February 16, 2012 - New York Voters Trust Cuomo More Than Teachers Union, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Overwhelming Support For School Reform Ideas

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New York State voters trust Gov. Andrew Cuomo more than the teachers' union 50 - 38 percent "to protect the interests of New York State public school students," according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters with children in public school trust the governor more than the union 51 - 38 percent. Voters in union households back Cuomo 47 - 42 percent.

Voters give Gov. Cuomo a slim 45 - 42 percent approval rating for the way he is handling education, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. By overwhelming margins, however, they support Cuomo's school reform proposals:
  • 64 - 31 percent support for merit pay for "outstanding" teachers;
  • 67 - 26 percent, including 58 - 34 percent in union households and 73 - 25 percent among public school parents, support for making it easier to fire teachers;
  • 87 - 9 percent, including 79 - 15 percent in union households and 89 - 9 percent among parents, support for basing teacher layoffs on performance rather than seniority.
By a 49 - 23 percent margin, New York State voters have a favorable opinion of their public school teachers. Public school parents like teachers 54 - 23 percent.

But voters say 50 - 37 percent, including 53 - 38 percent among parents, that the teachers' union plays a negative rather than a positive role in improving the state education system. Voters in union households split 43 - 44 percent.

"'Consider me the lobbyist for the students,' Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last month, and New Yorkers believe him. They trust him more than the teachers' union to look out for the kids and they support by margins of 2-1 up to 9-1 proposals to reform the schools," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"New York City voters did not provide that level of trust for Mayor Michael Bloomberg when they told us they trusted the teachers' union more than the mayor to look out for the kids."

"The teachers union is a political punching bag these days, and New York voters share that negative view. Does the union play a positive role? New Yorkers say no. Support for the union isn't high even in union households," Carroll added.

"And on the big three issues - merit pay, making it easier to fire bad teachers and ending LIFO (last in; first out) in deciding on layoffs - the union loses.

"But, even if they don't like the teachers' union, New Yorkers like their kids' teachers."

New York State voters say 54 - 34 percent that banning the rental of public school buildings for church services is a bad idea.

Voters disagree 61 - 33 percent with the argument that allowing the rental of public school buildings for church use is an improper mixing of church and state.

But voters also disagree 60 - 33 percent that the ban on such rentals is an improper attack on religion.

New York State voters seem to be confused or disinterested by the latest developments in the issue of legislative redistricting:
  • 68 percent of voters don't know whether or not state legislators kept their 2010 campaign promise to support an independent commission to create legislative district lines;
  • 67 percent say they heard nothing about the new district lines created by state legislators;
  • 71 percent don't know whether or not they approve of these lines;
  • 66 percent don't know whether or not they want the governor to veto these lines.
"Politicians watch the redistricting dance with fascination. After all, it affects their future. But voters can't or won't follow this important - but not very sexy - issue," Carroll said.

From February 8 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,233 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation 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.

20. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling education?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              45%    40%    49%    49%    45%    44%    44%    46%
Disapprove           42     49     39     38     43     42     41     42
DK/NA                13     11     12     13     12     15     15     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              46%    43%    45%    45%    46%    37%    46%    50%    48%
Disapprove           40     44     45     44     35     46     46     38     41
DK/NA                14     13     10     11     20     17      9     12     11
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Approve              42%    47%    46%    42%    41%    39%
Disapprove           45     40     42     45     46     51
DK/NA                14     13     13     12     12      9
 
 
21. How would you rate the quality of New York State's public schools; very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very good             7%     8%     7%     7%     8%     6%     9%     3%
Fairly good          46     50     46     45     45     46     48     43
Fairly bad           25     25     26     24     24     27     24     27
Very bad             15     11     13     18     16     14     12     19
DK/NA                 7      5      9      7      7      8      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Very good             8%     6%     9%     6%     6%     7%     4%    10%     8%
Fairly good          46     46     42     47     51     47     41     54     42
Fairly bad           25     25     27     27     20     28     32     19     26
Very bad             12     16     14     15     14     14     15     12     16
DK/NA                 9      7      8      5      9      4      8      6      8
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Very good            10%     3%     8%     8%     7%     8%
Fairly good          49     39     50     46     44     50
Fairly bad           23     30     21     24     28     24
Very bad             14     18     12     14     17     17
DK/NA                 4     11      9      8      5      2
 
TREND: How would you rate the quality of New York State's public schools; very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?
                     Feb 16  Apr 15
                     2012    2004
                             
Very good             7      10
Fairly good          46      46 
Fairly bad           25      23 
Very bad             15      14 
DK/NA                 7       7 
 
