NEW YORK (PIX11) — New Yorkers will soon have to decide in the upcoming gubernatorial primary which Republican and Democratic candidate they want to represent the state.
Hochul has a large lead, with 57% of the votes in the most recent poll by PIX11/Emerson College Polling/The Hill. Suozzi was the top choice of 17% of polled voters, and Williams garnered 6% of the vote. One-fifth of Democratic voters remained undecided when the survey was conducted.
The candidates will share their views on abortion, gun control, the economy, and more during a forum Saturday night on PIX11. The forum will air from 8-9 p.m. Viewers can watch it on PIX11, PIX11.com or the PIX11 mobile app.
The Republican gubernatorial forum aired on PIX11 Tuesday night.
The Republican race has a slew of challengers, including Andrew Giuliani, Harry Wilson, Rob Astorino, and Congressman Lee Zeldin. Zeldin is the choice of 34% of GOP voters, according to recent polling.
In both primaries, gun violence remains a top issue: 90% of Democrats and 79% of Republicans say they are very or somewhat concerned about gun violence. Republicans surveyed consider mental health issues as the main cause of that violence. Only 10% consider gun access alone as the main cause. Democrats point to guns as the main cause 30% of the time or say the violence is a combination of mental health and gun access 51% of the time.
The primary is on Tuesday, June 28. Early voting runs until Sunday.