April 17, 2013 - New York Republicans Shift Back To Cuomo, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Voters Give Gov Low Marks On Corruption

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Despite low marks for handling legislative corruption, New York State voters give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a 57 - 29 percent overall job approval rating, including 48 - 39 percent approval among Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

This compares to a 55 - 27 percent overall approval, with a negative 38 - 49 percent approval among Republicans, in the March 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pe-ack) University. Today, approval is 71 - 16 percent among Democrats and 48 - 37 percent among independent voters.

In a regional split that opened after Cuomo signed tough new gun-control legislation in January, upstate voters approve 46 - 39 percent while New York City voters approve 67 - 18 percent and suburban voters approve 58 - 27 percent.

There is also a large gender gap as men approve 49 - 39 percent, while women approve 63 - 20 percent.

With large partisan and regional divisions, New York State voters support the state's new gun-control legislation 63 - 33 percent and approve 52 - 38 percent of Cuomo's handling of gun policy. Democrats approve of Cuomo on guns 69 - 21 percent; Republicans disapprove 60 - 33 percent. Independent voters split 44 - 44 percent. Upstate voters disapprove 54 - 37 percent, while approval is 66 - 24 percent in New York City and 54 - 35 percent among suburban voters.

"That first-in-the-nation gun-control package continues to hurt New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo politically, although, by margins of 2-1, New Yorkers overall like the tougher law. The city-upstate split on the bill and the governor is huge," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Overall, the Gov's job approval numbers stay positive, with the very blue New York City very much on his side."

New York State voters disapprove 57 - 30 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing and disapprove 44 - 23 percent of the job Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is doing, his lowest grade ever. Voters disapprove 28 - 22 percent of the job State Senate Co-leader Dean Skelos is doing, with 50 percent undecided. State Senate Co-leader Jeff Klein gets a split verdict, with 19 percent approving, 22 percent disapproving and 58 percent undecided.

Joint leadership of the State Senate is a "power grab," rather than "effective government," voters say 50 - 35 percent.

Government corruption in New York State is a "very serious" problem, 48 percent of voters say, the highest number since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2003. Another 39 percent say corruption is a "somewhat serious" problem.

The governor, not legislative leaders, should have primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption, voters say 47 - 34 percent, but only 37 percent say Cuomo's clean-up efforts are "excellent" or "good," while 52 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

Legislative leaders get no votes for excellence in cleaning corruption, with 16 percent "good" and 75 percent for "not so good" or "poor."

Officials convicted of a felony should lose their government pensions, voters say 84 - 11 percent, with support of 71 percent or higher among all groups.

New York State voters oppose 53 - 37 percent campaign financing for candidates to statewide office and the State Legislature, with no group in support. Public financing of campaigns would not help reduce corruption, voters say 55 - 35 percent.

"The State Legislature and its leaders are, as usual, unpopular, and more voters think that shared Senate leadership is a power grab rather than an effective way to get business done," Carroll said. "They think it's the governor's obligation, more than the Legislature's, to drain the cesspool and they're not convinced he's doing a good job.

"Would public financing of campaigns help clean up the mess? Voters don't think so. They would like to see officials convicted of corruption lose their pensions."

From April 9 - 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,404 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 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 information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. 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              57%    48%    71%    48%    49%    63%    55%    68%    63%
Disapprove           29     39     16     37     39     20     33     12     17
DK/NA                15     14     13     16     12     17     13     20     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              58%    56%    55%    56%    60%    43%    56%    62%
Disapprove           31     27     23     33     29     31     30     27
DK/NA                11     17     22     10     10     26     14     11
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              46%    67%    58%    35%    65%    36%
Disapprove           39     18     27     54     21     44
DK/NA                16     14     15     11     14     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Sep 12  Dec 12  Mar 19
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2013
 
Approve              57      55      59      74      70      74      55
Disapprove           29      27      28      13      16      13      27
DK/NA                15      18      13      13      14      13      18
 
