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Unpopular Budget Cuts

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Siena's poll this morning reminds us why cutting the state budget isn't easy:

“By a better than three-to-one margin, voters say they would vote against cutting education by $1 billion to help close the state’s $9 billion budget deficit.  By a slightly smaller, but still overwhelming margin, they would also vote against cutting Medicaid and health care by $1 billion to help balance the budget.  Voters of every party and region oppose these cuts to help close the budget deficit,” Greenberg said.

Also, 44 percent say if there's one topic they want Cuomo to address in his inaugural speech, it's revitalizing the economy.