May 30, 2012 - Cuomo Approval Tops 70 Percent, Highest In 11 Years, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Gillibrand Scores High As She Buries GOP Challengers

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New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo gets a 71 - 16 percent approval rating today, the highest score for an Empire State governor since Gov. George Pataki hit 81 - 12 percent in the wake of 9/11, and continuing Gov. Cuomo's year-long trend with the highest approval rating of any governor in the seven states surveyed by the Quinnipiac University poll.

Voters support 79 - 18 percent, including 61 - 34 percent among Republicans, raising the minimum wage, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Cuomo's job approval is 68 - 20 percent among Republicans, 76 - 11 percent among Democrats and 69 - 19 percent among independent voters, 71 - 15 percent among Protestants, 71 - 18 percent among Catholics and 83 - 9 percent among Jews. There is no gender or racial gap. Approval is 68 - 19 percent upstate, 72 - 15 percent in New York City and 76 - 12 percent in the suburbs.

New York State voters support 73 - 21 percent a key Cuomo initiative to create a new state agency to monitor treatment of the disabled and to investigate claims of abuse. Support is strong among all groups. Treatment of the disabled is so important that a new state agency is needed, 54 percent of voters say, while 31 percent say it concentrates too much power in the governor's office.

"For the first time, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job approval tops 70 percent," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "We haven't seen scores this high since Gov. George Pataki - and everyone else - got a vote of confidence right after 9/11.

"Gov. Cuomo might not be the most popular governor in the nation, but he's the most popular - Democrat or Republican - in the seven states surveyed by Quinnipiac University. For example, he's well-ahead of New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie's all-time best 59 - 36 percent. Cuomo tops that score among Republicans in New York State."

Many New York State voters want to hike the minimum wage beyond the $8.50 per hour presently under consideration in Albany:
  • 32 percent of voters support an $8.50 per hour minimum wage;
  • 6 percent support a raise, but not as high as $8.50;
  • 40 percent support a raise higher than $8.50;
  • 18 percent oppose any increase.
Small businesses will not reduce the number of people they hire if the minimum wage is increased, voters say 51 - 41 percent.

Voters also support 56 - 33 percent the creation of Las Vegas-type casinos, with no opposition from any group. Support for changing the State Constitution, a necessary step to create non-Indian casinos, is 49 - 42 percent. Women are divided, with 45 percent opposed and 42 percent in support.

Teacher evaluations should be made public, New York State voters say 56 - 40 percent, including 62 - 33 percent among voters who have children in public schools. Union households are divided 49 - 48 percent, but all other groups support the release. Voters say 45 - 18 percent, however, that the teacher evaluations are flawed.

"New Yorkers are consistent on the issues left for the Legislature's closing days. We're a true-blue state and we like raising the minimum wage," Carroll said. "We want to better protect the disabled, even if it means another government agency. We want real casinos, but we're a little less eager about changing the State Constitution. And we want to know how our teachers are doing, even if we don't trust the results of the tests."

Voters approve 60 - 22 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is doing, matching her best score. Sen. Gillibrand tops any of her largely unknown Republican challengers 2-1:
  • 56 - 26 percent over U.S. Rep. Robert Turner;
  • 57 - 24 percent over Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos;
  • 58 - 24 percent over businesswoman Wendy Long.
The number of voters who don't know enough to form an opinion about the three Republican contenders ranges from 76 to 84 percent.

From May 22 - 28, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,504 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 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.

5. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Bob Turner the Republican and Kirsten Gillibrand the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Turner               26%    69%     3%    26%    32%    21%    31%    10%    16%
Gillibrand           56     17     85     47     51     62     53     75     62
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -      -      -      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      2      3      1      1      2      2
DK/NA                15     13      9     25     15     16     14     12     20
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Turner               29%    18%    36%
Gillibrand           52     66     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2
DK/NA                17     14     15
 
TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Bob Turner the Republican and Kirsten Gillibrand the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     May 30  Apr 05
                     2012    2012
 
Turner               26      27
Gillibrand           56      57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                15      13
 
 
6. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were George Maragos the Republican and Kirsten Gillibrand the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Maragos              24%    62%     3%    22%    30%    18%    29%     9%     7%
Gillibrand           57     20     86     49     53     61     54     78     64
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      1      -      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      2      3      2      2      3      3
DK/NA                16     16      8     25     13     18     15      9     26
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Maragos              27%    13%    37%
Gillibrand           54     69     45
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      2      2
DK/NA                16     15     16
 
TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were George Maragos the Republican and Kirsten Gillibrand the Democrat, for whom would you vote?
                     May 30  Apr 05
                     2012    2012
 
