November 27, 2013 - New York State Voters Back De Blasio Tax Plan 2-1, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; State Government Dysfunctional, Voters Say
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New York State voters support 63 - 32 percent New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's proposal to increase city income taxes of households making more than $500,000 and using the money for public schools in the city, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Support for the tax hike is 81 - 15 percent among Democrats and 61 - 33 percent among independent voters, with Republicans opposed 58 - 39 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Voters in every region support the idea, 68 - 30 percent in New York City, 55 - 42 percent in the suburbs and 64 - 29 percent upstate.

Creating jobs should be the top priority for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Legislature in their 2014 election year, 37 percent of voters say, followed by:
  • 22 percent for reducing taxes;
  • 21 percent for cleaning up corruption;
  • 18 percent for increasing funding for public schools.
"New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's campaign issue, raising taxes on the well- to-do in the city to pay for improvements in education, wins solid approval in every corner of the state, except among Republicans. And Republican State Senators still have a lot to say about what happens in Albany," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Note that only 18 percent of voters list increased funding for schools as a top priority. How much voter anger do legislators face if the de Blasio tax hike never sees the light of day?"

New York State voters agree 62 - 33 percent that state government is dysfunctional. There is no party, gender, racial, income, age or regional group that disagrees. A total of 82 percent of voters say government corruption is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious" problem.

Gov. Cuomo, not legislative leaders, should have primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption, voters say 51 - 36 percent. But 24 percent of voters say Cuomo's anti- corruption efforts are mainly "to pressure the legislature into supporting his agenda," while 19 percent say his efforts "are mainly being used to reduce corruption," with 55 percent undecided.

New York State voters disapprove 53 - 34 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing, but they approve 48 - 33 percent of the job their local State Assembly member is doing and approve 56 - 29 percent of their state senator.

Voters disapprove 44 - 26 percent of the job Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is doing.

Fifty percent of voters are undecided about State Senate co-Leader Dean Skelos and 59 percent are undecided about State Senate co-Leader Jeff Klein.

Voters oppose 52 - 38 percent public financing of state elections. Democratic approval is 48 - 39 percent, and New York City voters are divided, with 46 percent in favor and 43 percent opposed. Republicans and independents, upstate and suburban voters all are opposed.

Natural Gas Drilling

New York State voters remain divided on whether to drill for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale as 44 percent support drilling because of economic benefits while 46 percent oppose drilling because of environmental concerns. Upstate voters are divided with 44 percent for drilling and 47 percent opposed. New York City voters are opposed 51 - 38 percent and suburban voters support drilling 52 - 39 percent.

Cuomo is dragging his feet to avoid making a decision on fracking, 39 percent of voters say, while 21 percent say he is carefully considering the matter, with 38 percent undecided.

From November 20 - 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,337 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.7 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, Colorado 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.

8. 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%    28%    46%    28%    32%    35%    31%    43%    46%
Disapprove           53     57     40     63     57     50     57     47     39
DK/NA                13     15     14      9     10     15     12     10     15
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              31%    36%    36%    32%    34%    41%    36%    32%    30%
Disapprove           56     52     49     59     56     47     54     55     55
DK/NA                13     12     15     10     10     12     10     13     15
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              29%    40%    32%    26%    45%    25%
Disapprove           56     48     58     60     36     63
DK/NA                15     12     10     15     19     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Mar 19  Jan 30  Dec 12  Sep 01
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2012    2010
 
Approve              34      27      30      30      32      35      15
Disapprove           53      60      57      55      50      46      75
DK/NA                13      13      12      15      18      18       9
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              48%    48%    53%    44%    48%    49%    49%    49%    48%
Disapprove           33     36     28     37     36     31     33     35     31
DK/NA                18     16     19     18     16     20     18     17     21
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              47%    49%    45%    53%    49%    56%    47%    47%    47%
Disapprove           34     33     37     32     32     26     33     36     34
DK/NA                20     17     18     15     19     18     20     17     18
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              47%    50%    49%    49%    52%    43%
Disapprove           37     30     33     40     29     38
DK/NA                16     21     18     10     19     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Dec 20  Feb 23
                     2013    2013    2012    2011    2011    2005    2011
 
