September 12, 2012 - New York Voters Want Cuomo To Clean Up Corruption, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Upstate Voters Tip State In Favor Of Drilling

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo, not legislative leaders, should take the lead in cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, voters say 54 - 32 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Corruption is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious problem, 79 percent of voters say.

Gov. Cuomo is doing an excellent or good job cleaning up legislative corruption, 56 percent of voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll. A total of 29 percent of voters rate Cuomo's clean-up efforts as "not so good" or "poor."

Clean-up efforts by legislative leaders are "not so good" or "poor," 63 percent of voters say, while 24 percent say "excellent" or "good."

New York State voters oppose 76 - 17 percent a pay raise for legislators, with overwhelming opposition among every group. Higher pay will not attract better candidates, voters say 81 - 14 percent. Voters also oppose 48 - 41 percent public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide office and the Legislature.

"Is legislative corruption a big deal? This poll echoes the headlines. New Yorkers don't like what they see," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"More New Yorkers say it's Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job to clean up the legislature's house, and they give him pretty good marks for doing it. Thumbs down for legislative leaders.

"Perhaps prompted by the persistent stories of Albany misbehavior, New Yorkers overwhelmingly reject a legislative pay raise. If their pay was raised, would that produce a higher caliber of lawmaker? Thunderously, voters say 'no.'"

New York State voters approve 70 - 16 percent of the job Cuomo is doing as governor, with Republican approval at 66 - 21 percent, Democratic approval at 73 - 12 percent and approval from independent voters at 71 - 15 percent. Approval is 68 - 19 percent upstate, 70 - 13 percent in New York City and 73 - 13 percent in the suburbs.

Cuomo made the right decision to avoid a major role in last week's Democratic National Convention, voters say 51 - 20 percent, including 65 - 7 percent among Republicans, 39 - 30 percent among Democrats and 57 - 16 percent among independent voters.

"A comparison of two Cuomos was prompted by the Democratic convention: Gov. Mario Cuomo lit up the house as the 1984 keynoter while Gov. Andrew Cuomo kept his candle under a bushel. New Yorkers think the current governor was right to take a 2012 back seat. There's always 2016," Carroll said.

Hydro-Fracking

By a narrow 45 - 41 percent, New York State voters say the economic benefits of drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale outweigh the environmental concerns. Republicans support drilling 72 - 16 percent while Democrats are opposed 54 - 31 percent and independent voters are divided with 46 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed.

Upstate voters support drilling 48 - 40 percent, up from 43 - 44 percent in a July 26 Quinnipiac University poll and the strongest upstate support since a 51 - 39 percent result when the question first was asked August 11, 2011. New York City voters are split with 41 percent for drilling and 44 percent opposed. Suburban voters support drilling 49 - 39 percent.

Drilling will create jobs, voters say 81 - 12 percent, with no opposition from any group.

But hydro-fracking will damage the environment, voters say 48 - 14 percent, with 37 percent undecided.

"Upstate voters, who have the most to gain, and the most to lose, have tipped the statewide balance in favor of drilling for natural gas," Carroll said.

From September 4 - 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,589 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.

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              70%    66%    73%    71%    71%    69%    73%    68%    58%
Disapprove           16     21     12     15     17     14     14     15     21
DK/NA                14     12     15     14     12     17     12     16     21
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              68%    70%    73%
Disapprove           19     13     13
DK/NA                13     16     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Sep 12  Jul 25  May 30  Apr 04  Feb 15  Jul 25  Feb 23
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2011
 
Approve              70      73      71      68      69      73      56
Disapprove           16      16      16      19      19      16      15
DK/NA                14      12      13      13      12      12      29
 
 
8. 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    Hsp
 
Approve              62%    35%    77%    60%    60%    63%    61%    68%    69%
Disapprove           25     56      8     25     31     20     28     14     15
DK/NA                13      8     15     15     10     16     11     18     15
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              57%    70%    56%
Disapprove           31     17     30
DK/NA                12     14     15
 
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
                     Sep 12  Jul 25  May 30  Apr 05  Feb 15  Dec 08  Apr 15
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2012    2004*   1999
 
