According to a News 12/Hofstra University poll, 51 percent of...

According to a News 12/Hofstra University poll, 51 percent of the people asked said they plan on voting for Gov. Cuomo. Credit: News 12

After enjoying high poll numbers for most of his tenure as governor, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's numbers have decreased as Election Day nears.

According to a News 12/Hofstra University poll, 51 percent of the people asked said they plan on voting for Gov. Cuomo. A total of 21 percent supported Republican candidate Rob Astorino. Another 28 percent said they were voting for someone else, not voting or are undecided.

Gov. Cuomo says he's earned another four years in Albany.

“Our taxes are at historic lows...We have Democrats and Republicans working together again in Albany. We passed four budgets in a row on time,” said Cuomo.

Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive, has been hammering the governor on everything from ethics to Common Core to the economy.

“We have over-regulation and massive taxes driving our middle class, our small businesses and our big corporations out of state and the people are following those jobs,” Astorino told News 12.

Political analyst Larry Levy, of Hofstra University, says while Astorino has waged a good campaign, he says winning the election would be a huge upset.

“The state is overwhelmingly Democratic and that means a Republican has a longer way to go to win an election and Rob Astorino still doesn't have the money and the manpower to be able to overcome a huge deficit,” said Levy.

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