 
22. How would you rate the quality of public schools in your community; very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very good            26%    32%    25%    23%    28%    25%    31%    17%
Fairly good          42     47     40     43     41     42     44     36
Fairly bad           16     11     17     17     14     17     13     20
Very bad             11      5     12     12     12      9      7     21
DK/NA                 6      5      6      5      5      6      5      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Very good            27%    26%    25%    27%    30%    21%    24%    27%    33%
Fairly good          44     41     41     44     43     44     39     46     40
Fairly bad           16     15     19     16     10     12     21     14     16
Very bad             10     11     11     11     10     14     12      9      9
DK/NA                 4      6      5      3      7      9      4      4      2
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Very good            31%    14%    40%    29%    23%    29%
Fairly good          44     42     37     42     43     43
Fairly bad           14     18     15     15     18     16
Very bad              8     17      5     10     12     12
DK/NA                 3     10      3      4      4      1
 
TREND: How would you rate the quality of public schools in your community; very good, fairly good, fairly bad or very bad?
                     Feb 16  Apr 15
                     2012    2004
                             
Very good            26      29
Fairly good          42      40 
Fairly bad           16      15 
Very bad             11      11 
DK/NA                 6       5 
 
 
23. Is your opinion of New York State's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about them?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            49%    48%    53%    44%    48%    50%    51%    40%
Unfavorable          23     26     17     26     25     21     22     16
Hvn't hrd enough     26     24     28     27     25     26     23     42
REFUSED               3      2      2      3      2      3      3      2
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Favorable            60%    42%    51%    51%    46%    42%    47%    55%    55%
Unfavorable          21     24     23     25     19     20     22     22     25
Hvn't hrd enough     16     32     25     21     32     37     27     22     18
REFUSED               3      2      1      2      4      1      3      2      2
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Favorable            50%    50%    45%    60%    51%    54%
Unfavorable          21     23     25     17     26     23
Hvn't hrd enough     27     24     26     20     21     21
REFUSED               2      2      3      3      2      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of New York State's public school teachers favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about them?
                     Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
                             
Favorable            49      54      49      50%
Unfavorable          23      21      25      22
Hvn't hrd enough     26      21      22      25
REFUSED               3       4       3       3
 
 
24. Generally speaking, do you believe the teachers' union is playing a positive or a negative role in improving New York State's educational system?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Positive             37%    25%    52%    29%    34%    40%    34%    54%
Negative             50     66     34     60     56     45     56     28
DK/NA                13      9     15     11     10     15     11     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Positive             36%    38%    41%    38%    32%    36%    43%    37%    34%
Negative             52     49     49     51     53     43     46     55     60
DK/NA                12     13     10     11     16     21     11      8      6
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Positive             29%    44%    40%    43%    38%    38%
Negative             58     43     48     44     53     53
DK/NA                13     13     11     13      9      9
 
TREND: Generally speaking, do you believe the teachers' union is playing a positive or a negative role in improving New York State's educational system?
                     Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24  Apr 15
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2004 
                             
Positive             37      43      42      39      48
Negative             50      48      49      51      35
DK/NA                13      10       9      10      17
 
 
25. Who do you trust more to protect the interests of New York State public school - teachers, Governor Cuomo or the teachers' union?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Governor Cuomo       35%    47%    25%    41%    40%    31%    41%    19%
Teachers' union      50     41     59     49     48     53     47     61
DK/NA                14     12     16     10     12     17     12     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Governor Cuomo       34%    36%    33%    34%    42%    27%    29%    43%    40%
Teachers' union      51     50     55     54     40     55     54     47     48
DK/NA                15     14     12     12     18     18     18      9     12
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Governor Cuomo       38%    34%    32%    36%    37%    35%
Teachers' union      45     53     56     51     52     52
DK/NA                17     14     11     13     11     13
 
 
26. Who do you trust more to protect the interests of New York State public school - students, Governor Cuomo or the teachers' union?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Governor Cuomo       50%    60%    41%    56%    55%    45%    55%    28%
Teachers' union      38     29     49     29     33     43     32     63
DK/NA                12     10      9     15     12     12     13      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Governor Cuomo       53%    48%    48%    50%    55%    38%    49%    54%    59%
Teachers' union      34     41     42     37     32     53     38     37     29
DK/NA                13     11     10     12     13     10     14      9     12
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Governor Cuomo       50%    49%    50%    47%    51%    51%
Teachers' union      35     42     36     42     39     38
DK/NA                15      9     13     10     10     10
 
