A new Siena poll shows independent voters fleeing Democrats...that's independent and in no way should be confused with the Independence Party. The result is a slight erosion in Andrew Cuomo's numbers...He doesn't have to worry, but Democrats in marginal districts (like the 48thSD) need to take note.
Come November Ted Ford will vote for all Democrats and Graham Wise will vote for all Republicans. Folks like that are not in play.
There are increasing numbers of voters who are not as well marinated in party politics and they could care less about the party moniker in front of the name.
Darrel Aubertine knows that....it's those independent minded voters who elected him. Now he is deeper into Albany and runs the risk his 'one of us' patina has faded.
"He wears cuff links now," said one Dem.
Siena: Cuomo Slips, Independents Abandon Dems