June 5, 2013 - New York State Voters Say Speaker Must Go, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Most Would Not Want Daughter To Be An Intern

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By a 51 - 22 percent margin, New York State voters say Sheldon Silver should step down as State Assembly Speaker because of the way he handled the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In a slight gender reversal, men want Speaker Silver to step down 54 - 23 percent, compared to 48 - 21 percent among women, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Silver should step down, Republicans say 57 - 14 percent, Democrats say 45 - 28 percent and independent voters say 53 - 21 percent, New York City voters say 50 - 26 percent, upstate voters say 49 - 18 percent and suburban voters say 56 - 21 percent.

New York State voters disapprove 52 - 21 percent of the job Silver is doing, down from 44 - 23 percent disapproval April 17 and Silver's worst overall approval rating ever.

Voters approve 54 - 31 percent of the job their own state senator is doing, but say 47 - 40 percent that their state senator should be thrown out of office as part of an overall house- cleaning. Voters are split 42 - 40 percent in approval of their Assembly member, but are willing 45 - 38 percent to replace that member as part of a legislative house-cleaning.

"The Vito Lopez sex scandal persuades a bare majority of New Yorkers that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should step aside. A lot of voters say get rid of the pack of them; there should be a legislative house-cleaning," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

New York State voters say 58 - 35 percent they would not want their daughter to be an intern in the State Legislature. Men say not-my-daughter 59 - 33 percent and women agree 56 - 37 percent. Voters with children under 18 years old say no 68 - 28 percent.

"With all the stories about the bad behavior in Albany, would you want your daughter to be a legislative intern? A majority of voters say no," Carroll added. Gov. Cuomo Job Approval

New York State voters give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a 53 - 30 percent job approval rating, his lowest net approval rating since he took office. Approval is 68 - 15 percent among Democrats and 51 - 31 percent among independent voters. Republicans disapprove 49 - 37 percent. Approval is 61 - 23 percent in New York City, 45 - 39 percent upstate and 58 - 25 percent in the suburbs. Men approve 51 - 35 percent while women approve 55 - 25 percent.

Voters say 58 - 31 percent that Cuomo deserves reelection in 2014.

New York State government is dysfunctional, voters say 67 - 29 percent, with strong agreement from every group. A total of 86 percent of voters say government corruption is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem. But 60 percent of voters say New York has about as much government corruption as other states.

Gov. Cuomo should have primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption, 49 percent of voters say, while 33 percent say legislative leaders should handle it.

Cuomo has done an "excellent" or "good" job cleaning up legislative corruption, 38 percent of voters say, while 50 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

Only 15 percent of voters say legislative leaders have done an "excellent" or "good" job cleaning up corruption, while 75 percent say "not so good" or "poor."

"Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job approval holds at an OK level, but he set the bar very high in his first two years," Carroll said. "The reelection campaign is still a year away, but most New Yorkers think their governor deserves re-election."

"Two-thirds of New Yorkers accept the 'dysfunctional' label for their state government and they think corruption is a big problem. But - maybe they're cynical - most think it's just as bad elsewhere."

From May 29 - June 3, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,075 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 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, Iowa, 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
 
Approve              53%    37%    68%    51%    51%    55%    53%    60%
Disapprove           30     49     15     31     35     25     32     18
DK/NA                17     13     17     18     14     20     16     23
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              58%    51%    57%    49%    61%    45%    51%    60%
Disapprove           26     32     27     38     25     26     34     29
DK/NA                16     17     17     14     15     28     16     11
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              45%    61%    58%    28%    66%    44%
Disapprove           39     23     25     59     16     36
DK/NA                17     17     17     13     17     20
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Dec 12  Jun 05
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2013
 
Approve              53      57      55      59      74      74      53
Disapprove           30      29      27      28      13      13      30
DK/NA                17      15      18      13      13      13      17
 
 
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
 
Approve              59%    37%    77%    54%    55%    62%    54%    76%
Disapprove           30     51     12     33     36     23     34     11
DK/NA                11     11     11     13      8     14     12     13
 
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
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Dec 08  Apr 15
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2004*   1999
 
