February 3, 2010 - Voters, Including Blacks, See No Race Problem For Cuomo, Quinnipiac University New York State Poll Finds; Gillibrand Tops Unknown Ford 2-1, But Many Undecided

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New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's possible challenge of Gov. David Paterson in a Democratic primary will not be racially divisive, voters say 80 - 14 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Black voters say 73 - 22 percent that a Cuomo challenge won't be racially divisive.

Cuomo leads Paterson 55 - 23 percent among Democrats, compared to 60 - 23 percent in a December 15 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Cuomo leads Paterson 66 - 15 percent among white Democrats, while Paterson leads 42 - 34 percent among black Democrats. But all blacks give Cuomo better scores on approval and favorability.

New York State voters approve 71 - 15 percent of the job Cuomo is doing, compared to a negative 37 - 54 percent score for Paterson. Cuomo's approval has topped 70 percent in every Quinnipiac University survey for 12 months, except when it hit 68 percent in May. Paterson has had negative grades in every survey for nine months.

By a 78 - 15 percent margin, voters say they are not impatient with Cuomo for delaying an announcement about his plans to run for Governor. This high level of patience is consistent among all political and racial groups and in every region of the state.

"Does Hamlet-on-the-Hudson run in the family? Unlike the media, New Yorkers aren't impatient for Attorney General Cuomo to admit he's running for Governor," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"And unlike some black politicians, New Yorkers are not worried that a Cuomo primary against Paterson would be racially divisive. In the Democratic match-up - Cuomo v Paterson - the Attorney General continues his lop-sided lead. Plus, Cuomo's job approval is good and Paterson's isn't."

Looking at black voter opinion:
  • Cuomo gets a 78 - 12 percent approval rating to Paterson's 60 - 30 percent;
  • Cuomo gets a 68 - 7 percent favorability rating to Paterson's 52 - 23 percent;
  • Cuomo tops Republican Rick Lazio in a general election matchup for Governor 81 - 4 percent while Paterson tops Lazio 70 - 9 percent.
Among all voters, Cuomo tops Lazio 57 - 25 percent while Paterson gets 39 percent to Lazio's 40 percent.

Gillibrand-Ford Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand leads possible challenger Harold Ford 36 - 18 percent in a Democratic primary, with 40 percent undecided. Sen. Gillibrand tops Republican challenger Bruce Blakeman 44 - 27 percent while Ford beats Blakeman 35 - 26 percent.

New York State voters approve 42 - 28 percent of the job Gillibrand is doing, her highest score in her first year as Senator. She gets a 33 - 22 percent favorability, with 44 percent who haven't heard enough about her to form an opinion.

The 'haven't heard enough' score for Ford is 70 percent, with Blakeman at 84 percent.

"Right now, the Senate race matches the little-known Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand against largely unknown Harold Ford and almost totally unknown Bruce Blakeman," Carroll said.

"The announced Republican challengers - Lazio for Governor and Blakeman for Senator - don't show much oomph at this stage. Are they the best the GOP has to offer?"

President Obama, Sen. Schumer Approval

New York State voters approve 57 - 38 percent of the job President Obama is doing, compared to 59 - 36 percent December 15.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer deserves to be reelected this year, voters say 54 - 33 percent. Voters approve 58 - 30 percent of the job he is doing, down from 62 - 27 percent in December.

From January 27 - February 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,182 New York State registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 2.1 percentage points. The survey includes 921 Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points and 142 black Democrats with a margin of error of +/- 8.2 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and nationwide as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If registered Democrat) If the 2010 Democratic primary for Governor were being held today and the candidates were David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Paterson             23%    28%    19%    15%    42%
Cuomo                55     52     58     66     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      1      1      -
DK/NA                20     18     21     17     23
 
TREND: (If registered Democrat) If the 2010 Democratic primary for governor were being held today and the candidates were David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo, for whom would you vote? (Data available upon request back to Feb 2009)
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Jun 24  May 13  Apr 6
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Paterson             23      23      19      15      20      17      18
Cuomo                55      60      61      61      57      62      61
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       -       1       1       1       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1       1       2       1       1       1       3
DK/NA                20      16      17      22      20      18      17
 