Approve              48      42      46      43      39      55      35
Disapprove           33      40      38      39      43      22      42
DK/NA                18      18      16      18      18      15      22
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Approve              56%    51%    65%    53%    54%    58%    55%    65%    61%
Disapprove           29     39     18     31     33     24     32     15     22
DK/NA                16     11     17     16     13     18     13     21     18
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              57%    55%    53%    58%    59%    61%    59%    52%    54%
Disapprove           28     29     30     31     27     23     27     31     31
DK/NA                15     16     17     11     15     16     14     17     14
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              50%    58%    63%    49%    64%    43%
Disapprove           36     23     25     43     18     40
DK/NA                14     19     12      8     18     17
 
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
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Dec 20  Oct 26
                     2013    2013    2012    2011    2011    2005    2011*
 
Approve              56      54      54      54      49      63      49
Disapprove           29      31      33      33      37      22      37
DK/NA                16      15      13      14      15      15      15
 
 
11. 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              26%    21%    38%    18%    23%    29%    21%    43%    39%
Disapprove           44     49     30     53     54     35     52     24     22
DK/NA                30     30     31     28     23     36     27     32     39
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              25%    27%    28%    25%    25%    37%    27%    28%    18%
Disapprove           51     40     38     48     52     20     41     47     60
DK/NA                25     33     33     26     23     44     33     25     22
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              21%    33%    23%    22%    31%    17%
Disapprove           48     39     46     48     34     54
DK/NA                31     28     31     30     36     30
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Feb 15  Dec 20  Dec 24  Jun 05
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2011    2008    2013
 
Approve              26      21      23      29      25      38      21
Disapprove           44      52      44      45      44      34      52
DK/NA                30      27      33      26      31      38      27
 
 
12. 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              24%    25%    23%    25%    29%    20%    22%    29%    33%
Disapprove           26     24     23     29     31     22     28     21     16
DK/NA                50     51     54     46     40     59     50     50     51
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              23%    25%    26%    25%    23%    36%    24%    22%    20%
Disapprove           30     24     25     30     29     15     25     30     30
DK/NA                48     51     49     46     48     49     51     48     50
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              20%    25%    29%    27%    19%    18%
Disapprove           28     26     23     25     21     33
DK/NA                52     49     48     48     60     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
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Feb 15  Dec 20  Feb 15  Oct 26
                     2013    2013    2013    2012*   2011*   2012    2011
 
Approve              24      22      22      26      24      26      21
Disapprove           26      32      28      34      34      34      36
DK/NA                50      47      50      41      42      41      42
 
 
13. 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              20%    21%    23%    17%    23%    17%    17%    27%    31%
Disapprove           21     20     16     27     29     15     24     16     14
DK/NA                59     59     61     55     49     68     59     57     55
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Approve              19%    20%    21%    20%    20%    30%    22%    19%    11%
Disapprove           25     19     21     23     24     17     22     23     21
DK/NA                56     60     57     56     56     53     56     58     68
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Approve              17%    24%    18%    22%    19%    15%
Disapprove           22     21     22     24     14     26
DK/NA                61     56     60     55     67     59
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeff Klein is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader?
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17
                     2013    2013    2013
 
Approve              20      20      19
Disapprove           21      23      22
DK/NA                59      58      58
 
 
16. Which of the following do you think should be the most important priority for Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature in 2014: creating more jobs, increasing funding for public schools, reducing taxes, or cleaning up corruption in Albany?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Creating jobs        37%    37%    43%    31%    37%    36%    33%    58%    45%
Public schools       18      7     27     15     13     22     17     23     17
Reducing taxes       22     35     10     24     26     18     26      7     18
Cleaning corruption  21     18     17     27     21     21     21     11     19
SOMETHING ELSE (VOL)  2      1      2      2      1      2      2      -      -
DK/NA                 1      2      1      1      2      1      1      1      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Creating jobs        36%    37%    41%    37%    31%    35%    34%    41%    36%
Public schools       20     16     16     19     20     22     20     16     14
Reducing taxes       20     23     18     26     25     26     22     21     19
Cleaning corruption  21     21     22     16     21     17     20     21     26
SOMETHING ELSE (VOL)  2      1      1      1      2      -      3      1      2
DK/NA                 1      1      1      1      1      -      1      1      3
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Creating jobs        33%    42%    35%    34%    37%    32%
Public schools       17     20     15      4     33     17
Reducing taxes       25     14     29     39     11     20
Cleaning corruption  20     22     20     17     17     25
SOMETHING ELSE (VOL)  3      1      1      1      1      4
DK/NA                 2      1      -      4      1      2
 
