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A new Siena College poll released today says that President Obama and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are highly favored in New York come election day.

The results indicate an overwhelming victory for Gillibrand to retain her position over Republican challenger and New York City attorney Wendy Long.

The poll also says that 59-percent of New York voters want to re-elect President Obama, versus 35-percent in support of Mitt Romney. The last time a Republican presidential candidate carried New York was 1984.

Governor Cuomo, according to the poll, continues to enjoy strong favorability and job performance ratings from New Yorkers.

As far as issues pertinent to Upstate, the poll says that support for hydrofracking continues to increase. 42-percent of voters support the DEC allowing hydrofracking, while 36-percent oppose it.

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