Neither Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama would get the support of 50 percent of New York voters against Senator John McCain, a Siena College poll found today.
With the focus on the Pennsylvania Democratic primary today, even New York has become a tight race for the presidency, Siena found.
Clinton has a four-point lead and Obama has a five-point lead over McCain, the poll found.
“New York is looking more â€˜purpleâ€™ than â€˜blueâ€™ these days, since neither Clinton or Obama gets 50 percent of the vote against McCain, and both Democrats have small and shrinking leads against the Arizona Republican,â€ said Steven Greenberg, Siena poll spokesman.
The poll also found that Clinton has the highest unfavorability rating in any previous Siena poll, with a favorable/unfavorable rating of 48-46 percent.
The poll also found that Gov. David Patersonâ€™s favorability rating slipped some from last month, to 48-18 percent, down from 58-10 percent last month.
Yet 80 percent of voters do not believe that the governorâ€™s disclosure of extramarital affairs will affect his ability to be a successful governor, the poll determined.
â€œVoters were well aware of the Governorâ€™s personal disclosures. They donâ€™t care. And they overwhelmingly do not believe it will hurt his ability to be a successful governor,â€ Greenberg said.