Paterson's Poll Numbers Up

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NEW YORK (Associated Press) - A new poll shows the percentage of New York voters who say scandal-plagued Gov. David Paterson should serve out his term has edged upward.

The Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday shows that 50% said Mr. Paterson should serve until the end of his term rather than resign. Another 39% said he should resign, with 11% undecided.

A Quinnipiac poll released last Friday showed 46% of voters said Mr. Paterson should complete his term while 42% said he should resign. In a poll released earlier last week that number was 61%.

The poll questioned 1,454 New Yorkers Friday through Monday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.6 percentage points.