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Another day, another poll showing Democratic leads in three bids

ALBANY -- The latest Marist College poll is out on three statewide races, showing considerable leads, once again, for the Democrats.

Here is the release this afternoon from Marist:


Where do the races for governor and U.S. Senate in New York stand the weekend before Election Day?  Find out in this new Marist Poll.  The data for this poll was collected from Tuesday, October 26, 2010 through Thursday, October 28, 2010 with five days left until Election Day.

According to this Marist Poll, among likely voters including early voters and those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate:

  - New York Governor: Solid Democrat
     - Andrew Cuomo (D): 56%; Carl Paladino (R): 37%; Other: 3%; Undecided: 4%

  - New York U.S. Senate: Solid Democrat
     - Chuck Schumer (D): 60%; Jay Townsend (R): 36%; Other: 1%; Undecided: 3%

  - New York U.S. Senate [Special Election]: Solid Democrat
     - Kirsten Gillibrand (D): 55%; Joe DioGuardi (R): 40%; Other: 1%; Undecided: 4%

“If there ever was a year for the GOP to punch through in New York, this was it.  But, in these three contests that hasn’t happened,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “There may be a political tidal wave nationally, yet in New York, the water still has a tint of Democratic blue.”

For complete survey findings and methodology, go to The Marist Poll’s website,  

 -- Tom Precious

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