 
2. 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              64%    48%    83%    55%    58%    69%    61%    78%    70%
Disapprove           26     45      9     35     34     20     29     14     20
DK/NA                10      7      9     10      7     11     10      8     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              66%    63%    65%    65%    63%    64%    62%    66%
Disapprove           25     27     20     28     32     25     26     27
DK/NA                 9     10     15      7      5     11     12      7
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              55%    75%    62%    39%    81%    47%
Disapprove           31     18     31     48      8     39
DK/NA                13      7      7     13     12     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
                     Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Sep 12  Dec 08  Apr 15
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2004*   1999
 
Approve              64      61      60      63      62      69      51
Disapprove           26      27      30      23      25      16      22
DK/NA                10      13      10      15      13      15      28
 
 
3. 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    Hsp
 
Approve              57%    39%    70%    57%    54%    60%    58%    63%    50%
Disapprove           21     37      9     24     30     14     24     12     12
DK/NA                21     24     21     19     16     26     19     25     38
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              63%    54%    59%    57%    62%    56%    56%    60%
Disapprove           21     21     17     24     22     25     20     21
DK/NA                16     25     24     18     16     20     24     20
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              53%    62%    57%    36%    70%    51%
Disapprove           27     14     24     41      9     29
DK/NA                21     24     19     23     21     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Jul 25  Dec 12  Feb 17
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2009
 
Approve              57      57      57      61      54      61      28
Disapprove           21      21      21      18      20      18      10
DK/NA                21      22      22      21      26      21      62
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              55%    20%    88%    41%    47%    62%    46%    82%    74%
Disapprove           41     79     10     53     49     34     52     11     22
DK/NA                 4      1      2      7      3      4      3      8      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              60%    53%    59%    56%    52%    55%    57%    54%
Disapprove           39     42     36     42     45     42     39     43
DK/NA                 1      5      5      2      3      4      4      3
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              46%    69%    49%    19%    81%    36%
Disapprove           51     26     48     81     16     59
DK/NA                 3      5      3      -      3      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Jul 25  Feb 19  Aug 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              55      57      57      62      57      72      45
Disapprove           41      39      39      35      38      17      49
DK/NA                 4       4       4       3       5      10       6
 
 
5. 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              30%    32%    36%    25%    29%    32%    29%    43%    33%
Disapprove           57     56     51     64     63     53     59     49     50
DK/NA                12     12     13     11      9     15     12      8     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              28%    32%    34%    35%    26%    34%    29%    29%
Disapprove           60     56     51     56     67     59     58     57
DK/NA                12     13     15      9      8      7     13     15
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              27%    34%    31%    24%    38%    21%
Disapprove           61     53     57     63     48     69
DK/NA                12     13     12     14     15      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Sep 12  Dec 12  Sep 01
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2012    2010
 
Approve              30      30      32      35      34      35      15
Disapprove           57      55      50      46      50      46      75
DK/NA                12      15      18      18      15      18       9
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              23%    20%    30%    17%    22%    24%    18%    43%    32%
Disapprove           44     48     36     51     55     34     47     27     37
DK/NA                33     32     34     32     23     42     35     30     31
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              18%    26%    28%    21%    19%    28%    21%    21%
Disapprove           51     39     32     53     55     32     45     49
DK/NA                31     35     40     26     26     39     34     30
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              17%    30%    22%    18%    27%     9%
Disapprove           48     39     43     56     33     58
DK/NA                34     31     36     26     40     33
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Apr 17  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Dec 24  Apr 17
                     2013    2012    2011    2011    2011    2008    2013
 
Approve              23      29      25      27      30      38      23
Disapprove           44      45      44      45      45      34      44
DK/NA                33      26      31      28      25      38      33
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              22%    32%    23%    16%    23%    21%    19%    33%    31%
Disapprove           28     22     25     34     36     21     28     24     21
DK/NA                50     46     51     50     41     58     52     43     48
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              19%    24%    26%    19%    23%    29%    22%    19%
Disapprove           32     25     22     33     32     20     31     28
DK/NA                49     51     52     48     46     51     46     53
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              15%    26%    29%    22%    18%     8%
Disapprove           32     25     25     27     27     40
DK/NA                53     50     46     51     55     52
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     TREND AS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER...............
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
 