 
2. (If registered Democrat) If the 2010 Democratic primary for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Kirsten Gillibrand, Harold Ford and John Tasini, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS...........
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Gillibrand           36%    39%    33%    40%    31%
Ford                 18     23     14     16     25
Tasini                4      4      4      4      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      3      -
DK/NA                40     31     45     36     42
 
 
3. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were David Paterson the Democrat and Rick Lazio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Paterson             39%     9%    65%    33%    38%    39%    33%    70%
Lazio                40     74     16     45     43     38     47      9
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      3      3      4      2      2      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      3      3      4      3      3      3
DK/NA                16     14     14     17     12     19     15     14
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Paterson             52%    31%    34%    48%    33%
Lazio                29     46     44     30     48
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      2      2      3      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      3      4      3
DK/NA                12     17     16     16     14
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were David Paterson the Democrat and Rick Lazio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21
                     2010    2009    2009
 
Paterson             39      41      38
Lazio                40      37      38
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       4       6
DK/NA                16      16      16
 
 
4. If the 2010 election for Governor were being held today and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat and Rick Lazio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Cuomo                57%    19%    86%    54%    52%    61%    53%    81%
Lazio                25     59      4     27     31     20     30      4
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      2      2      -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      2      3      1      1      4
DK/NA                15     21      8     15     12     17     16      9
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Cuomo                71%    51%    54%    66%    47%
Lazio                14     28     26     18     37
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2      2      2
DK/NA                11     18     17     13     12
 
TREND: If the 2010 election for governor were being held today and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat and Rick Lazio the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21
                     2010    2009    2009
 
Cuomo                57      62      61
Lazio                25      22      22
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       1       2
DK/NA                11      14      13
 
 
5. Is your opinion of - Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            54%    36%    70%    52%    52%    56%    53%    68%
Unfavorable          16     27      4     19     24      9     19      7
Hvn't hrd enough     28     34     24     28     22     33     26     23
REFUSED               2      3      1      1      2      2      2      1
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            58%    54%    54%    60%    46%
Unfavorable          12     15     15     13     23
Hvn't hrd enough     27     30     29     26     29
REFUSED               3      1      2      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*High also 63% Apr 2009 and Feb 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Jun 24  Jun 24  May 13
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009*   2009
 
Favorable            54      57      61      52      63      63      51
Unfavorable          16      14      13      12      15      15      13
Hvn't hrd enough     28      27      23      34      20      20      34
REFUSED               2       1       3       2       2       2       2
 
 
6. Is your opinion of - David Paterson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            34%    20%    41%    35%    35%    33%    30%    52%
Unfavorable          49     65     37     49     50     48     55     23
Hvn't hrd enough     15     12     18     14     13     16     11     21
REFUSED               3      2      4      2      3      3      3      4
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            37%    30%    31%    38%    32%
Unfavorable          46     55     53     43     50
Hvn't hrd enough     15     13     13     16     16
REFUSED               2      3      3      3      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of David Paterson favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Jun 24  Jan 26  May 13
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            34      38      28      26      28      48      24
Unfavorable          49      44      52      53      54      25      55
Hvn't hrd enough     15      15      15      18      14      24      18
REFUSED               3       3       5       3       4       3       3
 
 
7. Is your opinion of - Rick Lazio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            20%    38%     7%    24%    27%    14%    23%    11%
Unfavorable          15      3     25     11     18     12     14     19
Hvn't hrd enough     64     58     66     64     53     73     62     68
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      2      1      1      2
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            12%    17%    16%    17%    33%
Unfavorable          11     10     10     20     14
Hvn't hrd enough     77     72     73     61     52
REFUSED               -      1      1      2      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rick Lazio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21
                     2010    2009    2009
 
Favorable            20      19      15
Unfavorable          15      13      13
Hvn't hrd enough     64      67      70
REFUSED               1       1       2
 
 
8. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Kirsten Gillibrand the Democrat and Bruce Blakeman the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Gillibrand           44%    10%    71%    39%    43%    45%    39%    66%
Blakeman             27     64      2     30     31     24     33      7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      -      2      2      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      3      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                26     23     24     26     22     29     25     26
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Gillibrand           43%    44%    44%    52%    29%
Blakeman             18     29     27     17     43
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      3      2      3      1
DK/NA                38     24     26     25     25
 
