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Poll: Albany Corruption a Serious Problem in Voters' Minds

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A new Quinnipiac University poll shows 83 percent of voters in the state think government corruption is a serious problem in Albany.

Many of those voters also believe Governor Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem, with
48 percent of the voters asked saying they believe he is part of the problem.

However, it does not appear that is hurting Cuomo's bid for re-election.

Cuomo still tops Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, 56 percent to 28 percent.

That is virtually un-changed from the 57 to 28 point lead he had in late May.

Among voters asked about Cuomo's contender in the Democratic primary Zephyr Teachout, 88 percent said they do not know enough about her.

Teachout says she believes most of the voters who know of her will vote for her and scandals and bad news are killing the governor's base.

The poll was conducted by Quinnipiac University from August 14 to 17 with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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