Approve              62      61      64      63      60      69      51
Disapprove           25      25      26      25      29      16      22
DK/NA                13      14      10      12      11      15      28
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              34%    22%    46%    29%    31%    37%    28%    60%    52%
Disapprove           50     66     36     58     56     45     55     35     32
DK/NA                15     12     18     13     12     18     16      5     16
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              28%    43%    31%
Disapprove           57     41     53
DK/NA                15     15     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? (*High also 34% Apr 2007)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 12  Sep 01
                     2012    2012    2012    2011    2011    2012*   2010
                                                                     
Approve              34      31      29      26      25      34      15
Disapprove           50      51      58      59      63      50      75
DK/NA                15      18      13      15      13      15       9
 
 
12. 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    Hsp
 
Very satisfied        5%     2%     9%     3%     7%     3%     4%    12%     8%
Smwht satisfied      47     28     61     42     43     51     45     55     50
Smwht dissatisfied   30     39     22     35     31     29     31     25     32
Very dissatisfied    17     31      7     20     18     15     18      9     11
DK/NA                 1      1      1      -      1      1      1      -      -
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very satisfied        4%     7%     5%
Smwht satisfied      40     54     49
Smwht dissatisfied   33     26     32
Very dissatisfied    23     12     14
DK/NA                 1      2      -
 
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
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  May 31  Feb 15  Dec 20  Feb 25  Jun 23
                     2012    2012    2012    2012    2011    1998    2010
 
Very satisfied        5       4       6       3       3      13       1
Smwht satisfied      47      42      46      39      39      60      18
Smwht dissatisfied   30      33      28      33      35      20      33
Very dissatisfied    17      21      18      25      23       7      47
DK/NA                 1       1       1       -       1       1       1
 
 
13. Currently, Democrats control the New York State Assembly and Republicans control the New York State Senate. After the election in November, would you prefer that the Democrats control both houses of the legislature, the Republicans control both houses of the legislature, or would you prefer that control is split as it is today?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Democrats            38%     3%    64%    29%    36%    40%    33%    59%    48%
Republicans          21     63      1     19     25     17     26      4     13
Split                36     31     32     43     34     37     35     34     37
DK/NA                 5      3      3      9      5      6      6      3      3
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Democrats            32%    49%    31%
Republicans          24     15     26
Split                38     31     39
DK/NA                 6      5      5
 
TREND: Currently, Democrats control the New York State Assembly and Republicans control the New York State Senate. After the election in November, would you prefer that the Democrats control both houses of the legislature, the Republicans control both houses of the legislature, or would you prefer that control is split as it is today?
                     Sep 12  May 31  Feb 15
                     2012    2012    2012
 
Democrats            38      38      31
Republicans          21      20      21
Split                36      37      41
DK/NA                 5       5       6
 
 
44. As you may know, former New York Governor Mario Cuomo was the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention in 1984, while his son Andrew Cuomo chose to play no major role in this year's Democratic National Convention. Do you think Andrew Cuomo made the right decision or is doing the wrong thing?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Right decision       51%    65%    39%    57%    53%    48%    55%    40%    44%
Wrong thing          20      7     30     16     22     19     16     33     34
DK/NA                29     27     30     27     25     33     30     28     22
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Right decision       51%    47%    56%
Wrong thing          17     24     20
DK/NA                32     29     25
 
 
45. Would you support or oppose a pay raise for members of the state legislature, who currently earn a base salary of $79,500 a year?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              17%    15%    20%    16%    20%    14%    16%    19%    23%
Oppose               76     80     71     79     75     77     79     71     70
DK/NA                 7      5      9      5      4      9      6     10      7
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              10%    24%    20%
Oppose               85     67     75
DK/NA                 5      9      6
 
TREND: Would you support or oppose a pay raise for members of the state legislature, who currently earn a base salary of $79,500 a year?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26
                     2012    2012
 
Support              17      16
Oppose               76      80
DK/NA                 7       4
 
 
46. Do you think that by raising legislators' pay, they'll be able to attract better candidates or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  14%    10%    17%    14%    17%    11%     9%    22%    29%
No                   81     86     76     84     80     82     88     68     59
DK/NA                 5      4      7      2      3      7      3     10     12
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                   8%    21%    14%
No                   89     72     83
DK/NA                 4      7      3
 
TREND: Do you think that by raising legislators' pay, they'll be able to attract better candidates or don't you think so?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26
                     2012    2012
 