Maragos              24      23
Gillibrand           57      57
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                16      15
 
 
7. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Wendy Long the Republican and Conservative party candidate and Kirsten Gillibrand the Democratic party candidate, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Long                 24%    61%     2%    23%    28%    20%    29%     7%    12%
Gillibrand           58     20     88     49     54     62     54     80     64
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      2      4      4      2      2      3      2
DK/NA                15     16      7     23     14     15     13      8     22
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Long                 26%    14%    36%
Gillibrand           55     69     47
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      3      2
DK/NA                16     14     14
 
TREND: If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Wendy Long the Republican and Conservative party candidate and Kirsten Gillibrand the Democratic party candidate, for whom would you vote?
                     May 30  Apr 05
                     2012    2012
 
Long                 24      25
Gillibrand           58      58
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3       3
DK/NA                15      13
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Favorable            50%    28%    68%    44%    45%    54%    50%    60%    43%
Unfavorable          18     40      3     22     24     13     22      5      6
Hvn't hrd enough     29     29     27     31     29     30     26     34     45
REFUSED               2      2      2      2      2      3      2      1      6
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her? (*Low also 24% Feb 2009)
                                                             FAVORABLE....
                                                             High    Low
                     May 30  Sep 01  Jun 22  Apr 13  Feb 3   May 30  Apr 6
                     2012    2010    2010    2010    2010    2012    2009*
 
Favorable            50      38      37      37      33      50      24
Unfavorable          18      21      23      23      22      18      11
Hvn't hrd enough     29      39      39      39      44      29      64
REFUSED               2       2       1       1       1       2       1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Bob Turner favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Favorable            12%    25%     5%    12%    13%    11%    13%     8%    11%
Unfavorable          11      2     18      8     12     10      9     17     16
Hvn't hrd enough     76     73     75     79     73     78     77     73     69
REFUSED               1      -      2      2      2      1      1      1      4
 
 
10. Is your opinion of George Maragos favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Favorable             7%    17%     4%     5%     8%     7%     7%     5%    11%
Unfavorable           8      3     11      6      8      7      8      8      8
Hvn't hrd enough     84     80     84     89     83     85     85     85     79
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Wendy Long favorable, unfavorable, or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Favorable             6%    14%     3%     7%     7%     6%     7%     8%     6%
Unfavorable           8      1     11      7      8      8      6     11     11
Hvn't hrd enough     84     85     84     86     84     85     86     80     80
REFUSED               1      -      2      1      1      1      1      1      3
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              71%    68%    76%    69%    71%    72%    73%    74%    65%
Disapprove           16     20     11     19     17     15     16     11     17
DK/NA                13     12     13     12     12     13     11     15     19
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Approve              68%    72%    76%    67%    70%    67%
Disapprove           19     15     12     23     20     22
DK/NA                13     13     12     10      9     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              74%    70%    64%    72%    76%    65%    72%    74%    78%
Disapprove           15     16     18     19     12     16     16     15     16
DK/NA                11     14     18      9     12     19     12     10      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 30  Apr 04  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  May 30  Feb 23
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012    2011
 
Approve              71      68      69      68      65      71      56
Disapprove           16      19      19      17      19      16      15
DK/NA                13      13      12      15      15      13      29
 
13. 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    His
 
Approve              64%    41%    81%    60%    62%    66%    61%    81%    74%
Disapprove           26     51      7     31     31     21     30      6     12
DK/NA                10      8     12      9      7     13      9     13     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High also 69% Oct 2001)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 30  Apr 05  Feb 15  Dec 21  Oct 26  Dec 08  Apr 15
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2004*   1999
 
Approve              64      63      60      62      61      69      51
Disapprove           26      25      29      27      28      16      22
DK/NA                10      12      11      11      11      15      28
 
 
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    His
 
Approve              60%    35%    80%    55%    56%    64%    58%    78%    64%
Disapprove           22     45      6     26     26     18     24      6     11
DK/NA                18     20     15     19     18     17     18     16     25
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? (*High also 60% Apr 2012)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 30  Apr 05  Feb 15  Dec 21  Oct 26  May 30  Feb 17
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012*   2009
 
Approve              60      60      47      50      50      60      28
Disapprove           22      21      26      23      24      22      10
DK/NA                18      19      27      27      26      18      62
 
 
18. Currently, Republicans control the House of Representatives and Democrats control the United States Senate. After the election in November, would you prefer that the Democrats control both houses of Congress, the Republicans control both houses of Congress, or would you prefer that control is split as it is today?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Democrats            42%     2%    70%    34%    40%    44%    37%    60%    53%
Republicans          23     60      1     23     28     17     29      1      9
Split                31     34     26     35     28     34     29     38     35
DK/NA                 4      3      2      8      4      5      5      1      3
 
