A Marist University poll released this week shows Gov. Cuomo with a 35-point lead over his Republican challenger, Rob Astorino.  The poll shows Gov. Cuomo leading 59% to 24%, with Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins with 6% support and 11% undecided.

The poll shows that 54% of New Yorkers do not know Astorino.  Among those who do know him, 23% rate him positively and 23% negatively.  In what may be the poll’s best news for Gov. Cuomo, 56% of respondents believes that the worst of New York State’s economic difficulties have passed.