Approve              59      64      61      60      63      69      51
Disapprove           30      26      27      30      23      16      22
DK/NA                11      10      13      10      15      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
 
Approve              55%    46%    70%    49%    50%    60%    57%    63%
Disapprove           24     37     10     30     32     17     24     13
DK/NA                21     17     20     21     19     23     19     24
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Dec 12  Feb 17
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2009
 
Approve              55      57      57      57      61      61      28
Disapprove           24      21      21      21      18      18      10
DK/NA                21      21      22      22      21      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
 
Approve              55%    17%    88%    45%    51%    60%    47%    95%
Disapprove           41     82     10     51     46     36     49      1
DK/NA                 3      -      2      5      3      4      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Feb 19  Aug 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2009    2011
 
Approve              55      55      57      57      62      72      45
Disapprove           41      41      39      39      35      17      49
DK/NA                 3       4       4       4       3      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
 
Approve              27%    22%    37%    20%    23%    30%    24%    41%
Disapprove           60     69     48     68     66     54     64     41
DK/NA                13     10     15     12     10     16     12     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              22%    30%    29%    20%    25%    38%    22%    25%
Disapprove           65     57     55     71     63     49     65     61
DK/NA                13     13     16      9     12     13     13     14
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              23%    32%    26%    14%    34%    22%
Disapprove           66     54     60     79     54     64
DK/NA                11     14     14      7     12     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Dec 12  Sep 01
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2010
 
Approve              27      30      30      32      35      35      15
Disapprove           60      57      55      50      46      46      75
DK/NA                13      12      15      18      18      18       9
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              42%    48%    48%    36%    39%    45%    43%    51%
Disapprove           40     35     33     47     44     36     38     33
DK/NA                18     17     19     17     17     19     20     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              38%    45%    46%    37%    41%    46%    39%    43%
Disapprove           41     38     34     53     40     35     44     39
DK/NA                21     17     20     10     19     19     17     18
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              42%    41%    45%    42%    52%    37%
Disapprove           42     38     38     43     33     47
DK/NA                16     21     17     15     14     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Dec 20  Feb 23
                     2013    2012    2011    2011    2011    2005    2011
 
Approve              42      46      43      39      41      55      35
Disapprove           40      38      39      43      39      22      42
DK/NA                18      16      18      18      20      15      22
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              54%    47%    65%    50%    49%    58%    51%    74%
Disapprove           31     38     20     38     37     26     33     12
DK/NA                15     15     15     12     14     15     15     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              49%    57%    60%    52%    52%    53%    50%    57%
Disapprove           34     30     27     39     31     27     37     29
DK/NA                17     13     14      9     17     20     12     14
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              51%    57%    55%    46%    62%    51%
Disapprove           36     25     35     41     23     38
DK/NA                13     19     11     13     15     12
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job? (* Low also 49% Feb 2011, Apr 2011, Aug 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Dec 20  Oct 26
                     2013    2012    2011    2011    2011    2005    2011*
 
Approve              54      54      54      49      50      63      49
Disapprove           31      33      33      37      35      22      37
DK/NA                15      13      14      15      15      15      15
 
 
8. 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
 
Approve              21%    14%    32%    15%    19%    23%    17%    31%
Disapprove           52     57     40     60     59     45     56     44
DK/NA                27     29     28     25     21     32     27     25
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              16%    25%    24%    18%    15%    31%    20%    18%
Disapprove           57     49     47     60     57     29     57     58
DK/NA                27     27     28     21     28     39     23     24
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              19%    27%    17%    11%    32%    16%
Disapprove           55     47     52     57     46     58
DK/NA                26     25     31     32     22     26
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Dec 24  Jun 05
                     2013    2013    2012    2011    2011    2008    2013
 
Approve              21      23      29      25      27      38      21
Disapprove           52      44      45      44      45      34      52
DK/NA                27      33      26      31      28      38      27
 