 
21. Would you support or oppose raising the minimum wage in New York State, which is now $7.25 an hour?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Support              79%    61%    92%    78%    75%    83%    74%    95%    89%
Oppose               18     34      7     21     23     14     23      4     11
DK/NA                 2      5      1      2      2      2      3      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Support              77%    81%    86%    80%    77%    85%    78%    79%    77%
Oppose               20     17     13     19     20     14     20     19     21
DK/NA                 3      2      1      1      3      2      2      2      2
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose raising the minimum wage in New York State, which is now $7.25 an hour?
                     May 30  Apr 04
                     2012    2012
 
Support              79      78
Oppose               18      20
DK/NA                 2       3
 
 
22. (If support q21) Do you think that the minimum wage should be $8.50 an hour, should be less than $8.50 an hour, or should be more than $8.50 an hour?
                     SUPPORTS INCREASE Q21......................................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Exactly $8.50        40%    54%    36%    39%    41%    40%    45%    26%    34%
Less than $8.50       7     11      6      8      7      8      9      4      7
More than $8.50      50     35     55     51     49     51     43     70     58
DK/NA                 2      -      3      2      3      2      3      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Exactly $8.50        40%    41%    41%    38%    42%    40%    38%    50%    35%
Less than $8.50       8      7      9      8      7      3      8      9     11
More than $8.50      49     51     48     53     49     57     51     40     49
DK/NA                 4      1      2      1      2      -      2      1      5
 
TREND: (If support) Do you think that the minimum wage should be $8.50 an hour, should be less than $8.50 an hour, or should be more than $8.50 an hour?
                     SUPPORT INCREASE
                     May 30  Apr 04
                     2012    2012
 
Exactly $8.50        40      37
Less than $8.50       7       8
More than $8.50      50      52
DK/NA                 2       3
 
 
22a.(COMBINED Q21 & Q22)Would you support or oppose raising the minimum wage in New York State, which is now $7.25 an hour? IF SUPPORT: Do you think that the minimum wage should be $8.50 an hour, should be less than $8.50 an hour, or should be more than $8.50 an hour?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Increase to $8.50    32%    33%    33%    30%    31%    33%    34%    25%    30%
Increase < $8.50      6      7      6      6      5      6      6      3      6
Increase > $8.50     40     21     51     39     37     43     32     67     52
Oppose increase      18     34      7     21     23     14     23      4     11
DK/NA                 4      5      4      3      4      4      5      1      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Increase to $8.50    30%    33%    35%    31%    32%    34%    30%    40%    27%
Increase < $8.50      6      6      7      6      5      2      7      7      8
Increase > $8.50     37     41     41     42     37     49     40     32     38
Oppose increase      20     17     13     19     20     14     20     19     21
DK/NA                 6      3      3      2      5      2      4      3      6
 
TREND: (COMBINED Q21 & Q22)Would you support or oppose raising the minimum wage in New York State, which is now $7.25 an hour? IF SUPPORT: Do you think that the minimum wage should be $8.50 an hour, should be less than $8.50 an hour, or should be more than $8.50 an hour?
                     May 30  Apr 04
                     2012    2012
 
Increase to $8.50    32      29
Increase < $8.50      6       6
Increase > $8.50     40      41
Oppose increase      18      20
DK/NA                 4       5
 
 
23. Do you think small businesses will reduce the number of people they hire if the minimum wage is raised, or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Yes                  41%    56%    30%    42%    40%    42%    42%    33%    42%
No                   51     36     59     53     55     47     50     59     49
DK/NA                 8      7     10      5      4     11      8      7      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-34  35-54  55+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  38%    43%    46%    38%    41%    42%    48%    37%    38%
No                   55     48     49     57     48     49     43     57     58
DK/NA                 7      9      5      5     11      9      9      6      4
 
TREND: Do you think small businesses will reduce the number of people they hire if the minimum wage is raised, or don't you think so?
                     May 30  Apr 04
                     2012    2012
 
Yes                  41      41
No                   51      51
DK/NA                 8       8
 
 
28. Do you support or oppose the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Support              56%    64%    52%    55%    62%    50%    55%    68%    58%
Oppose               33     30     34     35     32     34     35     22     32
DK/NA                11      6     14     10      6     15     10     10     10
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              55%    55%    58%
Oppose               35     32     32
DK/NA                10     13     10
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas?
                     May 30  Feb 15  Dec 21  Sep 21
                     2012    2012    2011    2011
 
