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New Siena Poll Shows Strong Support for Many of Governor's State of the State Proposals

LOUDONVILLE, NY -- The new Sienna College Poll from the Siena Research Institute says Governor Cuomo is viewed favorably by 66 percent of voters. That percentage is up from November.

The results also spell bad news for the Republicans who are hoping that Donald Trump gets into the race.

In a head to head match-up with Trump, the Governor has a lead of 70 to 22 percent.

The Governor's lead is similar against Westchester County Executive, Rob Astorino, 67 to 19 percent.

The poll also says New Yorkers strongly support legalizing medical marijuana for patients suffering from a serious illness. However, when it comes to recreational use of marijuana, 54 percent oppose legalizing and regulating marijuana, while 41 percent support it.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie lost some brownie points this go-around. Christie's favorability rating has dropped from 63-25 percent in November to 49-39 percent Monday. According to the poll, in potential 2016 presidential match-ups, Christie trails Hillary Clinton by 28 points and Cuomo by 20 points, after leading Cuomo in November.

Another finding from this poll, both the senate and assembly are getting better grades from New Yorkers.
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