The numbers are in from the Siena College Research Institute poll on the upcoming gubernatorial election, and they bear little resemblance to the Quinnipiac poll from a day earlier.
While the Quinnipiac poll showed Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo holding a 49 percent to 43 percent edge over Republican candidate Carl Palladino among likely New York voters, the Siena poll paints a different picture.
According to the poll, 57 percent of registered voters say they will be voting for Cuomo and 24 percent for Paladino. Some 8 percent of voters said they will vote for Conservative Rick Lazio, while 10 percent are undecided.
The poll was broken down into Democratic and Republican voters as well. When polled, 78 percent of registered Democrats said they will vote for Cuomo, 7 percent for Paladino, 5 percent for Lazio, and 8 percent said they are undecided. The poll also shows that 54 percent of registered Republicans plan to vote for Palladino, 23 percent favor Cuomo, 14 percent choose Lazio and 9 percent are undecided.
The poll also asked what people feel are the most important issues that need to be addressed by the new governor. The top concerns of registered voters are jobs (35 percent of the votes), the state budget deficit (17 percent) and education (15 percent).
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