Zephyr Teachout may be largely unknown to voters, but her campaign says that’s beside the point.

Teachout, who is running a Democratic primary campaign against Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is unknown to 85 percent of voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

But Teachout’s campaign manager, Mike Boland, says that may not matter, given the low turnout expected in next month’s primary, as well as primaries tending to turn out true believers.

“The outcome of this election is going to be determined by the passion of parents and teachers, the energy of the anti-fracking movement, and voters energized by our vision of a small business economy that works for all of us,” Boland said. “Let’s take a look at the numbers: turnout in the Democratic Primary is going to be somewhere around 15%, and already 15% of Democrats know who we are. Most of the people who know us are voting for us. For the Governor, his scandals are killing enthusiasm among his base. Everyday its more bad news. Yesterday he couldn’t muster enough support by organized labor to get their endorsement.”

Meanwhile, Teachout’s running mate, Columbia professor Tim Wu, plans to campaign in Buffalo, the home turf of former Rep. Kathy Hochul, who is Cuomo’s choice for lieutenant governor. His stops include a meeting with the Buffalo Federation of Teachers.

“I will be taking questions at my events in Buffalo and they are open to the press,” Wu wrote in a tweet. “I believe democracy requires open debate on the issues.”