Nixon Speaks With 7 News On Eve Of PrimaryPosted: Updated:
Pulling out the stops, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon's latest ad hit the airwaves before Thursday's primary.
The former "Sex and the City" star is running against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo and although all polls indicate that Nixon is trailing Cuomo by a huge margin, Nixon holds out hope for a win - citing some recent primary upsets.
"But I am really confident that we are going to surprise people tomorrow," she said in a telephone interview with 7 News. "Look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, look at Dana Balter, look at Andrea Gilliam, look at Ayanna Pressley, and this just keeps happening and when it does the pollsters and the media are taken by surprise."
The latest Siena College Poll has Nixon trailing Cuomo by about 39 percentage points. This is her message to voters:
"My closing message is that we can have a New York that works for all of us. We are a deeply diverse, progressive, 2 to 1 Democratic state. We have a governor now who talks like a Democrat, but who acts like a Republican," she said.
Meanwhile, Governor Cuomo was at Union Hall for a pep rally with all the candidates on the Democratic primary ticket.
"They think they are going to roll back Roe v. Wade over my dead body. We are going to pass and protect a woman's right to choose in the state of New York," he said.
Polls open primary day all across the state - including here in the north country - and they close at 9.