In 2022, New York Politics Just Got More Interesting

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Governor Kathy Hochul, who acceded to the Governor’s Mansion just months ago, has just lost her handpicked Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin due to yet another New York political scandal. Most New Yorkers, to be sure, would not be able to pick Benjamin out of a police lineup, but his arrest yesterday could provide serious roadblocks in Ms. Hochul’s efforts to win the election in November.

In a new poll by John Zogby Strategies, commissioned by the nonpartisan political reform group Unite NY, and conducted on Sunday April 10, the incumbent Hochul still leads her potential GOP opponents by double digits, but an inside…

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