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More good news for Attorney General Andrew Cuomo -- and some for Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, in the latest Rasmussen poll out today, which has Cuomo still far ahead of any Republican rival for governor without having announced for the job.

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Cuomo beats former Brightwaters Congressman Rick Lazio, the most-endorsed Republican, in a theoretical matchup by a margin of 56% to 24%, with 14 percent undecided and 6 percent favoring someone else.

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Levy, who has the backing of his new state chairman, Ed Cox, does better than Lazio in this poll, as the county executive’s camp was quick to note: Cuomo only beats him by 50% to 27%.

In a matchup with Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, Cuomo wins by 55% to 25%. The bad news for Republicans: Cuomo has claimed 50 percent of the vote or better in every Rasmussen poll since January.

This survey of 500 Likely Voters in New York State was conducted on April 27, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports.

Caution: The margin of sampling error is +/-4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.