 
9. If the 2010 election for United States Senator were being held today and the candidates were Harold Ford the Democrat and Bruce Blakeman the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Ford                 35%     5%    63%    27%    36%    34%    28%    63%
Blakeman             26     63      2     26     30     22     32      7
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      2      3      1      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      3      3      2      2      2
DK/NA                35     30     31     42     29     41     37     26
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Ford                 37%    28%    29%    48%    24%
Blakeman             13     29     27     16     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       4      1      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      2      4      1
DK/NA                45     40     41     31     33
 
 
10. Is your opinion of - Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            33%    16%    41%    35%    34%    31%    33%    33%
Unfavorable          22     40      9     24     29     16     27      7
Hvn't hrd enough     44     43     49     39     35     51     39     59
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            30%    39%    38%    31%    26%
Unfavorable          13     22     21     21     28
Hvn't hrd enough     55     37     40     48     45
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Jun 24  Apr 6   Feb 17  Jan 26
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Favorable            33      26      25      24      24      25
Unfavorable          22      15      10      11       9      10
Hvn't hrd enough     44      58      63      64      65      63
REFUSED               1       1       2       1       1       1
 
 
11. Is your opinion of - Harold Ford favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            16%    10%    21%    17%    21%    12%    15%    26%
Unfavorable          13     12     11     14     16     10     12     11
Hvn't hrd enough     70     78     68     69     62     77     72     62
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      1      1      1      -
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            19%    14%    14%    19%    16%
Unfavorable           5      9      8     17     14
Hvn't hrd enough     76     76     76     64     70
REFUSED               -      1      1      -      -
 
 
12. Is your opinion of - Bruce Blakeman favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            11%    24%     3%    11%    15%     8%    12%     8%
Unfavorable           4      2      7      4      6      3      3      8
Hvn't hrd enough     84     74     89     85     78     88     83     83
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Favorable             7%    10%    10%     8%    20%
Unfavorable           1      2      2      6      6
Hvn't hrd enough     92     87     87     85     74
REFUSED               -      1      1      1      -
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way David Paterson is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              37%    21%    46%    41%    39%    36%    34%    60%
Disapprove           54     72     44     52     56     53     58     30
DK/NA                 8      8     10      7      5     11      8     10
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Approve              45%    35%    36%    39%    38%
Disapprove           46     58     56     51     55
DK/NA                 9      7      8     10      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way David Paterson is handling his job as Governor? (*Low app also 28% May 2009 & Apr 2009 / **High dis also 61% May 2009)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Aug 6   Jun 24  Jun 24
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2008    2009*   2009**
 
Approve              37      40      30      30      64      28      28
Disapprove           54      49      57      59      14      61      61
DK/NA                 8      11      14      12      22      12      12
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              42%    25%    55%    41%    40%    43%    40%    45%
Disapprove           28     46     11     32     36     21     31     12
DK/NA                31     29     34     27     24     36     28     44
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Approve              48%    48%    48%    39%    33%
Disapprove           16     28     26     25     36
DK/NA                36     24     25     36     32
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Jun 24  Apr 6   Feb 17
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Approve              42      40      32      33      37      33      28
Disapprove           28      21      20      19      15      13      10
DK/NA                31      39      48      48      48      54      62
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              58%    34%    78%    56%    53%    63%    56%    78%
Disapprove           30     54      8     35     40     21     34     10
DK/NA                12     12     15      9      7     16     10     11
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Approve              55%    59%    58%    63%    52%
Disapprove           29     28     28     24     42
DK/NA                15     13     14     13      6
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High app also 69% Oct 2001)
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Dec 8   Apr 15  Feb 3
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2004*   1999    2010
 
Approve              58      62      62      58      69      51      58
Disapprove           30      27      24      27      16      22      30
DK/NA                12      11      14      15      15      28      12
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              57%    14%    89%    51%    53%    60%    49%    90%
Disapprove           38     81      8     43     45     33     47      5
DK/NA                 5      6      3      6      2      7      4      5
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Approve              74%    51%    54%    68%    44%
Disapprove           23     43     40     27     53
DK/NA                 3      6      5      5      3
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Jun 24  Apr 6   Feb 19
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Approve              57      59      62      60      67      71      72
Disapprove           38      36      32      35      26      21      17
DK/NA                 5       5       6       6       7       7      10
 
