Poll: Kirsten Gillibrand and the other New Yorkers eyeing 2020

US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
William Alatriste for the New York City Council

Poll: Kirsten Gillibrand and the other New Yorkers eyeing 2020

Can she win? And how would she fare against in-state rivals?
January 22, 2019

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has – as expected – announced her candidacy for president in 2020. But does New York’s junior senator have a shot? One recent poll found that she’s not even the most popular Democrat in the state, while a national poll last month found that she lacks name recognition. She didn’t even make the top 10 of a MoveOn.org straw poll of its progressive members.

Of course, it’s still quite early, and there’s plenty of time to gain ground. In the meantime, we’re asking our politically savvy readers to weigh in on her chances in the Democratic primary, as well as which other New Yorkers might follow in her footsteps.

Which New Yorker is mostly likely to win the presidential general election in 2020?

Donald Trump
34%
Michael Bloomberg
24%
Kirsten Gillibrand
19%
Anyone but these
1%
Bernie Sanders
1%
Beto
1%
Harris
1%
Howard Schultz
1%
It’s not going to be a NY’er.
1%
Joe Biden
1%
Kamala Harris
1%
no new yorker
1%
Nobody from NY.
1%
None
1%
None of the above.
1%
None of the above. The country will be disenchanted with New Yorkers.
1%
someone not from NYC. Gellibrand should take a hike.
1%
Someone else (click and write-in name below) (Write in)
12%
Andrew Cuomo
8%
Hillary Clinton
3%
Bill de Blasio
1%
Jon Lentz
is City & State’s editor-in-chief.
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