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Sanders, Bloomberg top picks among NY Dems

Feb 24, 2020 1:15 pm
Cayla Harris is reporting for the Times Union Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg are the top choices for president among the state's Democrats, according to a Siena College Research Institute poll released February 24. Sanders clocked in at 25 percent, with Bloomberg in second place at 21 percent, a four-point difference that falls within the poll's margin of error. Vice President Joe Biden was in third place with 13 percent support, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren at 11 percent and both Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg at 9 percent. Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg cautioned that the findings were more a snapshot than a pre-election poll, since it did not look at likely primary voters. New York's presidential primary will be held on April 28. Separately, the poll also indicates that support for bail reform is continuing to decline. Fifty-nine percent of voters believe the reform is bad for New York — an increase of 10 percent since January. Siena polled 658 registered voters, including 315 registered Democrats, between Feb. 16 and 20. Read the full story in the Times Union.