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Paterson's Numbers Tumble

Might New York voters soon be giving Governor David Paterson the same treatment he gave Caroline Kennedy? A new poll from Siena College Research Institute shows that Paterson’s lead in a hypothetical matchup with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has dwindled from 23 points last month to just two. Cuomo also has a better favorability rating than Paterson—64 to 60 percent. The governor’s lead in a hypothetical matchup with Rudy Giuliani has also shrunk to just two points, 44 to 42 down from 51 to 38 a month ago. Cuomo bests Giuliani 48 to 39 meanwhile.