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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new survey from Siena College shows big opposition to a constitutional convention among likely New York voters in next week's election.
The poll found that 57 percent of respondents plan to vote no on the question of calling a constitutional convention. Twenty-five percent of respondents said they will vote yes.
Voters in Tuesday's election will be asked whether they support calling a convention, where delegates would consider changes to the state constitution.
By a similar 2-to-1 margin respondents to the survey say they believe "nothing good will get done" at a convention.
The survey found overwhelming support for another ballot proposal that would authorize a judge to strip the pensions of elected officials.
The Oct. 25-29 telephone poll of 814 likely voters has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
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