In the poll, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York beat out former vice president Joe Biden by a margin of 56% to 44%. It now indicates most Democrats nationwide want the anti-Catholic "Catholic" from New York more than the anti-Catholic "Catholic" from Delaware to represent them against President Trump in November.
A memorandum from Work Productivity and Activity Impairment (WPAi), reported by the New York Post, surveyed a thousand voters from April 3–6 to ask the question: "Based on what you know today, do you agree or disagree that Democrats should nominate Gov. Andrew Cuomo for president instead of Joe Biden?"
Cuomo, who rose to national prominence for his work in New York against the Wuhan virus, has been rumored of late to be favored over the former vice president who has not generated a lot of excitement among Democratic voters. On national television recently Cuomo denied that he wants to run for president. Nevertheless, more than a few Democrats still are hoping for an alternative to Biden, and see Cuomo as the man.
"With every major news event, Democrats realize more and more how bad of a candidate Joe Biden is, and Democrats now preferring Cuomo is just another example," said Joe Kildea, Club for Growth vice president of communications.
Biden is a staunch supporter of abortion, same-sex "marriage" and gender ideology. He has prided himself on being one of the first major politicians to come out for same-sex "marriage" as Barack Obama's vice president, and has claimed on the campaign trail that there are at least three genders. Several months ago, after pressure from the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic candidates running for president, Biden stated opposition to the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal dollars going to abortion.
Although Biden in a recent campaign commercial asserts "I go to Mass and I say the Rosary," on Oct. 27 during the primary campaign, Fr. Robert Morey, pastor of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Florence, South Carolina, refused to give Biden Holy Communion. With canon 915 in mind, Fr. Morey in good conscience said he could not allow Biden to receive Our Lord sacramentally without causing scandal, knowing the staunch and public support Biden gives for aborting babies.
"Holy Communion," he continued, "signifies we are one with God, each other and the Church. Our actions should reflect that." He added that "as a priest, it is my responsibility to minister to those souls entrusted to my care, and I must do so even in the most difficult situations. I will keep Mr. Biden in my prayers."
Biden, known for his public display of physical "affection" to women he hardly knows, earned himself the nickname "Creepy Joe." He recently has been accused of sexual assault in an episode with a staffer that allegedly happened earlier in his political career.
Tara Reade says one day in 1993, as a staff assistant to then-senator Biden, she was asked to deliver a gym bag to Biden at his request. He waited for her in a private area of his office building. Thinking nothing of it, Reade took it to him and, according to her, the attack occurred. She says he forced her up against a marble wall and:
Then his hands were on me, and underneath my clothes. He went down my skirt and then up inside it and he penetrated me with his fingers; and he was kissing me at the same time and ... I remember him saying to me, 'Do you want to go somewhere else?'
Some say Biden presents a candidacy of contradiction. Yet, the "Catholic" Cuomo raises even more questions among faithful Catholics.
As governor of New York, Cuomo enacted the most radical abortion law in U.S. history. The Reproductive Health Act (RHA) legalizes abortion throughout all nine months of prenatal development and removes the requirement that baby-killers be licensed doctors, allowing nurse practitioners and physician's assistants to perform abortions. It also removes protections for babies born alive after a "botched" procedure, essentially legalizing infanticide.
Cuomo also passed a law forcing all employers, including churches, religious schools, faith-based pregnancy care centers and religious nonprofits to employ abortion activists.
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) responded: "Imagine what would happen if the government passed a law forcing People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to hire someone who hunts on the weekend."
No similar law in New York forces abortion facilities to hire pro-life advocates.
In a radio interview, Cuomo revealed his ideological view of social conservatism, which believes natural marriage and innocent human life must be protected: "Who are they?" he said. "Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon and anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are ... they have no place in the state of New York ... ."
Cuomo has gone after religious liberty in businesses and the medical field. Supporting a law to keep New York state agencies from doing business with organizations that do not support sodomy and "transgenderism," he also banned health insurance from covering reparative therapy for minors with unwanted same-sex attraction.
"We will not allow the misguided and the intolerant to punish LGBT young people for simply being who they are," he said. By conflating what the Church considers disordered desires with a person's identity, it is clear Gov. Cuomo is more attuned to "progressive" ideology than to his Catholic faith.