Poll shows voters leaning Democratic
A poll shows most New Yorkers want a Democratic majority in the state Senate now controlled by Republicans.
The Siena College Poll shows 55 percent of New Yorkers voters want a Democratic majority. Democrats hold a nearly 2-to-1 voter enrollment advantage. But the majority will be decided in 63 races where Republicans say they are on track to expand their 33-29 majority.
The poll also finds Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's longstanding popularity is slipping. Cuomo has a 67 percent favorability rating, which is down from 71 percent in August.
Cuomo also has a 58 percent job approval rating, which is statistically unchanged from 60 percent in August.
Siena's poll questioned 750 likely voters from Monday to Wednesday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.