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Polls: Gillibrand, Schumer Keep Senate Leads

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two new polls find Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand maintaining leads over their Republican challengers.

The Siena College poll of registered voters released Thursday found Gillibrand leading Republican Senate candidate Joe DioGuardi by 57 percent to 31 percent.

Gillibrand's lead was narrower in a separate poll of likely voters by Quinnipiac University, 48 percent to 42 percent.

Schumer leads Jay Townsend by 63 percent to 30 percent in the Siena poll and 54 percent to 38 percent in the Quinnipiac poll.

Siena's survey of 801 registered voters was conducted over five days after the Sept. 14 primaries. It has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

Quinnipiac surveyed 751 likely voters last Thursday through Monday. The poll has a margin of error of 3.6 percentage points.

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