 
9. 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
 
Approve              22%    22%    24%    21%    23%    20%    20%    21%
Disapprove           32     34     26     36     38     25     31     34
DK/NA                47     44     50     44     39     54     49     46
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              19%    24%    20%    20%    25%    25%    24%    18%
Disapprove           33     31     29     43     28     26     33     32
DK/NA                49     46     51     38     46     48     43     50
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              18%    22%    28%    16%    22%    19%
Disapprove           32     32     30     38     27     31
DK/NA                50     46     42     46     50     49
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader? (*Senate Majority Leader)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Feb 15  Oct 26
                     2013    2013    2012*   2011*   2011*   2012    2011
 
Approve              22      22      26      24      21      26      21
Disapprove           32      28      34      34      36      34      36
DK/NA                47      50      41      42      42      41      42
 
 
10. 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
 
Approve              20%    14%    28%    15%    21%    19%    16%    34%
Disapprove           23     29     16     28     31     15     23     22
DK/NA                58     57     56     57     48     66     61     44
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              14%    23%    23%    18%    15%    27%    23%    15%
Disapprove           25     21     19     32     23     25     24     20
DK/NA                61     56     59     50     62     49     53     64
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              18%    26%    13%    14%    23%    19%
Disapprove           21     23     26     33     15     19
DK/NA                61     52     61     53     62     62
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeff Klein is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17
                     2013    2013
 
Approve              20      19
Disapprove           23      22
DK/NA                58      58
 
 
11. Do you feel that Andrew Cuomo deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         58%    40%    73%    56%    54%    61%    54%    70%
No/Does not          31     51     16     32     36     27     34     19
DK/NA                11      9     11     12     10     12     12     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         59%    57%    63%    50%    65%    57%    54%    62%
No/Does not          28     33     27     42     24     27     37     28
DK/NA                13     10     10      8     11     16      9     10
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Yes/Deserves         46%    67%    64%    29%    71%    46%
No/Does not          42     22     26     64     18     42
DK/NA                12     11     10      7     11     12
 
 
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
 
Very satisfied        5%     1%     7%     4%     6%     4%     3%     6%
Smwht satisfied      45     29     61     41     39     50     45     57
Smwht dissatisfied   26     32     22     28     28     24     27     21
Very dissatisfied    23     38      8     27     26     21     24     12
DK/NA                 1      -      2      -      2      -      -      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        5%     5%     5%     2%     5%     5%     4%     6%
Smwht satisfied      54     39     46     44     49     52     38     47
Smwht dissatisfied   23     28     24     27     28     29     29     23
Very dissatisfied    18     26     24     27     19     13     28     24
DK/NA                 -      2      1      -      -      1      1      1
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Very satisfied        3%     6%     5%     -     10%     1%
Smwht satisfied      40     51     44     24     60     39
Smwht dissatisfied   27     24     29     25     20     34
Very dissatisfied    30     16     21     50      9     26
DK/NA                 -      2      -      -      1      -
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 31  Dec 12  Feb 25  Jun 23
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2102    1998    2010
 
Very satisfied        5       5       4       7       5      13       1
Smwht satisfied      45      40      42      43      50      60      18
Smwht dissatisfied   26      28      29      24      29      20      33
Very dissatisfied    23      26      23      25      15       7      47
DK/NA                 1       1       1       1       1       1       1
 
 
13. Which comes closer to your view about your state Senator, there are a lot of problems in Albany but your state Senator has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Senate should be thrown out including your state Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Deserves reelection  40%    37%    52%    29%    37%    43%    39%    57%
Shld be thrown out   47     54     33     58     51     42     49     35
DK/NA                13      9     15     14     12     14     13      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Deserves reelection  44%    38%    46%    34%    39%    44%    34%    42%
Shld be thrown out   45     48     44     56     46     39     54     46
DK/NA                11     14     11     10     15     17     12     12
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Deserves reelection  35%    45%    43%    34%    51%    23%
Shld be thrown out   54     41     43     55     36     65
DK/NA                12     14     14     11     13     12
 
TREND: Which comes closer to your view about your State Senator there are a lot of problems in Albany but your State Senator has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Senate should be thrown out including your State Senator?
                     Jun 05  Sep 01  Jul 28  Jun 23  Apr 14  Dec 16  Aug 18
                     2013    2010    2010    2010    2010    2009    2009
 
