ALBANY A new poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a high job-approval rating and huge leads over two potential Republican challengers in this year's election.
The Quinnipiac (KWIN'-uh-pee-ack) University poll of New York state voters finds 63 percent of respondents approve of the way Cuomo is doing his job, compared to 28 percent who disapprove.
The poll released Thursday shows the Democratic incumbent with far more support than two potential Republican challengers. Respondents favored Cuomo over Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino 58 percent to 24 percent. Cuomo topped Donald Trump 63 percent to 26 percent.
The poll of 1,488 voters was conducted Feb. 6-10. It has a margin of error of 2.5 percentage points.