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Poll: most New Yorkers embarrassed by Weiner, Spitzer

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Even most New Yorkers watching Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer in political races dominated by their sex scandals want to forget about it.

A Siena College poll finds 68 percent of state voters and 62 percent of New York City residents are embarrassed.

Just 16 percent of voters statewide say it's "no big deal."

Just 8 percent say the races in what was once known as Sin City find them entertaining.

Weiner is running for mayor and is dogged by a sexting scandal which drove him from Congress.

Spitzer seeks a comeback as city comptroller. He resigned as governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.

The poll questioned 814 registered voters in the state Aug. 4-7. It has a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.

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www.Siena.edu./SRI/SNY

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