Legalizing casino gaming in New York has taken a hit in the polls -- as has its top advocate.
While New Yorkers were split 52%-44% last month in favor of opening non-Indian gaming halls, there's now a 49%-48% opposition to the proposal, according to a Siena College poll released Monday.
Still, its most powerful supporter -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- has already urged the state Legislature to move on the issue, which has several hoops to pass through before a full-fledged casino can open.
The poll also found:
69%: Have a favorable opinion of Cuomo, down 74% from last month
49%: Believe Cuomo has had no effect on the pride that residents have for being New Yorkers, while 33% believe he's improved how they feel
40%: Believe Cuomo should veto the new legislative district lines the Legislature is crafting vs. 29% who think he should approve them. The governor has said he will veto the lines unless an independent commission draws them up.