 
27. Some people say that public school teachers who do an outstanding job should be rewarded with additional pay, so called merit pay. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            64%    60%    72%    59%    67%    61%    62%    76%
Bad idea             31     36     23     34     28     32     33     21
DK/NA                 5      5      5      7      5      6      6      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Good idea            63%    65%    70%    67%    53%    61%    73%    59%    70%
Bad idea             30     31     26     28     41     34     22     35     27
DK/NA                 7      5      4      5      6      5      4      6      3
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Good idea            60%    71%    60%    62%    67%    64%
Bad idea             35     25     32     32     29     33
DK/NA                 5      4      8      6      3      3
 
TREND: Some people say that public school teachers who do an outstanding job should be rewarded with additional pay, so called merit pay. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
                             
Good idea            64      68      67      64
Bad idea             31      28      30      33
DK/NA                 5       4       3       3
 
 
28. Some people have suggested that firing public school teachers should be made easier. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            67%    78%    55%    77%    72%    63%    73%    45%
Bad idea             26     18     36     18     23     28     21     50
DK/NA                 7      4      8      6      5      9      7      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Good idea            71%    65%    71%    69%    60%    63%    62%    66%    80%
Bad idea             22     28     24     26     31     28     30     28     16
DK/NA                 7      7      5      5      9      8      8      5      5
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Good idea            70%    63%    69%    58%    74%    73%
Bad idea             23     29     25     34     22     25
DK/NA                 7      7      6      9      4      2
 
TREND: Some people have suggested that firing public school teachers should be made easier. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
                             
Good idea            67      63      64      62
Bad idea             26      31      31      33
DK/NA                 7       6       5       5
 
 
29. If public school administrators need to lay off teachers, do you think they should lay off teachers based on seniority or based on their performance?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Seniority             9%     8%    10%     7%    10%     8%    10%     5%
Performance          87     89     86     89     86     88     87     89
DK/NA                 4      3      4      4      5      4      4      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Seniority            10%     8%     5%    12%    11%     8%     6%    11%    10%
Performance          85     87     92     84     83     85     89     85     88
DK/NA                 5      4      3      3      6      7      4      4      2
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Seniority            10%     6%    12%    15%     8%     9%
Performance          87     88     83     79     88     89
DK/NA                 3      6      5      6      3      2
 
TREND: If public school administrators need to lay off teachers, do you think they should lay off teachers based on seniority or based on their performance?
                     Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
                             
Seniority             9      13      14      12
Performance          87      82      82      85
DK/NA                 4       5       4       4
 
 
30. As you may know, charter schools are operated by private or non-profit organizations. The schools are paid for with public funds. Do you think there should be an expansion of charter schools in New York State or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  48%    53%    44%    48%    52%    44%    47%    55%
No                   42     36     46     41     38     44     42     35
DK/NA                11     10     10     11      9     12     11      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  47%    49%    48%    52%    42%    49%    47%    47%    48%
No                   42     41     41     39     46     38     47     43     42
DK/NA                11     10     10      9     12     13      6     10     10
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Yes                  44%    53%    45%    43%    46%    42%
No                   44     37     45     45     44     48
DK/NA                11     10     10     12     10     11
 
 
31. Have you heard or read anything about the issue of banning the rental of public school buildings for church use?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  37%    38%    40%    37%    41%    34%    36%    35%
No                   61     61     59     62     58     64     63     65
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      1      2      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  49%    31%    35%    38%    41%    29%    33%    41%    47%
No                   50     68     64     61     57     71     67     57     53
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      2      -      -      2      -
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Yes                  23%    55%    36%    43%    39%    32%
No                   76     44     63     56     60     67
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1
 
 
32. Do you think banning the rental of public school buildings for church use is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            34%    27%    38%    36%    37%    31%    34%    32%
Bad idea             54     65     47     51     52     56     54     56
DK/NA                12      8     15     12     11     13     12     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Good idea            35%    33%    34%    31%    35%    37%    41%    31%    33%
Bad idea             53     54     54     60     48     50     52     58     56
DK/NA                12     12     11      9     17     13      7     11     11
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Good idea            31%    38%    33%    31%    29%    26%
Bad idea             57     52     52     59     61     64
DK/NA                12     11     15     10     10     10
 
 
33. Some people say that letting churches rent public school buildings for church use is an improper mixing of church and state. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                33%    25%    41%    34%    34%    33%    30%    40%
Disagree             61     71     53     62     62     61     64     57
DK/NA                 5      5      6      4      4      6      6      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Agree                33%    34%    34%    35%    32%    36%    36%    30%    33%
Disagree             63     61     62     60     62     56     61     67     60
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      6      8      3      3      6
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Agree                25%    37%    42%    29%    26%    29%
Disagree             69     57     54     66     69     68
DK/NA                 6      6      4      5      4      3
 