Approve              26      24      21      23      23      25
Disapprove           34      34      36      36      40      35
DK/NA                41      42      42      41      37      40
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeff Klein is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              19%    24%    22%    18%    19%    20%    16%    37%    28%
Disapprove           22     19     22     24     28     18     20     27     26
DK/NA                58     57     56     59     53     63     64     36     46
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              15%    22%    24%    18%    16%    34%    19%    13%
Disapprove           26     20     19     25     25     14     27     22
DK/NA                59     58     56     57     59     52     54     64
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              14%    25%    21%    18%    19%     9%
Disapprove           23     23     20     22     20     25
DK/NA                63     53     59     60     61     66
 
 
9. 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%     4%     6%     5%     6%     4%     4%     2%     8%
Smwht satisfied      40     37     50     30     37     42     38     49     40
Smwht dissatisfied   28     27     32     26     24     32     28     28     36
Very dissatisfied    26     32     11     37     33     20     29     18     16
DK/NA                 1      1      1      2      1      2      1      3      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        5%     5%     5%     6%     4%     7%     2%     6%
Smwht satisfied      46     36     36     41     42     41     38     40
Smwht dissatisfied   27     29     31     27     27     22     31     28
Very dissatisfied    22     29     26     26     26     28     27     25
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Very satisfied        4%     7%     4%     3%     4%     5%
Smwht satisfied      32     49     38     24     49     25
Smwht dissatisfied   27     27     30     30     30     24
Very dissatisfied    37     15     25     43     18     46
DK/NA                 -      2      3      -      -      -
 
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
                     Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 31  Dec 12  Sep 12  Feb 25  Jun 23
                     2013    2013    2013    2102    2012    1998    2010
 
Very satisfied        5       4       7       5       5      13       1
Smwht satisfied      40      42      43      50      47      60      18
Smwht dissatisfied   28      29      24      29      30      20      33
Very dissatisfied    26      23      25      15      17       7      47
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
10. As you may be aware, state senate Republicans and five state senate Democrats have announced a coalition where they will share control of the New York State Senate, deciding which bills come up for a vote. Do you think this coalition leadership of the New York State Senate is a good way to create effective government or a power grab by a handful of elected officials?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Effective gov't      35%    45%    35%    30%    32%    37%    35%    35%    32%
Power grab           50     44     50     53     53     47     49     46     53
DK/NA                15     11     15     17     15     16     16     18     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Effective gov't      35%    34%    37%    36%    35%    50%    31%    31%
Power grab           51     50     44     57     53     41     56     51
DK/NA                14     16     19      8     13      9     13     19
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Effective gov't      31%    35%    40%    35%    33%    29%
Power grab           53     47     49     48     57     54
DK/NA                16     17     11     17     10     18
 
TREND: As you may be aware, state senate Republicans and five state senate Democrats have announced a coalition where they will share control of the New York State Senate, deciding which bills come up for a vote. Do you think this coalition leadership of the New York State Senate is a good way to create effective government or a power grab by a handful of elected officials?
                     Apr 17  Dec 12
                     2013    2012
 
Effective gov't      35      53
Power grab           50      30
DK/NA                15      17
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of Andrew Cuomo's handling of gun policy?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              52%    33%    69%    44%    48%    55%    49%    65%    58%
Disapprove           38     60     21     44     47     31     42     26     28
DK/NA                10      7     10     11      5     14      9      9     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              58%    47%    50%    52%    56%    46%    50%    55%
Disapprove           34     41     37     41     38     40     39     37
DK/NA                 8     12     13      7      6     14     11      8
 
                     AREA.............    DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Approve              37%    66%    54%    62%    49%    34%    24%    61%
Disapprove           54     24     35     28     41     56     65     29
DK/NA                 9     11     11     11     10     10     11     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of Andrew Cuomo's handling of gun policy?
                     Apr 17  Mar 19
                     2013    2013
 
Approve              52      49
Disapprove           38      38
DK/NA                10      13
 
 
12. Do you support or oppose the stricter new gun control laws in New York State?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Support              63%    43%    83%    54%    54%    71%    60%    74%    74%
Oppose               33     55     14     41     43     25     37     19     25
DK/NA                 4      2      3      5      3      4      4      7      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              71%    59%    63%    62%    66%    56%    64%    66%
Oppose               27     37     33     36     31     43     33     29
DK/NA                 3      4      5      3      2      1      3      5
 
