Gravis Poll shows Sharpe is a serious candidate to take on Cuomo

Press Release

NEW YORK, New York, June 11, 2018 – A new scientific poll conducted by Gravis Marketing, a non-partisan research firm, shows that 24 percent of voters in New York who know of Larry Sharpe will vote for him. The results of the poll showed that once voters were informed of Sharpe’s positions, he quickly rose to be the top contender against the incumbent.

The poll asked voters about the current candidates for governor in New York and included questions about specific issues as well as run-offs between the candidates.

Sharpe is slated to be the strongest competitor in a race against Cuomo, polling at 49 percent in a head to head against the incumbent compared to Molinaro’s 45 percent. Sharpe also beat Nixon by six percentage points in a runoff between the two. Scoring 10 to 15 points higher than Molinaro on issues such as economic opportunity, second amendment rights, and reducing the tax burden, Sharpe has proven his positions appeal to both the left and the right.

“I am very happy with the results of the poll,” said Sharpe. “It shows that while we have a way to go in getting our name out, If we do that, we are the only ones that can take down Cuomo. This proves I am the only real contender.”

Sharpe said he will use this encouragement to continue on the campaign trail and boost outreach and advertising, so that the results will inspire people to vote differently this year. and create real change in New York State.

Larry Sharpe (L) is a Bronx native, a Marine Corps veteran, an entrepreneur, and a management consultant with 15 years of experience mentoring international executives, entrepreneurs & sales people. He is also a teacher, previously serving as a guest instructor for business management and leadership at institutions such as Yale University, Columbia University, Baruch College and John Jay College. He is now running for Governor of New York in order to make education more effective through innovation, reform the criminal justice system to focus on rehabilitation, and build an economy that works for all of New York State.

Gravis Marketing, a nonpartisan research firm, conducted a random survey of 654 likely voters in New York.  The poll was conducted from June 4th through the 7th and has a margin of error of ±3.8 percent. The survey was conducted using interactive voice response technology, live agents, and an online panel of cell phone users, with the results weighted by voting demographics. The poll was paid for by Larry Sharpe for Governor.

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