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Poll shows big Cuomo lead heading into convention

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rob Astorino

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A poll released as New York state Democrats kick off their nominating convention shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo retaining a commanding lead over Republican candidate Rob Astorino.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday finds Cuomo with a 57 percent to 28 percent lead over Astorino, the Westchester County executive.

The poll shows a more liberal candidate running on the Working Families Party line would siphon support from the first-term governor, dropping Cuomo's lead over Astorino to 37 percent to 24 percent.

Liberal activists have been unhappy with Cuomo's business-friendly election-year budget, but no obvious candidate has emerged to take the governor on from his left.

The telephone poll of 1,129 New York state voters was conducted May 14-19 and has a margin of error of 2.9 percentage points.

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