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Poll: Most New Yorkers Oppose Cuomo’s Convention Center Pitch

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An artist’s rendering of what the proposed convention center in New York City could look like. (Photo courtesy: Genting Americas)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A new poll shows New Yorkers still strongly support Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but not all of his ideas for his second year in office.

The Siena College poll finds 57 percent oppose the centerpiece of his State of the State speech this month, a plan for the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct race track. A casino operator would build the Queens center as Cuomo also pushes to expand casino gambling.

The poll released Monday finds 82 percent support his proposed new education panel as well as plans for campaign finance reform and road and bridge repairs. New Yorkers are split on three other issues.

Siena questioned 805 registered voters last Sunday through Thursday. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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