 
17. Do you think the State Legislature should increase the New York City income tax on New York City households who earn more than $500,000 per year and use that money for public schools in New York City?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Yes                  63%    39%    81%    61%    60%    67%    57%    88%    75%
No                   32     58     15     33     36     29     38     11     22
DK/NA                 4      3      4      6      4      4      5      1      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Yes                  62%    64%    67%    64%    59%    66%    64%    68%    56%
No                   33     31     28     33     37     32     32     29     37
DK/NA                 4      4      4      3      4      2      4      4      7
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Yes                  64%    68%    55%    47%    81%    63%
No                   29     30     42     49      9     28
DK/NA                 7      2      3      4      9      9
 
 
18. 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             44%    71%    25%    45%    52%    36%    48%    25%    38%
No drilling          46     23     60     48     40     52     44     56     54
DK/NA                10      6     14      7      7     12      8     19      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Drilling             44%    44%    37%    50%    49%    40%    45%    41%    47%
No drilling          49     45     51     43     46     54     47     47     40
DK/NA                 7     11     12      7      5      5      8     12     13
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Drilling             44%    38%    52%    67%    21%    44%
No drilling          47     51     39     26     68     48
DK/NA                 9     11     10      7     11      8
 
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?
                                                             DRILLING......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jun 06  Apr 18  Mar 20  Jan 31  Aug 11  Mar 20
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2013    2011    2013
 
Drilling             44      46      42      39      43      47      39
No drilling          46      44      46      46      42      42      46
DK/NA                10       9      12      14      15      12      14
 
 
19. Which comes closer to your point of view Governor Cuomo is carefully evaluating the issue of hydro-fracking, or Governor Cuomo is dragging his feet and trying to avoid making a decision on the issue of hydro-fracking, or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Carefully evaluating 21%    12%    28%    21%    22%    20%    22%    20%    23%
Dragging his feet    39     49     27     44     44     34     43     18     33
No opinion           38     38     41     32     32     42     33     56     39
DK/NA                 3      1      3      3      2      3      2      6      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Carefully evaluating 19%    22%    21%    23%    21%    15%    21%    23%    23%
Dragging his feet    46     34     32     44     45     35     40     39     37
No opinion           33     41     43     31     32     49     37     36     35
DK/NA                 2      3      4      1      2      2      2      3      4
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Carefully evaluating 24%    20%    19%    13%    41%    22%
Dragging his feet    45     34     35     56     24     50
No opinion           29     43     44     30     32     26
DK/NA                 2      4      2      1      2      3
 
TREND: Which comes closer to your point of view; Governor Cuomo is carefully evaluating the issue of hydro-fracking, or Governor Cuomo is dragging his feet and trying to avoid making a decision on the issue of hydro-fracking, or don't you have an opinion on that?
                     Nov 27  Jun 06  Apr 18  Mar 20  Dec 13
                     2013    2013    2013    2013    2012
 
Carefully evaluating 21      22      24      21      26
Dragging his feet    39      36      32      30      25
No opinion           38      38      41      46      44
DK/NA                 3       4       3       3       4
 
 
20. 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              38%    26%    48%    36%    43%    34%    35%    46%    47%
Oppose               52     65     39     56     50     53     56     35     43
DK/NA                10      9     13      8      7     13      9     19     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Support              44%    35%    37%    38%    44%    47%    33%    41%    38%
Oppose               49     53     51     55     48     42     58     49     50
DK/NA                 7     12     12      7      8     11      8     10     12
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Support              32%    46%    39%    26%    48%    26%
Oppose               59     43     52     68     38     66
DK/NA                 9     11      9      6     14      8
 
TREND: Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature? (* Low also 37% Apr 2013)
                                                             SUPPORT.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12  Jun 02  Jun 05
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2011    2013*
 
Support              38      37      37      39      41      45      37
Oppose               52      53      53      51      48      49      53
DK/NA                10       9      10       9      11       5       9
 
