Sienna College Survey shows Christie beating Cuomo in NY

A Sienna College Survey issued this morning shows Gov. Chris Christie beating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York in a hypothetical presidential head-to-head.

The same survey shows Christie losing the Empire State to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

According to the poll, Christie leads Cuomo 47-42% among NY voters.

Clinton beats Christie 56-40% in New York, the poll finds.

Clinton gets the highest approval ratings of the three potential 2016 presidential candidates at 67, followed by Christie at 63 and Cuomo at 61%.

Sienna conducted the poll from Nov. 11-14 and surveyed 806 New York registered voters with a margin of error of + 3.5 percentage points.

"He’s obviously working very, very hard at it. I mean he’s traveling all over the country as chairman of the [Republican Governors Association] and I think at this point he has as good a chance or better than anybody else. His name is household word all across the country, and I think he would make a great president."
—former U.S. Rep. Jim Saxton (R-3), on Gov. Chris Christie