Monday, July 4, 2016

Trump facing Romney-like gap in NY polls

ALBANY -- This year's presidential candidates both call New York home, but it hasn't made much of a difference in state-level polls.

Presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump trailed Democrat Hillary Clinton by a 23-point margin in a Siena College poll released Thursday, with 54 percent of registered New York voters backing Clinton and 31 percent backing Trump.

Trump, the Manhattan businessman, has repeatedly said he expects to compete in his home state. Clinton, the former secretary of state, represented New York in the Senate and resides in Chappaqua, Westchester County.

The candidates' New York ties, however, haven't shifted the polls in the state, which hasn't backed a Republican since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

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