                     AREA.............    DENSITY............  GUN HSHOLD
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Urban  Suburb Rural  Yes    No
 
Support              48%    79%    66%    73%    63%    44%    34%    74%
Oppose               50     18     29     23     34     53     63     22
DK/NA                 3      4      5      4      3      3      3      4
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose the stricter new gun control laws in New York State?
                     Apr 17  Mar 19
                     2013    2013
 
Support              63      64
Oppose               33      31
DK/NA                 4       4
 
 
19. 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              37%    26%    43%    37%    41%    33%    35%    43%    38%
Oppose               53     64     49     51     51     55     55     45     57
DK/NA                10     10      8     12      8     12     10     12      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              45%    32%    36%    38%    44%    45%    37%    34%
Oppose               49     55     50     56     51     47     54     55
DK/NA                 6     13     14      6      4      9      8     11
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Support              31%    44%    35%    24%    39%    32%
Oppose               58     45     58     65     52     56
DK/NA                11     11      7     11     10     12
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature?
                     Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12  Jun 02  Apr 14  Jan 27
                     2013    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Support              37      39      41      45      41      40
Oppose               53      51      48      49      52      51
DK/NA                10       9      11       5       7       9
 
 
20. 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         48%    46%    41%    55%    54%    43%    45%    56%    59%
Smwht serious        39     40     45     34     33     45     41     33     37
Not too serious       8     11      8      5      8      7      9      4      1
Not a problem at all  2      1      2      2      2      2      1      5      -
DK/NA                 3      2      4      3      3      3      4      2      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very serious         45%    50%    47%    49%    45%    38%    50%    50%
Smwht serious        43     37     41     41     42     48     39     37
Not too serious       8      7      6      8     10      7      8      7
Not a problem at all  1      2      2      2      1      4      1      1
DK/NA                 3      4      4      1      2      3      2      4
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Very serious         47%    54%    42%    50%    31%    55%
Smwht serious        41     33     47     36     54     34
Not too serious       7      8      8     11      8      4
Not a problem at all  2      3      -      1      1      1
DK/NA                 4      3      3      2      5      4
 
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?
                     Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12  Oct 2   Nov 6
                     2013    2012    2012    2007    2003
 
Very serious         48      31      36      30      28
Smwht serious        39      42      43      47      44
Not too serious       8      18      14      16      19
Not a problem at all  2       2       2       2       3
DK/NA                 3       6       5       5       5
 
 
21. Compared to other states, do you think there is more government corruption than in other states, less government corruption or about as much government corruption?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
More                 24%    23%    18%    29%    30%    18%    25%    21%    18%
Less                 10      9     14      8     10     11      8      7     19
About as much        58     61     61     55     54     61     60     63     55
DK/NA                 8      7      7      9      6     10      8      9      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More                 24%    23%    19%    25%    26%    25%    26%    21%
Less                  9     11     13     11      6     16      8      9
About as much        59     57     58     60     62     53     61     58
DK/NA                 8      9      9      4      5      6      5     11
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
More                 27%    23%    20%    28%    18%    33%
Less                  8     13     10      4     11      8
About as much        57     55     63     62     61     52
DK/NA                 8      9      8      6     11      7
 
TREND: Compared to other states, do you think there is more government corruption than in other states, less government corruption or about as much government corruption?
                     Apr 17  Oct 02
                     2013    2007
 
More                 24      17
Less                 10      13
About as much        58      60
DK/NA                 8       9
 
 
22. 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         47%    42%    55%    42%    46%    48%    45%    49%    58%
Legislative leaders  34     43     31     32     32     36     36     30     30
DK/NA                19     16     14     26     22     16     19     21     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
The governor         46%    47%    44%    49%    52%    46%    47%    49%
Legislative leaders  36     33     34     35     35     32     40     30
DK/NA                18     20     22     17     13     22     13     21
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
The governor         37%    54%    54%    30%    44%    35%
Legislative leaders  41     30     29     52     36     37
DK/NA                23     16     18     19     20     28
 
