New Yorkers both statewide and New York City prefer Gov. Andrew Cuomo over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Quinnipiac University poll found.

Cuomo is considered the “more influential Democrat” by a margin of 74 percent to 16 percent statewide. In the city, Cuomo is considered more influential than the first-year mayor 67 percent to 25 percent, the poll found.

The results aren’t wholly surprising, given Cuomo having been in statewide office for the last four years and pushing a variety of consequential legislation ranging from the legalization of same-sex marriage to a sweeping gun control law.

De Blasio, meanwhile, is currently struggling with heightened tensions following the shootings of two police officers in Brooklyn this past weekend, which came after a Staten Island grand jury voted to not indict a police officer in the choking death of Eric Garner.

Cuomo and de Blasio have both sought to downplay their rivalry and the natural tension that comes between governors and mayors of New York.

Cuomo today in a radio interview insisted he continues to have a strong bond with de Blasio, which dates back to the time both men worked at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Both Cuomo and de Blasio cut their teeth as political operatives, with Cuomo having worked for his father’s political campaigns and de Blasio having managed Hillary Clinton’s run for the U.S. Senate in 2000.

Still, competition between the two Democrats rises to the surface.

Cuomo seized on de Blasio’s efforts to create a universal pre-Kindergarten program in New York City last year by rejecting a push for a tax increase and finding existing money out of the state budget to implement the program statewide.

Cuomo appeared at a pro-charter school rally held in March outside of the state Capitol in Albany as de Blasio only a few blocks away held a different rally with teachers unions.

De Blasio helped Cuomo in May by working to broker a peace agreement with the labor-backed Working Families Party the led to the governor endorsing a Democratic takeover of the state Senate.

De Blasio pushed hard for a Democratic victory in the Senate, which his advisors saw as key for passage of his agenda in Albany.

Republicans in part campaigned on the influence de Blasio was trying to exert in upstate Senate races, where three Democratic freshman ultimately lost their seats in the GOP wave year.

Nevertheless, Cuomo was criticized for not helping Democrats more during the campaign and Republicans gained their first clear majority in the Senate in two years.

Cuomo, considered a moderate Democrat to de Blasio’s more liberal ideology, leads 75 percent to 19 percent among Democrats and is more popular with independent voters, 72 percent to 15 percent. The governor leads the mayor among Republicans, 84 percent to 7 percent.

“Who’s the more influential Democrat? Overwhelmingly, New Yorkers pick Gov. Andrew Cuomo over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even Big Apple voters say the governor has a bigger bite,” said Mickey Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. “Mayor de Blasio is trying hard to be known as a national – even international – spokesman for political liberalism but, so far at least, it’s not working with the neighbors. New Yorkers pay more attention to Gov. Cuomo.”

The poll of 1,293 New York voters was conducted from Dec. 17 through Dec. 21. It has a margin of error of 2.7 percentage points.