Cuomo Extends Lead in Race for Governor

October 20, 2010 Updated Oct 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM EDT

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Cuomo Extends Lead in Race for Governor

October 20, 2010 Updated Oct 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - With less than two-weeks before the November 2 general election, Democrat Andrew Cuomo widens his lead among likely voters over Republican Carl Paladino.

The latest Siena Research Institute poll shows Cuomo with a comfortable 63-26 percent lead over Paladino among likely voters. The poll also shows 69 percent of voters to have an unfavorable view of Paladino.

“With less than two weeks until Election Day, it’s going to take more than a minor miracle by the Paladino campaign to turn the gubernatorial race around,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “Cuomo leads by 59 points in New York City, 25 points in the downstate suburbs and 24 points upstate. He leads by 22 points among men and 50 points among women. He leads by better than two-to-one among independent voters, and even has the support of 30 percent of Republicans, while Paladino has the support of just nine percent of Democrats and 26 percent of independents.”

The latest poll also reveals the numbers on other key state races, including the two U.S. Senate races and the race for Attorney General.

State Senator Eric Schneiderman (D-Manhattan) has a small 44-37 percent lead over District Attorney Dan Donovan (R-Staten Island) in the race for New York Attorney General.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli leads Republican challenger Harry Wilson 49-32 percent.

Democrat incumbents in the U.S. Senate are also holding large leads over their Republican challenger. Democrat Charles Schumer holds a 39 point lead over Republican Jay Townsend and Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand holds a 29 point lead over Republican Joe DioGuardi.

Check out the complete poll results from the Siena Research Institute here.