SIENA POLL: Molinaro closing in on Cuomo, but still down double-digits

Republican Marc Molinaro’s candidacy has picked up support in the final days of the campaign for governor, but he continues to trail Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo by 13 percentage points, according to a Siena College poll released Sunday morning.

The poll found Cuomo leading Molinaro 49 percent to 36 percent.

But that’s a smaller gap than the 22 percentage point difference that existed between them in October, when Cuomo led 50 percent to 28 percent.

Seven percent of voters are still undecided. Cuomo is seeking a third term this year and the independent party candidates, Larry Sharpe, Howie Hawkins and Stephanie Miner, all received less than 5 percent of support in the poll.

A plurality of voters, 47 percent, believe the state is heading in the wrong direction, including 58 percent of independents. Meanwhile, 63 percent of independent voters have an unfavorable view of the governor.

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