Deserves reelection  40      31      35      36      39      41      40
Shld be thrown out   47      55      53      51      50      46      49
DK/NA                13      14      13      13      11      13      11
 
 
14. Which comes closer to your view about your state assembly member, there are a lot of problems in Albany but your state assembly member has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Assembly should be thrown out including your state assembly member?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Deserves reelection  38%    39%    47%    27%    37%    39%    36%    44%
Shld be thrown out   45     50     33     55     48     42     48     34
DK/NA                17     11     20     18     15     19     16     22
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Deserves reelection  37%    39%    43%    32%    38%    42%    32%    40%
Shld be thrown out   47     44     43     53     43     38     50     44
DK/NA                16     18     14     15     19     20     18     15
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Deserves reelection  35%    40%    40%    36%    50%    23%
Shld be thrown out   50     41     42     55     34     57
DK/NA                15     19     18      9     16     19
 
TREND: Which comes closer to your view about your State Assembly member there are a lot of problems in Albany but your State Assembly member has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Assembly should be thrown out including your State Assembly member?
                     Jun 05  Sep 01  Jul 28  Jun 23  Apr 14
                     2013    2010    2010    2010    2010
 
Deserves reelection  38      33      33      34      35
Shld be thrown out   45      53      49      50      48
DK/NA                17      14      17      16      17
 
 
26. 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
 
Support              37%    24%    49%    33%    39%    36%    37%    43%
Oppose               53     68     40     60     53     54     54     49
DK/NA                 9      8     11      7      8     11     10      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              47%    31%    36%    37%    44%    38%    35%    39%
Oppose               44     59     53     55     50     49     58     51
DK/NA                 9     10     11      8      6     13      7      9
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Support              29%    48%    34%    17%    46%    25%
Oppose               62     43     55     74     44     68
DK/NA                 9      9     11      9     10      6
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12  Jun 02  Apr 14  Jan 27
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2011    2011    2011
 
Support              37      37      39      41      45      41      40
Oppose               53      53      51      48      49      52      51
DK/NA                 9      10       9      11       5       7       9
 
 
27. 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
 
Very serious         51%    52%    45%    55%    54%    49%    50%    51%
Smwht serious        35     36     37     35     31     39     37     33
Not too serious       8      7     11      5      9      7      9      9
Not a problem at all  1      -      1      1      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                 5      5      6      3      4      5      4      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very serious         50%    52%    51%    57%    49%    37%    60%    52%
Smwht serious        38     34     34     34     41     42     31     35
Not too serious       8      8      8      6      7     14      6      6
Not a problem at all  1      1      1      -      1      2      -      1
DK/NA                 4      5      5      3      2      5      3      6
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Very serious         47%    56%    52%    48%    42%    45%
Smwht serious        37     31     40     38     36     42
Not too serious      10      7      5      7     16      7
Not a problem at all  1      2      -      -      2      -
DK/NA                 6      4      3      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?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12  Oct 2   Nov 6
                     2013    2013    2012    2012    2007    2003
 
Very serious         51      48      31      36      30      28
Smwht serious        35      39      42      43      47      44
Not too serious       8       8      18      14      16      19
Not a problem at all  1       2       2       2       2       3
DK/NA                 5       3       6       5       5       5
 
 
28. 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
 
More                 24%    26%    19%    26%    30%    19%    26%    13%
Less                  9      9     13      6      8     10      7     15
About as much        60     61     59     62     55     64     60     65
DK/NA                 7      4      9      5      6      7      6      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
More                 26%    23%    21%    27%    25%    30%    27%    20%
Less                 10      9      9      8     12      8      9     10
About as much        58     61     62     60     60     58     56     63
DK/NA                 6      7      8      5      3      4      8      8
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
More                 26%    22%    25%    26%    21%    25%
Less                  6     12     10      4      9      5
About as much        62     56     61     65     61     67
DK/NA                 6     10      4      5      9      4
 
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?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Oct 02
                     2013    2013    2007
 