Yes                  14      15
No                   81      80
DK/NA                 5       5
 
 
47. Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economic benefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the environmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Drilling             45%    72%    31%    46%    53%    38%    49%    36%    36%
No drilling          41     16     54     43     36     46     40     45     50
DK/NA                13     12     16     11     11     16     11     19     13
 
                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q50
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No
 
Drilling             48%    41%    49%    41%    52%
No drilling          40     44     39     47     31
DK/NA                12     16     12     11     17
 
TREND: Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economic benefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the environmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Drilling             45      43      44      44      45      47
No drilling          41      44      45      43      41      42
DK/NA                13      13      11      12      13      12
 
 
48. Do you support or oppose a new tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              51%    34%    60%    54%    53%    49%    52%    50%    47%
Oppose               34     51     25     33     38     31     34     34     38
DK/NA                15     14     15     13     10     20     15     16     15
 
                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q50
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No
 
Support              50%    53%    49%    56%    42%
Oppose               35     32     35     31     40
DK/NA                14     15     15     12     19
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose a new tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Support              51      47      57      55      51      59
Oppose               34      39      31      32      36      29
DK/NA                15      14      12      13      12      12
 
 
49. Do you think that drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale will create jobs or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  81%    87%    78%    80%    85%    76%    82%    79%    75%
No                   12      7     12     14     10     14     12     12     15
DK/NA                 7      5     10      6      4     10      6      9     10
 
                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q50
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No
 
Yes                  79%    80%    84%    80%    83%
No                   14     10     11     14      8
DK/NA                 6     10      5      6      9
 
TREND: Do you think that drilling for natural gas in the state's Marcellus Shale will create jobs or not?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes                  81      75      75      73      74      75
No                   12      17      18      19      19      17
DK/NA                 7       8       7       9       7       8
 
 
50. Have you heard or read anything about hydro-fracking?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  65%    70%    58%    70%    72%    58%    75%    32%    29%
No                   34     29     40     30     27     41     24     66     69
DK/NA                 1      1      2      -      1      2      1      2      2
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  79%    49%    66%
No                   20     49     34
DK/NA                 1      2      -
 
TREND: Have you heard or read anything about hydro-fracking?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes                  65      62      59      54      53      57
No                   34      37      39      44      46      42
DK/NA                 1       1       1       2       1       1
 
 
51. Natural gas drilling companies want to practice hydro-fracking in New York State. Hydro-fracking is the process of pumping water and chemicals into the ground under high pressure to fracture rocks. This releases natural gas trapped in the rocks which is then collected. Do you think hydro-fracking will cause environmental damage or not, or don't you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Will damage      48%    24%    60%    51%    47%    49%    47%    43%    57%
No/Won't Damage      14     31      5     13     19      9     18      3      4
Don't Know           37     43     35     34     33     41     35     53     38
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q50
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No
 
Yes/Will damage      47%    50%    47%    56%    34%
No/Won't Damage      16     10     16     19      5
Don't Know           36     40     35     25     60
REFUSED               -      -      2      1      1
 
TREND: Natural gas drilling companies want to practice hydro-fracking in New York State. Hydro-fracking is the process of pumping water and chemicals into the ground under high pressure to fracture rocks. This releases natural gas trapped in the rocks which is then collected. Do you think hydro-fracking will cause environmental damage or not, or don't you know?
                     Sep 12  Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2012    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Will damage      48      53      55      50      51      52
No/Won't damage      14      12      13      14      13      15
Don't Know           37      34      31      35      35      33
REFUSED               1       1       1       1       -       -
 
 
52. Do you think the laws covering the sale of guns in New York State should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More strict          61%    40%    79%    55%    50%    72%    56%    83%    78%
Less strict           8     14      4     11     14      3     10      4      8
Kept the same        28     44     16     31     34     22     32     13     13
DK/NA                 3      2      2      3      2      3      3      1      2
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More strict          49%    74%    62%
Less strict          12      5      7
Kept the same        35     19     29
DK/NA                 4      2      1
 
 
53. Do you support or oppose limiting the number of handguns an individual can purchase in New York State to one handgun per month?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              68%    56%    74%    72%    67%    69%    68%    69%    71%
Oppose               26     37     20     23     28     24     26     27     23
DK/NA                 6      7      6      5      6      6      6      5      6
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              61%    72%    74%
Oppose               33     21     20
DK/NA                 5      7      6
 