 
17. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              16%    10%    22%    15%    14%    18%    12%    25%
Disapprove           71     80     61     76     78     66     76     58
DK/NA                13     11     17      9      8     16     12     17
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Approve              21%    15%    16%    17%    15%
Disapprove           65     73     72     69     74
DK/NA                13     13     13     14     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? (*High Dis also 72% Aug 2009)
                                                     APPROVE......   DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Feb 3   Dec 16  Oct 21  Aug 18  Apr 4   Feb 3   Dec 16
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2007    2010    2009*
 
Approve              16      17      19      18      34      16      17
Disapprove           71      72      67      72      43      71      72
DK/NA                13      11      14      10      23      13      11
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              71%    54%    81%    73%    72%    70%    71%    78%
Disapprove           15     26      5     16     19     11     15     12
DK/NA                15     20     14     12     10     19     14     10
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Approve              70%    71%    71%    72%    68%
Disapprove           11     14     14     13     19
DK/NA                19     15     16     15     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                                                     APPROVE.......  DIS...
                                                     High    Low     High
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Feb 17  Feb 13  Jul 31
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2007    2007
 
Approve              71      74      71      74      76      42      68
Disapprove           15      12      11      10      11      16      19
DK/NA                15      14      18      17      13      42      14
 
 
19. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        2%     1%     3%     2%     3%     1%     1%     5%
Smwht satisfied      24     13     33     22     21     26     20     42
Smwht dissatisfied   35     36     39     31     31     38     34     36
Very dissatisfied    39     49     24     45     45     35     44     17
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Very satisfied        2%     2%     2%     3%     1%
Smwht satisfied      31     17     19     27     26
Smwht dissatisfied   25     33     32     38     34
Very dissatisfied    42     48     47     31     39
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today? Are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 3   Dec 16  Oct 21  Aug 18  Jun 22  Feb 25  Dec 16
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    1998    2009
 
Very satisfied        2       2       2       3       2      13       2
Smwht satisfied      24      22      28      25      26      60      22
Smwht dissatisfied   35      37      37      37      34      20      37
Very dissatisfied    39      38      31      34      37       7      38
DK/NA                 1       -       1       1       1       1       -
 
 
20. Looking ahead to the 2010 election for Governor, do you feel that David Paterson deserves to be elected to a full 4-year term, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be elected to a full 4-year term?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         28%    13%    36%    29%    30%    25%    24%    48%
No/Does not          61     79     52     60     61     61     66     36
DK/NA                11      8     13     11      8     13     10     16
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Deserves         37%    23%    25%    30%    28%
No/Does not          55     66     65     56     63
DK/NA                 8     10     10     14      9
 
TREND: Looking ahead to the 2010 election for governor, do you feel that David Paterson deserves to be elected to a full 4-year term, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be elected to a full 4-year term?
                     Feb 3   Dec 15  Oct 21  Aug 16  Jun 24  May 13  Apr 6
                     2010    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009
 
Yes/deserves         28      28      23      20      22      21      22
No/does not          61      59      63      67      64      64      63
DK/NA                11      13      13      13      13      15      16
 
 
21. Are you impatient with Andrew Cuomo for delaying an announcement for whether he will run for governor or don't you feel that way?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  15%    15%    18%    15%    16%    15%    14%    23%
No                   78     77     77     79     78     78     80     74
DK/NA                 6      7      5      6      6      7      6      4
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  18%    13%    14%    18%    14%
No                   77     79     79     76     81
DK/NA                 5      8      7      6      6
 
 
22. Some people say that if Andrew Cuomo runs against David Paterson in a Democratic primary for Governor that it would be racially divisive. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                14%    17%    15%    14%    16%    13%    13%    22%
Disagree             80     76     78     83     80     79     81     73
DK/NA                 6      8      7      4      4      8      6      5
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Agree                20%    12%    13%    17%    14%
Disagree             74     82     81     78     80
DK/NA                 6      6      6      5      7
 
 
23. Looking ahead to the 2010 election for United States Senator, do you feel that Charles Schumer deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/deserves         54%    30%    71%    52%    51%    57%    51%    71%
No/does not          33     59     13     38     41     27     37     17
DK/NA                13     12     16     10      8     16     12     12
 
                     UpState.....  UpState
                     Urban  Othr   Total  NYC    Sub
 
Yes/deserves         47%    53%    53%    61%    46%
No/does not          29     33     32     28     43
DK/NA                24     14     15     11     11