More                 24      24      17
Less                  9      10      13
About as much        60      58      60
DK/NA                 7       8       9
 
 
29. 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
 
The governor         49%    49%    53%    47%    49%    49%    50%    53%
Legislative leaders  33     33     30     36     34     33     33     34
DK/NA                18     18     17     16     17     19     17     13
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
The governor         49%    49%    54%    49%    56%    47%    46%    52%
Legislative leaders  32     34     31     36     28     35     35     31
DK/NA                19     17     15     16     17     18     19     17
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
The governor         43%    53%    53%    40%    54%    40%
Legislative leaders  39     31     27     42     31     46
DK/NA                18     16     20     18     15     14
 
TREND: Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, the governor or legislative leaders?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2013    2012    2012
 
The governor         49      47      48      54
Legislative leaders  33      34      36      32
DK/NA                18      19      16      14
 
 
30. 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
 
Excellent             4%     2%     8%     2%     4%     4%     2%     9%
Good                 34     26     44     31     31     38     33     46
Not so good          32     41     25     36     32     32     35     22
Poor                 18     23      9     21     24     13     18     13
DK/NA                11      8     14     10      9     13     12     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             3%     4%     6%     4%     1%     -      5%     5%
Good                 30     37     36     32     34     40     27     37
Not so good          37     30     31     31     39     32     32     32
Poor                 15     20     16     26     16     12     25     17
DK/NA                15      9     11      7     11     16     10      9
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Excellent             2%     6%     3%     -      4%     2%
Good                 33     37     33     22     51     30
Not so good          34     26     39     41     29     35
Poor                 22     17     15     30      6     23
DK/NA                10     14     10      7     10     10
 
TREND: How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Excellent             4       3       4       6
Good                 34      34      44      50
Not so good          32      35      26      22
Poor                 18      17       7       7
DK/NA                11      11      19      15
 
 
31. 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
 
Excellent             1%     -      3%     -      1%     1%     -      3%
Good                 14      9     22     11     13     16     14     18
Not so good          43     49     43     41     40     45     42     42
Poor                 32     33     21     40     39     26     33     30
DK/NA                 9      9     11      8      6     12     11      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             1%     1%     1%     1%     -      -      2%     1%
Good                  9     18     18     12     10     23     11     12
Not so good          38     46     45     44     45     43     40     45
Poor                 41     27     26     37     37     21     38     33
DK/NA                12      8      9      6      8     13      9      8
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Excellent             -      2%     1%     -      -      -
Good                 15     15     11      9     25     13
Not so good          42     41     49     50     43     39
Poor                 34     31     31     31     23     39
DK/NA                 9     10      9      9      9      9
 
TREND: How would you rate the job legislative leaders are doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Excellent             1       -       1       2
Good                 14      16      19      22
Not so good          43      45      43      42
Poor                 32      30      21      21
DK/NA                 9       9      16      14
 
 
32. Which comes closer to your point of view, public financing of political campaigns will reduce corruption because it will reduce the influence of big money donors or public financing of political campaigns will increase corruption because candidates will create fake contributions to get matching public funds for their campaigns?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Reduce               42%    31%    49%    41%    44%    41%    43%    41%
Increase             39     55     29     41     38     39     41     39
DK/NA                19     13     22     18     18     20     16     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Reduce               50%    38%    40%    44%    51%    37%    42%    45%
Increase             35     41     37     40     39     45     42     34
DK/NA                15     21     23     16     10     18     16     21
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Reduce               38%    47%    41%    26%    50%    40%
Increase             43     32     44     57     32     41
DK/NA                19     21     15     17     18     19
 
 
33. Some people have said that New York State government is dysfunctional. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Agree                67%    77%    53%    75%    71%    63%    69%    65%
Disagree             29     21     41     23     27     32     28     32
DK/NA                 4      2      6      2      2      5      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Agree                67%    67%    62%    71%    71%    69%    75%    60%
Disagree             30     29     33     26     26     29     23     35
DK/NA                 3      4      5      3      3      2      2      5
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Agree                75%    59%    64%    82%    60%    79%
Disagree             22     37     30     16     36     19
DK/NA                 2      4      6      2      4      2
 
