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NEW YORK

Poll: Cuomo has big lead in race

ALBANY | A new poll of voters in New York state shows Democrat Andrew Cuomo has opened a 37-point lead over Republican Carl Paladino in the race for governor.

The Siena College poll, released Wednesday, shows Mr. Cuomo not only has a lead that Siena’s pollster called “overwhelming,” but also has the momentum as the race enters its final two weeks.

Mr. Paladino’s opportunity for a comeback is hurt by a 69 percent disapproval rating.

Siena interviewed 647 likely voters from Oct. 14 to Monday, ending just before the only scheduled debate in the race. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 points.

From wire dispatches and staff reports