer says Nixon "won't stand strong" for Jewish residents and has been silent on rising anti-Semitism.

"We need more people who are public school kids, who are public school parents who ride the subway every day and who know what it's like to be preyed upon by landlords, as my mother and I were when I was a kid", Nixon said.

68 percent of respondents said they had a favorable view of the governor while 41 percent said they liked Nixon.

But just hours later, the planned Saturday opening of the new span was delayed after engineers heard a loud popping noise from the old bridge, which is in the process of being disassembled. Sent ahead of the Jewish High Holidays, the mailer falsely claimed that Nixon supported the campaign to boycott Israel, and that she has refused to fund yeshivas if elected. Meanwhile, emails obtained by the Journal News suggest that Cuomo was directly involved in planning the opening of the first span of the bridge.

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Later in the evening, Terry Towle, the lead contractor for the Mario Cuomo Bridge, announced that the new span will open to traffic on Tuesday, though "there remains a possibility of the old bridge east span failing". The New York Times, which endorsed Cuomo, issued a scathing editorial calling the move "sleazy" and "dirty politics" and demanding an apology from Cuomo.

"I didn't know about the mailer", Cuomo sad. "I haven't seen the mailer".

"The state Party sent out a wrong and inappropriate mailer - we will work with the Nixon campaign to send out a mailing of their choosing to the same universe of people", Geoff Berman, the executive director of the state Democratic Party, tweeted after experiencing backlash over the mailer.

The survey conducted by Siena College shows Cuomo leading Nixon by 41 points; topping the "Sex and the City" star by a margin of 63% to 22%. Spokeswoman Lauren Hitt said in a statement that polls have missed the mark several times this year, including the surprise election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Congressman Joe Crowley in a June primary.