From NBC's Mark Murray
A new Siena poll has some good news for embattled New York Gov. David Paterson (D): For a second month in a row, his favorability numbers have improved. And he's leading -- within the margin of error -- Republican Rick Lazio in a hypothetical 2010 match-up.
The bad news? Paterson's poll numbers remain terrible, and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (D) is crushing him in a gubernatorial primary match-up
In the poll, Paterson's fav/unfav is 36%-53%, which is up from his low of 27%-63% in the spring. And Cuomo now leads Paterson, 67%-23%.