"Go to your friends": Black leaders rally around Cuomo

“Some people will say, why would the governor pick a time like this to be coming to Harlem to get his shot?” former Rep. Charlie Rangel said at the event. “When people start piling up on you … you go to your family, and you go to your friends, because you know that they are going to be with you.”…

The person, who requested anonymity to speak about the governor’s strategy, noted most Black voters are older, female and “not on Twitter” — a constituency Cuomo and his father, the late Mario Cuomo, have always courted.

“The Cuomo name is synonymous with that,” the person said…

A Siena College poll released this week found that 69 percent of Black voters believe Cuomo should not resign, the highest of any of the demographic groups polled, while only 22 percent said he should. That compares to 35 percent who say he should resign among all voters polled, and 41 percent among white voters.