Early Polls. Recent canvasses of likely voters show Kathy Hochul ahead in next years race for Governor. In the 2 months since taking over following Cuomo’s resignation, she has established herself as the early Frontrunner. That is remarkable considering her lack of name recognition downstate prior to taking the reigns. She has proven to be a tireless worker catering to left of center constituents. Hochul outpolls better known prospects such as Letitia James and Jumaane Williams. Clearly she is making the right moves as she contends for re-election. The oddsmakers see her winning both the Democratic primary and race for Governor. Early Polls. All indications are that Hochul is HERE TO STAY !!