Hochul Frontrunner in Primary Race. That is the finding of a Marist poll released today. In a 4 way contest, Hochul would prevail at 36%, compared to 24% for Letitia James, 24% for Jumane James, and 9% for Cuomo. The smarting revelation is that 77% of New York voters do not want Cuomo to run again. That is unexpectedly bad news for the former Governor. He is clearly testing the waters for a political comeback. Having tasted of power for a decade, it is hard for him to relinquish control. With an 18 Million Dollar war chest, he has the financial means to mount a re-election bid. Hochul is seen as doing an adequate job. 49% of voters view her favorably. Frontrunner in Primary Race. At least for now she is embraced by New Yorkers who repudiate Andrew Cuomo.