Taking His Measure

How does Mario Cuomo stack up against other Democratic presidential possibilities? To measure his national appeal, TIME commissioned a poll of 1,013 Americans last week by Yankelovich, Clancy, Shulman. Democrats and independents were asked about their familiarity with Cuomo and other political figures, their impression of them, and whom they would prefer right now as a Democratic presidential nominee.* The list included 1984 Presidential Candidates Gary Hart and Jesse Jackson, Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt, New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden and Missouri Congressman Richard Gephardt, as well as Chrysler Chairman Lee Iacocca and the right-wing fringe candidate, Lyndon...

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