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Gov. Andrew Cuomo held a 36-point lead over Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in the governor's race, a Siena College poll today said.

Astorino, a Republican, announced his candidacy for governor in March, but has yet to make significant headway as he seeks to upset the Democratic governor's attempt for a second term in November, the poll found.

Cuomo held a 57 percent to 21 percent lead heading into the five months before Election Day.

"No race is over in June. This is a snapshot of all registered voters, not just those likely to vote in November. All true. But true too are two other facts: Astorino has a huge gap to close, and it's hard to beat a popular incumbent when you face a two-to-one party disadvantage and you are unknown to two-thirds of voters, including 70 percent of your own party," said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

New York has twice as many Democrats than Republicans, and Cuomo had $33 million in his campaign coffers in January. Astorino had $1 million.

Cuomo had a better than two-to-one favorability rating, while Astorino was unknown to 69 percent of New Yorkers, the Siena poll said.

Astorino has charged that New York is losing under Cuomo, citing national surveys that showed New York near or at the bottom in business climate with among the highest taxes in the nation.

A plurality of voters in today's poll said they are about the same as they were four years ago.

Cuomo himself has avoided attacking Astorino, instead using surrogates and his political team to push back against Astorino's claims.

Astorino this morning will make his first major policy proposal, focusing on ethics.

The poll comes as Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham University law professor, today will formally announce that she plans to challenge Cuomo for the Democratic nomination in a Sept. 9 primary. She would need to collect 15,000 petition signatures and undoubtedly challenges from Cuomo over the validity of each signature.

Teachout will run to the left of Cuomo, saying he hasn't done enough to address income inequality in New York and reform education.

Teachout wasn't included in the Siena poll.

Greenberg said that Cuomo's favorability, job performance and re-elect poll numbers were the best they've been since January.

"Half of voters see Cuomo as a moderate and, by a two-to-one margin, voters see him as a pragmatic, rather than partisan, Democrat," Greenberg said.

Cuomo last month secured the support of the small, but influential Working Families Party. He received the union-backed party's endorsement in exchange for, in part, promising to help Democrats regain a majority in the state Senate in the November elections.

But voters, the Siena College poll found, are pleased with the coalition of Republicans and five Democrats that run the chamber. Fifty-nine percent said they want the coalition to continue in January.

The Siena College Poll was conducted June 8-12 to 835 New York registered voters. It had a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

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