(CNN) - No surprise here!
In the battle for the White House, New York remains dark blue.
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According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 62% of Empire State likely voters say they're backing President Barack Obama, with 34% supporting Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
The survey, released Thursday, indicates the president leads Romney by 35 points among women and by 20 points among men. Obama tops the former Massachusetts governor by 19 points among independent voters.
"The only reason President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney will come to New York is to raise money. Unless something unforeseen happens, the poll numbers say it's an Obama blow-out," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Besides his usual close to unanimous vote in the black community, Obama also carries the white vote in New York. Men like him a lot; women like him even more."
President Ronald Reagan's victory in New York in 1984 was the last time a Republican carried the state in a presidential election. Obama won 63% of the vote in New York in his 2008 victory over Sen. John McCain.
Twenty-nine electoral votes are at stake in New York.
The poll indicates that the state's U.S. Senate contest could also be a landslide for the Democrats. According to the survey, incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand leads GOP challenger Wendy Long 64%-27% among likely voters.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted September 4-9 (during and after the Democratic convention), with 1,486 likely voters in New York questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.
CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report