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Poll finds Obama approval down in New York state

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President Barack Obama's poll numbers continue to falter in New York, according to a Siena College survey released Tuesday. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:

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Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent


A new Siena College poll finds while the President is still viewed favorably by more than half of those surveyed,  two thirds think he is doing only a fair or poor job in office, and voters are divided on whether they’d prefer Mr. Obama to be reelected or if they’d like a generic “someone else” instead. Siena’s Steve Greenberg says the President’s popularity is at all-time low in blue New York State.

“If this was a national number, that would be a good number for Barack Obama,” said Greenberg. “But this is a state that is two to one Democratic, so that’s not a good number.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo fares better, with a 69% favorability rating, nearly unchanged since last month.  And while New Yorkers are evenly split about whether  the state is going in the right or wrong direction ,  three quarters think the nation as a whole has taken a wrong turn.

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