 
34. Some people say that banning churches from renting public school buildings for church use is an improper attack on religion. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                33%    47%    25%    29%    35%    32%    35%    30%
Disagree             60     49     68     64     59     61     59     65
DK/NA                 6      4      7      7      6      7      6      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Agree                33%    33%    35%    33%    30%    36%    30%    31%    37%
Disagree             62     60     61     60     63     58     66     61     59
DK/NA                 5      7      3      7      8      6      4      8      4
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Agree                36%    33%    29%    35%    35%    31%
Disagree             58     62     63     59     59     60
DK/NA                 6      5      9      7      7      9
 
 
40. When they were running for election in 2010, most state legislators promised they would support having an independent commission create district lines for electing state legislators and members of Congress. Do you believe these legislators kept their promise or not, or don't you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                   3%     2%     2%     3%     4%     2%     2%     1%
No                   29     29     28     33     35     24     30     21
Don't know           68     68     70     63     61     74     67     77
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                   4%     2%     4%     2%     1%     3%     4%     4%     3%
No                   34     26     25     34     31     23     27     31     35
Don't know           62     72     71     63     68     74     69     64     62
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      -      -      1      1
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                   4%     3%     1%     4%
No                   31     25     32     33
Don't know           65     71     67     63
REFUSED               -      -      1      -
 
 
41. As you may be aware, the proposed new state legislative district lines were drawn by state legislators, not by an independent commission. Have you heard or read anything about this?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  32%    36%    29%    34%    39%    26%    37%    12%
No                   67     64     69     64     60     73     62     87
DK/NA                 1      -      2      2      1      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  42%    25%    25%    34%    39%    23%    32%    36%    37%
No                   57     74     74     64     59     74     68     62     63
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      2      2      -      2      -
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                  39%    27%    26%    32%
No                   59     72     72     66
DK/NA                 2      1      1      2
 
 
42. Do you approve or disapprove of these district lines, or don't you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve               4%     5%     3%     4%     5%     3%     3%     2%
Disapprove           25     24     27     25     31     20     27     15
Don't know           71     71     70     70     63     77     69     82
REFUSED               -      1      -      1      1      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve               6%     3%     4%     6%     2%     2%     7%     4%     4%
Disapprove           31     21     22     29     26     21     24     29     28
Don't know           62     76     74     65     70     77     69     66     68
REFUSED               1      -      -      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve               4%     4%     4%     4%
Disapprove           27     26     21     30
Don't know           69     70     75     65
REFUSED               1      -      1      1
 
 
43. Do you think Governor Cuomo should veto these district lines, or don't you think so, or don't you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  25%    22%    26%    26%    33%    19%    27%    25%
No                    8      9      8      7     10      7      7      8
Don't know           66     68     66     66     57     75     66     66
REFUSED               -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  30%    22%    21%    31%    26%    21%    23%    27%    30%
No                    9      8     10      9      6      9     10      8      7
Don't know           60     70     69     60     68     69     67     64     63
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      -
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                  28%    23%    24%    27%
No                    8     10      6     10
Don't know           64     67     69     64
REFUSED               1      -      -      -
 
 
44. Do you think Governor Cuomo should veto these district lines even if it means a court will redraw the lines, or don't you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  21%    11%    24%    24%    28%    14%    21%    21%
No                    8     10      7      7      9      6      7      7
Don't know           71     79     69     69     63     79     71     72
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  26%    17%    19%    25%    19%    14%    23%    24%    24%
No                    9      7      8      8      7      8      8      7      9
Don't know           64     76     73     66     73     76     69     69     67
REFUSED               1      -      -      1      1      1      -      1      -
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                  23%    19%    18%    25%
No                    8      8      7      7
Don't know           68     73     75     67
REFUSED               1      -      -      1
 
 
45. Are you aware that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that creating district lines is primarily a job for elected state officials, not the courts?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  28%    27%    28%    28%    34%    24%    28%    19%
No                   59     59     58     63     56     61     61     57
DK/NA                13     14     14      9     10     15     11     24
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  35%    24%    29%    29%    27%    28%    25%    29%    34%
No                   55     61     61     59     56     54     63     60     58
DK/NA                 9     15      9     12     18     18     13     11      7
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                  25%    33%    27%    29%
No                   65     52     59     57
DK/NA                10     15     15     14
 

Demographic Summary