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Paul Ryan Didn't Help Romney in NY: Poll

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as a running mate has not helped him among New York state voters, according to a new poll.

A Siena College poll released Tuesday shows President Barack Obama continues to have a 29-point lead over his Republican challenger among likely voters in the Empire State.

Voters also favor implementing healthcare reform over repealing it, eliminating the Bush-era tax cuts, increasing the minimum wage and increasing public funding for campaigns.

New Yorkers remain divided over whether the state should allow hydrofracking, and a majority supports allowing non-Indian casinos in the state.

In addition, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to enjoy strong popularity, coming in at over 70 percent favorability for the 13th time in 19 months.

The poll, done by telephone, was conducted between August 14 and 19, and surveyed 671 registered voters. It has a margin of error of 3.8 percentage points.

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