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Poll: Feud Between Cuomo, de Blasio, Hurting NYS

New York voters say the ongoing feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is hurting the state. 

A Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday found that 57 percent of voters say the two Democrats aren't working effectively. Among those who acknowledge the dispute, 61 percent say Cuomo is "winning" and 78 percent say it's harmful to the state.

The hostility escalated this summer when de Blasio accused Cuomo of undermining the city's agenda in Albany and holding a "vendetta" against those he disagrees with.

Forty-five percent of voters statewide and 55 percent of city voters give Cuomo a favorable review. De Blasio's favorability rating in the city is 37 percent.

The Sept. 10-15 telephone poll of 1,366 voters has a 2.7 percentage-point margin of error.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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