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New York for Obama

Former Gov. Mitt Romney has a long road to travel to win New York's 27 electoral votes this fall, according to a Siena College poll released Tuesday morning.

“New York is showing no indication of moving away from its solidly blue status in presidential elections over the last two and a half decades. President Obama has consistently led Governor Romney by 20 or more points over the last several months, and he now has a 24-point lead, including a 15-point lead among independent voters,” said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg in a statement. “Obama has the support of 83 percent of Democrats and 53 percent of independents, while Romney has the support of 72 percent of Republicans."

A potentially troubling demographic for Obama is the Catholic vote, which is one of the few subsets identified by the poll, where a plurality supports Romney. If this trend pops up in swing states, it could mean the White House is changing hands, as Catholic voters are traditionally swing voters.

Greenberg also noted the fact that voters across all ages supported Obama. “Interestingly, there is no 'age gap,' as Obama leads by 23 points among 18 to 34 year-olds, and 22 points among those 55 and older," he said.

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Read the entire poll results below:

Siena Poll June 12, 2012

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