Cuomo is 22 points ahead in this latest survey, the governor's narrowest lead in the contest across three statewide polls released since Nixon announced her candidacy. It's down nearly 10 points since last month -- though the results, coming from different polls with different interviewers, may not be directly comparable.
The "Sex and the City" actress and education activist still faces an uphill battle to unseat Cuomo, who has strong support from men and women but Nixon fares better among very liberal Democrat voters.
The Democratic primary election in New York is September 13.
The Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday was conducted April 26 to May 1 among 1,076 New York voters, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. Voters were reached via cellphone or