Support              56      54      64      56
Oppose               33      38      31      37
DK/NA                11       8       5       7
 
 
29. There is a proposal to change the state constitution to allow for the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Good idea            49%    51%    49%    48%    57%    42%    49%    51%    56%
Bad idea             42     40     42     43     38     45     43     39     32
DK/NA                 9      8      9      8      5     12      9     10     12
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Good idea            49%    49%    50%
Bad idea             43     41     41
DK/NA                 7     11      9
 
TREND: There is a proposal to change the state constitution to allow for the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     May 30  Feb 15
                     2012    2012
 
Good idea            49      50
Bad idea             42      42
DK/NA                 9       8
 
 
30. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling education?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              47%    41%    54%    45%    51%    43%    46%    54%    43%
Disapprove           31     37     25     33     29     32     30     32     36
DK/NA                22     22     22     21     20     25     24     14     21
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Approve              44%    47%    51%    47%    47%    45%
Disapprove           35     29     27     36     37     41
DK/NA                21     24     22     17     16     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling education?
                     May 30  Feb 16
                     2012    2012
 
Approve              47      45
Disapprove           31      42
DK/NA                22      13
 
 
31. 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    His
 
Good idea            64%    60%    70%    61%    64%    65%    61%    67%    84%
Bad idea             31     34     25     36     31     30     33     31     16
DK/NA                 5      6      5      3      5      5      6      2      -
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Good idea            59%    72%    62%    56%    66%    65%
Bad idea             35     23     35     41     29     29
DK/NA                 6      5      3      4      5      6
 
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?
                     May 30  Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Good idea            64      64      68      67      64
Bad idea             31      31      28      30      33
DK/NA                 5       5       4       3       3
 
 
32. 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    His
 
Good idea            62%    76%    53%    66%    66%    59%    68%    38%    53%
Bad idea             29     19     38     25     27     32     24     56     42
DK/NA                 8      5      8      9      7      9      8      6      6
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Good idea            61%    59%    70%    60%    65%    62%
Bad idea             30     31     25     32     29     32
DK/NA                 8     10      5      8      6      5
 
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?
                     May 30  Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Good idea            62      67      63      64      62
Bad idea             29      26      31      31      33
DK/NA                 8       7       6       5       5
 
 
33. 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    His
 
Seniority            11%     8%    11%    12%    11%    11%    11%    10%    13%
Performance          83     88     82     84     84     83     84     85     81
DK/NA                 6      4      7      4      5      6      5      5      6
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Seniority            13%     9%    10%    20%    12%    13%
Performance          82     84     85     72     85     85
DK/NA                 5      7      4      8      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?
                     May 30  Feb 16  Jun 02  Apr 14  Feb 24
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Seniority            11       9      13      14      12
Performance          83      87      82      82      85
DK/NA                 6       4       5       4       4
 
 
34. Do you approve or disapprove of releasing to the public the results of evaluations of public school teachers?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Approve              56%    65%    52%    55%    59%    54%    54%    64%    54%
Disapprove           40     31     43     42     38     41     42     34     42
DK/NA                 4      4      5      3      3      5      4      2      4
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Approve              56%    56%    58%    49%    59%    62%
Disapprove           40     40     40     48     36     33
DK/NA                 5      4      3      2      4      5
 
 
35. Do you trust the results of the recently released teacher evaluations or do you think the teacher evaluations were flawed?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Trust results        18%    21%    19%    16%    20%    16%    15%    25%    27%
Results flawed       45     41     43     48     45     44     43     48     48
DK/NA                37     38     37     35     35     40     42     28     25
 
                                          Union  HAVE KIDS...
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld  <18   PubSch
 
Trust results        17%    17%    22%    15%    22%    23%
Results flawed       41     51     41     52     48     47
DK/NA                42     33     37     33     30     30
 
 
42. Do you support or oppose creation of a new state agency to monitor treatment of disabled people and to investigate claims that workers abused the disabled?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Support              73%    63%    83%    67%    67%    78%    69%    85%    79%
Oppose               21     29     10     28     27     16     24      9     14
DK/NA                 6      8      7      5      6      7      7      6      7
 
 
43. Which comes closer to your point of view? Treatment of the disabled is an important issue requiring creation of a new state agency OR The creation of this new state agency is concentrating too much power in the Governor's office.
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Important issue      54%    36%    67%    50%    48%    59%    50%    66%    65%
Too much power       31     48     18     36     38     24     34     24     19
DK/NA                15     16     15     14     14     17     16     10     17
 
 

Demographic Summary