Maggie Haberman has the story:
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo, who had led the GOP field by thirty points for most of the year, is now leading Republican rival Carl Paladino by just six points among likely voters, an astonishing new Quinnipiac University poll shows.
Among the most surprising numbers in the survey is that 49 percent of independents prefer Paladino, compared to 43 percent for Cuomo, an inverse of the topline number.
Nobody gave Paladino a chance in the Republican primary and, up until now, nobody was giving the Republican nominee a chance in the general election. It seems that is about to change.