 
54. Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              41%    28%    48%    43%    46%    36%    39%    49%    41%
Oppose               48     60     41     49     46     50     51     40     43
DK/NA                11     11     11      8      8     14     10     11     16
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              34%    48%    40%
Oppose               52     43     50
DK/NA                13      9     10
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature?
                     Sep 12  Jun 02  Apr 14  Jan 27
                     2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Support              41      45      41      40
Oppose               48      49      52      51
DK/NA                11       5       7       9
 
 
 
55. How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in New York State today? Is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Very serious         36%    42%    31%    37%    39%    34%    33%    48%    43%
Smwht serious        43     40     45     44     41     45     46     35     40
Not too serious      14     10     15     15     15     12     15      8      8
Not a problem at all  2      2      2      -      2      1      1      6      2
DK/NA                 5      5      7      3      3      8      5      2      7
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very serious         36%    38%    33%
Smwht serious        44     42     44
Not too serious      13     13     16
Not a problem at all  1      3      2
DK/NA                 6      5      5
 
TREND: How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in New York State today? Is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                     Sep 12  Oct 2   Nov 6
                     2012    2007    2003
 
Very serious         36      30      28
Smwht serious        43      47      44
Not too serious      14      16      19
Not a problem at all  2       2       3
DK/NA                 5       5       5
 
 
56. Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, the governor or legislative leaders?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
The governor         54%    52%    55%    53%    55%    53%    53%    63%    55%
Legislative leaders  32     34     31     33     32     32     31     26     33
DK/NA                14     14     14     14     13     15     15     11     13
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
The governor         49%    58%    56%
Legislative leaders  35     29     32
DK/NA                16     13     13
 
 
57. How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             6%     3%     9%     5%     6%     6%     5%    12%     6%
Good                 50     51     49     51     49     50     52     47     42
Not so good          22     26     20     24     25     19     21     23     27
Poor                  7      7      6      7      8      6      6      8      8
DK/NA                15     14     16     13     11     18     15     10     16
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Excellent             4%     8%     5%
Good                 50     46     56
Not so good          21     25     18
Poor                  9      6      6
DK/NA                15     15     15
 
 
58. How would you rate the job legislative leaders are doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Excellent             2%     1%     2%     1%     2%     2%     1%     5%     4%
Good                 22     21     25     20     20     23     21     32     22
Not so good          42     42     42     43     42     41     42     38     48
Poor                 21     22     17     24     28     14     22     16     11
DK/NA                14     14     15     12      8     19     15      9     14
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Excellent             2%     2%     2%
Good                 20     24     22
Not so good          42     43     40
Poor                 21     19     23
DK/NA                15     13     13
 
 
Q59a. (Summary table for ques 59-66/More likely) If a candidate for public office is a/an -attribute- would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote? (This table reports only those saying an attribute makes them more likely to vote for the candidate.)
                     MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATE..........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
(Attribute)
  Woman              11      4     16      9      5     16      8     18     20
  Born-again Christn  7     11      7      3      7      7      5     16     11
  Atheist             4      2      4      4      6      3      5      2      6
  African American    3      1      4      2      5      2      1      6     13
  Gay/Lesbian         3      1      5      1      2      3      2      3      7
  Muslim              2      1      2      1      2      1      1      2      6
  Overweight/Obese    1      1      2      1      1      1      1      4      3
  Mormon              1      2      1      -      -      1      -      2      1
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
(Attribute)
  Woman              11     12      8
  Born-again Christn 10      6      2
  Atheist             5      4      4
  African American    1      6      1
  Gay/Lesbian         2      4      2
  Muslim              1      3      1
  Overweight/Obese    1      2      2
  Mormon              -      -      2
 
