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Siena Poll: Cuomo Keeps Big Lead Over Astorino In NY Governor Race

Gov. Andrew Cuomo  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)/Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: CBS 2)

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A new poll of likely New York voters shows Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo continuing his lead over Republican challenger Rob Astorino, still largely unknown statewide.

The Siena College poll finds 60 percent would vote now for Cuomo and 23 percent for Astorino, the Westchester County executive.

“With a little more than a hundred days until voters go to the polls, Astorino has a gigantic hole to climb out of to even make the race for governor competitive,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

“With a little more than a hundred days until voters go to the polls, Astorino has a gigantic hole to climb out of to even make the race for governor competitive.  Cuomo currently has the support of 80 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of independents and 32 percent of Republicans. Cuomo’s lead among independents is larger than the lead Astorino has among Republicans,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Cuomo’s lead among likely voters is 76 points in New York City, 29 points in the downstate suburbs and 15 points upstate. – See more at: https://www.siena.edu/news-events/article/cuomo-leads-astorino-by-37-points#sthash.4n2Yy0oK.dpuf
“With a little more than a hundred days until voters go to the polls, Astorino has a gigantic hole to climb out of to even make the race for governor competitive.  Cuomo currently has the support of 80 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of independents and 32 percent of Republicans. Cuomo’s lead among independents is larger than the lead Astorino has among Republicans,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Cuomo’s lead among likely voters is 76 points in New York City, 29 points in the downstate suburbs and 15 points upstate. – See more at: https://www.siena.edu/news-events/article/cuomo-leads-astorino-by-37-points#sthash.4n2Yy0oK.dpuf
“With a little more than a hundred days until voters go to the polls, Astorino has a gigantic hole to climb out of to even make the race for governor competitive.  Cuomo currently has the support of 80 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of independents and 32 percent of Republicans. Cuomo’s lead among independents is larger than the lead Astorino has among Republicans,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Cuomo’s lead among likely voters is 76 points in New York City, 29 points in the downstate suburbs and 15 points upstate. – See more at: https://www.siena.edu/news-events/article/cuomo-leads-astorino-by-37-points#sthash.4n2Yy0oK.dpuf

The poll shows 61 percent have a favorable view of Cuomo, while 61 percent have no opinion of Astorino, down from 69 percent a month ago.

“Andrew Cuomo is liked by voters and they are inclined to want to re-elect him,” Greenberg said. “Rob Astorino remains largely unknown to the majority of voters and among those who know him they are evenly divided on whether they view him favorably or unfavorably. Astorino has failed to become significantly more known to voters or to put a dent in the Cuomo armor in the last six months. He has much to do and not much time to do it in.”

The telephone poll last week of 774 likely New York registered voters has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

For attorney general, 53 percent pick Democratic incumbent Eric Schneiderman with 31 percent choosing Republican John Cahill.

For comptroller, 57 percent pick incumbent Democrat Tom DiNapoli and 26 percent choose Republican Bob Antonacci, the Onondaga County comptroller.

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