Sen. Barack Obama holds a 2-to-1 advantage over Sen. John McCain among New York state voters, according to a new poll by the Siena Research Institute of likely voters released today.
To view the complete results of the Siena Research Institute poll, including breakdowns by age, race, gender, political party, religion and location, click here.
Obama outpolled his Republican opponent 62 to 31 percent in the latest in a series of presidential election polls performed by the research institute since November 2006. Obama has gained 16 points in the poll since the beginning of September, when he was outpolling McCain by a margin 46 to 41 percent.
“Barack Obama is poised to carry New York big next Tuesday,” said Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the research institute. “Obama’s momentum among New York likely voters has lifted his lead to 62-31 percent. He has the support of 85 percent of Democrats, 61 percent of independent voters and even 26 percent of Republicans. He is favored by at least 55 percent of voters in every region of the state.
Obama also has a fovorable rating of 67 percent, the highest he has ever had in the Siena polls, while McCain's unfavorable rating of 53 percent is his highest ever.
“Two-thirds of voters, including more than one-third of Republicans, view Obama favorably, his highest rating ever. Only 42 percent of voters view McCain favorably, while 53 percent have an unfavorable view. He is, however, doing better than his vice presidential nominee [Sarah Palin], who is viewed unfavorably by 58 percent of voters,” Greenberg said.