Three in four Americans feel they have little or nothing in common with Mitt Romney, while nearly 60 percent feel the same way about President Barack Obama, according to an Esquire/Yahoo! News poll.

Marist pollster Lee Miringoff: “The bottom line is, you’d rather be in Obama’s shoes than Romney’s. He has a  lead in the battleground states and he probably has to carry fewer of them.”

Mayor Bloomberg is the 10th richest man in America, according to Forbes.

The DCCC handed out “wanted” posters at House Republicans’ officers to “raise awareness about their embattled colleagues.” Rep. Michael Grimm made the list.

Manhattan BP Scott Stringer’s press secretary, Audrey Gelman, is in Vogue.

A Brooklyn reader tells Azi Paybarah Vito Lopez’s all-but-certain replacement as party chairman, Frank Seddio, will “rule to be loved, not feared.”

Environmental groups say Cuomo may have meddled illegally in the Adirondack Park Agency’s decision to grant permits for a big new resort in Tupper Lake.

The state’s tax collections were $147 million behind projections through the first five months of the fiscal year, according to the latest monthly report from Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand sent out an end-of-the-quarter fundraising appeal on behalf of three House Democrats: Reps. Kathy Hochul, Louise Slaughter and Nita Lowey.

The Obama campaign is pitching a “last dinner” with the candidate.

After 16 months of tense negotiations that included a two-week strike last year, unions representing 45,000 Verizon employees announced tentative new contracts that call for an 8 percent pay raise over four years while requiring workers to pay more for health coverage.

Bloomberg shrugged off Romney’s 47 percent comments, but blamed the media for helping Obama by drawing attention to the remarks.

Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown distanced himself from Romney’s 47 percent comment, and refused to say whether he supports the former Massachusetts governor for president.

AG Eric Schneiderman announced the parent company of Chartwells catering, which provides cafeteria services around the state, including 39 school districts, will pay $18 million to settle a suit that it didn’t properly pass along discounts on the food it bought.

Cuomo announced a team of ”internationally renowned” artists and architects will review proposed plans for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

New York will require lawyers to perform 50 hours of pro bono work as a condition for getting a license under a rule that will take full effect in 2015.

The Cuomo administration and Seneca Nation of Indians agreed on the membership of an arbitration panel to decide its years’ old dispute involving more than $400 million in stalled casino payments the state says the tribe has wrongfully halted.