TREND: Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, the governor or legislative leaders?
                     Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2012    2012
 
The governor         47      48      54
Legislative leaders  34      36      32
DK/NA                19      16      14
 
 
23. 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             3%     3%     4%     3%     3%     3%     2%     9%     4%
Good                 34     33     39     29     31     36     35     35     37
Not so good          35     34     35     37     36     34     35     35     38
Poor                 17     21     10     21     21     13     17     15      9
DK/NA                11     10     13     10      8     14     11      6     12
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             2%     4%     4%     4%     1%     -      3%     5%
Good                 32     35     38     34     34     33     30     37
Not so good          35     35     31     36     41     38     39     30
Poor                 18     16     16     16     16     18     17     16
DK/NA                13     10     12     10      8     11     10     12
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Excellent             1%     6%     2%     1%     1%     2%
Good                 31     36     36     27     41     24
Not so good          37     33     35     34     35     42
Poor                 21     13     15     30      9     23
DK/NA                10     12     12      8     13      9
 
TREND: How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Excellent             3       4       6
Good                 34      44      50
Not so good          35      26      22
Poor                 17       7       7
DK/NA                11      19      15
 
 
24. 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             -      -      -      1%     1%     -      -      -      -
Good                 16     19     15     12     14     17     14     20     23
Not so good          45     45     48     45     41     48     46     47     49
Poor                 30     24     27     35     36     25     30     30     23
DK/NA                 9     12      9      6      8     10     10      3      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             -      1%     1%     1%     -      -      -      1%
Good                 10     19     22     13     10     18     15     15
Not so good          42     48     43     53     44     46     49     43
Poor                 36     26     26     27     37     24     29     32
DK/NA                12      7      9      6      9     11      8      9
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Excellent             -      1%     -      -      1%     1%
Good                 13     20     13     14     14      9
Not so good          46     43     47     42     52     47
Poor                 34     28     27     33     27     38
DK/NA                 7      8     12     12      7      5
 
TREND: How would you rate the job legislative leaders are doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2012    2012
 
Excellent             -       1       2
Good                 16      19      22
Not so good          45      43      42
Poor                 30      21      21
DK/NA                 9      16      14
 
 
25. Do you think public financing of campaigns would help reduce government corruption or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Reduce           35%    26%    37%    38%    41%    29%    35%    32%    32%
No                   55     65     53     52     52     58     57     55     53
DK/NA                10      8     10     10      7     13      8     13     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Reduce           42%    30%    34%    38%    38%    33%    35%    36%
No                   50     58     54     54     56     61     57     51
DK/NA                 8     12     12      8      6      7      8     13
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Yes/Reduce           32%    38%    34%    25%    34%    35%
No                   59     50     57     66     56     55
DK/NA                 9     12      8      8      9     10
 
 
26. Do you think elected or appointed government officials who are convicted of a felony should or should not lose their government pension?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Lose pension         84%    85%    82%    86%    86%    81%    88%    71%    79%
Not lose             11     12     12     11     11     12      8     21     17
DK/NA                 5      2      6      3      3      7      4      8      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Lose pension         87%    82%    79%    87%    92%    75%    87%    85%
Not lose              9     13     15      7      6     19     10      9
DK/NA                 4      6      6      5      3      6      3      6
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Lose pension         86%    78%    89%    83%    85%    88%
Not lose              9     16      7     13      8      8
DK/NA                 5      7      3      4      7      4
 
 
27. Do you think corruption in New York State government is mainly caused by New York City politicians or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes/Caused           38%    44%    35%    38%    41%    36%    36%    49%    43%
No                   51     46     55     51     49     52     53     40     45
DK/NA                11     10     11     11     10     12     11     11     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Caused           31%    43%    46%    36%    31%    47%    33%    38%
No                   60     45     40     58     61     46     56     49
DK/NA                 9     12     14      7      8      7     10     13
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Yes/Caused           42%    35%    37%    49%    37%    41%
No                   46     54     55     38     47     49
DK/NA                13     12      8     13     16     10
 
 

Demographic Summary