 
Q59b. (Summary table for ques 59-66/Less likely) If a candidate for public office is a/an -attribute- would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote? (This table reports only those saying an attribute makes them less likely to vote for the candidate.)
                     LESS LIKELY TO VOTE FOR CANDIDATE..........................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
(Attribute)
  Atheist            28     48     23     21     25     31     27     30     35
  Muslim             23     46     12     20     24     22     27     11     20
  Born-again Christn 17      6     20     20     16     17     20      4     14
  Mormon             13      6     17     13     12     14     11     22     21
  Gay/Lesbian        10     21      6      8     12      8     12      7      8
  Overweight/Obese   10      7     11     10     10     10     10      7      8
  Woman               2      2      2      1      2      2      2      2      3
  African American    2      2      1      2      2      2      1      1      6
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
(Attribute)
  Atheist            33     24     27
  Muslim             28     16     26
  Born-again Christn 15     15     21
  Mormon             12     16     12
  Gay/Lesbian        14      9      7
  Overweight/Obese    9     11     10
  Woman               1      3      1
  African American    1      3      1
 
 
59. If a candidate for public office is - a Mormon would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           1%     2%     1%     -      -      1%     -      2%     1%
Less likely          13      6     17     13     12     14     11     22     21
Wouldn't matter      84     91     79     86     86     82     87     74     71
DK/NA                 2      1      3      2      1      3      1      3      7
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely           -      -      2%
Less likely          12     16     12
Wouldn't matter      86     81     86
DK/NA                 2      3      -
 
 
60. If a candidate for public office is - a woman would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely          11%     4%    16%     9%     5%    16%     8%    18%    20%
Less likely           2      2      2      1      2      2      2      2      3
Wouldn't matter      87     94     82     90     92     82     90     79     77
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1      -
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely          11%    12%     8%
Less likely           1      3      1
Wouldn't matter      87     85     90
DK/NA                 -      -      -
 
 
61. If a candidate for public office is - an atheist would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           4%     2%     4%     4%     6%     3%     5%     2%     6%
Less likely          28     48     23     21     25     31     27     30     35
Wouldn't matter      66     47     72     73     68     64     66     68     58
DK/NA                 1      3      1      1      1      2      2      1      1
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely           5%     4%     4%
Less likely          33     24     27
Wouldn't matter      60     71     69
DK/NA                 2      1      1
 
 
62. If a candidate for public office is - a born-again Christian would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           7%    11%     7%     3%     7%     7%     5%    16%    11%
Less likely          17      6     20     20     16     17     20      4     14
Wouldn't matter      75     82     71     76     76     74     74     79     73
DK/NA                 1      2      1      -      1      2      1      1      3
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely          10%     6%     2%
Less likely          15     15     21
Wouldn't matter      74     76     75
DK/NA                 1      2      1
 
 
63. If a candidate for public office is - gay or lesbian would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           3%     1%     5%     1%     2%     3%     2%     3%     7%
Less likely          10     21      6      8     12      8     12      7      8
Wouldn't matter      86     76     87     91     84     88     86     86     86
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      1      1      4      -
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely           2%     4%     2%
Less likely          14      9      7
Wouldn't matter      82     87     91
DK/NA                 2      -      -
 
 
64. If a candidate for public office is - a Muslim would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           2%     1%     2%     1%     2%     1%     1%     2%     6%
Less likely          23     46     12     20     24     22     27     11     20
Wouldn't matter      73     51     84     76     72     74     70     85     73
DK/NA                 2      3      2      3      2      3      2      2      1
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely           1%     3%     1%
Less likely          28     16     26
Wouldn't matter      68     79     72
DK/NA                 3      3      2
 
 
65. If a candidate for public office is - very overweight or obese would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           1%     1%     2%     1%     1%     1%     1%     4%     3%
Less likely          10      7     11     10     10     10     10      7      8
Wouldn't matter      88     92     86     89     89     88     89     89     87
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      -      1      1      -      1
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely           1%     2%     2%
Less likely           9     11     10
Wouldn't matter      90     87     88
DK/NA                 -      -      1
 
 
66. If a candidate for public office is - an African American would that make you more likely to vote for that candidate, or less likely to vote for that candidate, or wouldn't it matter to your vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More likely           3%     1%     4%     2%     5%     2%     1%     6%    13%
Less likely           2      2      1      2      2      2      1      1      6
Wouldn't matter      95     96     94     96     93     97     98     91     81
DK/NA                 -      -      1      -      1      -      -      2      -
 
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
More likely           1%     6%     1%
Less likely           1      3      1
Wouldn't matter      96     91     98
DK/NA                 1      -      -
 
 

Demographic Summary