The Democrap Implosion in New York state continues apace, as former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads in every race he’s considered for:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would thrash former U.S. Rep. Rick Lazio 83 percent to 13 percent in a hypothetical 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary, according to a new Marist poll.
Almost 60 percent of all New York voters said they’d like Giuliani to run for governor. In contrast, 55 percent of voters said they don’t think Lazio should run. And when matched head to head, Giuliani outpolled Lazio, who lost to Hillary Clinton in 2000, by the 83-percent-13-percent margin.
Just in case you don’t recall who Rick Lazio is, courtesy of Wikipedia:
A decisive moment that led to the collapse of his campaign came during a September 13, 2000 debate where he left his podium, walked over to Clinton with a piece of paper that he called the “New York Freedom From Soft Money Pledge” and demanded she sign it. Clinton refused. Debate viewers were turned off by Lazio’s aggressive demeanor towards Clinton – and as a result, Clinton’s support among women voters solidified.
As of December 2005, Lazio was an executive vice-president at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
In an op-ed piece in the New York Times,  Lazio advocated the creation of a unicameral legislature in New York State.
Uh-HUH. Where the heck did he get THAT idea? I’m a conservative, and *I* don’t like Lazio now!
Okay, back to Rudy:
Republican voters were even more enthusiastic about Giuliani, with 80 percent saying they would like to see him run in 2010. GOP voters are divided evenly over Lazio’s decision to run, 43 percent to 43 percent. Lazio is poised to announce his candidacy formally next week.
Other findings from the poll conducted Sept. 8-10 show:
- Giuliani widening his lead over Democratic Gov. David Paterson, 60 percent to 34 percent, compared with 54 percent to 37 percent just three months ago.
- More than 70 percent of voters polled said Paterson isn’t a viable candidate for a second term, including 65 percent of Democrats, 80 percent of Republicans, and 64 percent of independents.
- Lazio and Paterson are running even, 43 percent to 43 percent, compared with 41-40 three months ago.
- Almost 70 percent say Democratic State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo should run for governor, including 53 percent of Republicans, 77 percent of Democrats, and 66 percent of independents.
- In a hypothetical 2010 Democratic gubernatorial primary, Cuomo would trounce Paterson 70 percent to 23 percent.
- Nearly three-quarters of those polled think the state is moving in the wrong direction, while just 22 percent said it is headed in the right path.
Not looking good for Governor Paterson, who should be cursing the day he ever agreed to run as Eliot “Client #9” Spitzer’s running mate.