New York, Jan.7 (ANI): A newly-released poll has warned that New York Governor David Paterson would be wise not to consider appointing Caroline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton's Senate seat.
The poll, conducted by Public Policy Polling, suggests that Republicans would have a credible chance to win the New York Senate seat if Kennedy is appointed.
Kennedy leads Republican congressman Peter King by only two points, 46 to 44 percent, in a hypothetical match-up, reports Politico.
Kennedy loses one quarter of the Democratic vote and trails King by 15 points among independents. Only 44 percent of New York voters view her favorably, while 40 percent view her unfavorably.
By contrast, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo - another prospective appointee - would easily be able to hold the seat against King.
The poll shows Cuomo leading King by 19 points, 48 to 29 percent.
The automated poll surveyed 700 New York voters between January 3-4, and has a 3.7 percent margin of error. (ANI)