TREND: Some people have said that New York state government is dysfunctional. Do you agree or disagree?
                                                             AGREE.........
                                                             High    Low
                     Jun 05  Apr 14  Jul 28  Jun 23  Dec 16  Jun 23  Jun 05  
                     2013    2011    2010    2010    2009    2010    2013    
                                                                             
Agree                67      72      75      83      76      83      67      
Disagree             29      23      20      14      19      14      29      
DK/NA                 4       5       4       3       5       3       4      
 
 
34. (If agree government dysfunctional q33) Who do you think is most to blame: Governor Cuomo, the Republicans in the state legislature, or the Democrats in the state legislature? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error)
                     AGREE GOVERNMENT DYSFUNCTIONAL Q33 .................
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk*
 
Cuomo                12%    19%     7%    10%    13%    11%    14%     9%
Reps/State leg       27      3     56     21     24     31     22     35
Dems/State leg       33     62     13     33     39     26     37     16
DK/NA                28     16     24     36     25     31     27     40
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34* 35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                 9%    14%     7%    16%    13%     8%    14%    12%
Reps/State leg       30     26     32     27     23     35     28     24
Dems/State leg       31     34     35     33     32     33     29     36
DK/NA                30     27     25     24     31     25     30     27
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Cuomo                15%     6%    14%    20%     8%    16%
Reps/State leg       20     39     26      4     54     15
Dems/State leg       38     25     33     64     15     35
DK/NA                27     30     27     11     22     34
 
TREND: (If agree government dysfunctional) Who do you think is most to blame: Governor Cuomo, the Republicans in the state legislature, the Democrats in the state legislature?
                     Jun 05  Apr 14
                     2013    2011
 
Cuomo                12       6
Reps/State leg       27      32
Dems/State leg       33      29
DK/NA                28      33
 
 
35. As you may have heard or read, Assemblyman Vito Lopez recently resigned after it was reported that he allegedly sexually harassed his young female staffers for years. How much have you heard or read about this; a lot, a little, or nothing at all?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
A lot                25%    22%    25%    25%    29%    20%    23%    28%
A little             49     52     51     48     44     54     52     40
Nothing at all       26     26     24     27     27     24     24     32
DK/NA                 -      1      -      -      -      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
A lot                28%    22%    21%    31%    27%     4%    29%    32%
A little             49     50     49     46     55     47     51     49
Nothing at all       23     28     30     23     18     49     20     18
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
A lot                19%    30%    26%    17%    20%    19%
A little             51     46     52     54     49     52
Nothing at all       30     24     22     28     29     29
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      1      -
 
 
36. Do you think the Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should step down as speaker because of the way the Lopez issue was handled, or should he remain in his job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Step down            51%    57%    45%    53%    54%    48%    52%    44%
Remain in job        22     14     28     21     23     21     21     29
DK/NA                27     28     27     26     24     30     28     27
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Step down            48%    53%    47%    56%    58%    32%    56%    57%
Remain in job        21     23     27     18     18     28     21     20
DK/NA                31     25     26     26     24     40     23     23
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......    HrdQ35 Kids
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind    Lopez  <18
 
Step down            49%    50%    56%    57%    41%    46%    63%    49%
Remain in job        18     26     21     11     24     22     22     22
DK/NA                33     24     23     31     35     33     15     29
 
 
37. Would you want your daughter to be an intern for a NY state senator or assembly member or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  35%    21%    47%    31%    33%    37%    35%    45%
No                   58     75     47     59     59     56     59     46
DK/NA                 7      4      7     10      8      7      6      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS.......
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  38%    33%    34%    35%    35%    44%    34%    32%
No                   52     61     58     61     58     48     61     61
DK/NA                 9      6      8      5      8      8      6      7
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......    HrdQ35 Kids
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind    Lopez  <18
 
Yes                  34%    39%    30%    19%    48%    34%    33%    28%
No                   60     51     64     76     47     59     61     68
DK/NA                 6     10      6      5      5      6      6      4
 
 

Demographic Summary