 
21. 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         41%    39%    33%    46%    41%    40%    41%    36%    42%
Smwht serious        41     45     42     41     42     41     42     39     43
Not too serious      13     12     18     10     13     13     12     19     11
Not a problem at all  1      1      2      1      1      1      1      3      1
DK/NA                 4      3      4      3      2      5      4      3      3
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Very serious         37%    43%    45%    40%    36%    36%    41%    40%    44%
Smwht serious        43     41     40     45     42     45     40     42     41
Not too serious      14     12      9     12     19     16     14     11     12
Not a problem at all  1      1      2      -      -      -      1      3      -
DK/NA                 5      3      4      3      3      3      3      5      3
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Very serious         45%    39%    35%    48%    26%    52%
Smwht serious        40     41     46     41     48     36
Not too serious      11     14     14      8     19     10
Not a problem at all  1      1      1      1      2      -
DK/NA                 3      4      4      1      5      1
 
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?
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12  Oct 2   Nov 6
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012    2007    2003
 
Very serious         41      51      48      31      36      30      28
Smwht serious        41      35      39      42      43      47      44
Not too serious      13       8       8      18      14      16      19
Not a problem at all  1       1       2       2       2       2       3
DK/NA                 4       5       3       6       5       5       5
 
 
22. 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                 25%    32%    19%    25%    30%    21%    26%    23%    26%
Less                 10      6     15     10     13      8      8     16     13
About as much        56     52     58     58     51     60     56     55     55
DK/NA                 9     10      7      8      6     12     10      6      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
More                 26%    24%    23%    27%    29%    24%    27%    26%    20%
Less                 11     10     12     11      8     15      7     11     12
About as much        55     56     55     56     56     55     59     55     53
DK/NA                 9      9     11      5      7      5      7      8     14
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
More                 26%    22%    28%    41%    13%    22%
Less                  8     14      9      4     12      9
About as much        56     57     54     47     66     60
DK/NA                10      8      9      8      8     10
 
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?
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Oct 02
                     2013    2013    2013    2007
 
More                 25      24      24      17
Less                 10       9      10      13
About as much        56      60      58      60
DK/NA                 9       7       8       9
 
 
23. 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         51%    43%    58%    48%    50%    52%    49%    56%    67%
Legislative leaders  36     46     30     37     39     33     37     32     28
DK/NA                13     11     12     15     12     15     14     12      5
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
The governor         50%    52%    50%    46%    55%    45%    55%    51%    50%
Legislative leaders  37     35     39     37     37     37     36     35     35
DK/NA                13     13     12     17      8     17      9     14     14
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
The governor         44%    56%    56%    38%    50%    42%
Legislative leaders  40     34     31     51     30     41
DK/NA                16     10     13     11     19     17
 
TREND: Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, the governor or legislative leaders?
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
The governor         51      49      47      48      54
Legislative leaders  36      33      34      36      32
DK/NA                13      18      19      16      14
 
 
24. 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             2%     2%     3%     -      1%     2%     2%     3%     1%
Good                 37     31     47     32     40     35     35     49     39
Not so good          36     38     31     42     36     36     36     30     37
Poor                 15     20      8     17     17     14     17      8     15
DK/NA                10      9     11      8      6     13     10     10      8
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             1%     2%     3%     1%     1%     -      2%     2%     2%
Good                 34     39     39     39     34     44     34     37     39
Not so good          37     35     35     39     36     28     38     38     35
Poor                 15     16     14     15     18     15     15     16     15
DK/NA                12      8     10      6     12     13     11      7      9
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Excellent             2%     1%     3%     2%     4%     -
Good                 32     44     34     27     47     27
Not so good          37     32     40     42     29     40
Poor                 20     12     12     25      7     23
DK/NA                 9     11     10      3     13     10
 
TREND: How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Excellent             2       4       3       4       6
Good                 37      34      34      44      50
Not so good          36      32      35      26      22
Poor                 15      18      17       7       7
DK/NA                10      11      11      19      15
 
 
25. 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%
Good                 17     19     20     13     17     16     15     23     21
Not so good          46     45     47     48     45     47     45     50     46
Poor                 29     28     24     32     31     26     30     23     26
DK/NA                 8      9      9      7      6     11     10      4      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Excellent             -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
Good                 14     19     19     17     15     26     15     16     14
Not so good          42     49     49     50     39     48     46     44     47
Poor                 34     25     23     27     35     20     28     31     32
DK/NA                11      7      8      6     11      6     10      9      7
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Excellent             -      -      -      -      -      -
Good                 14     21     15     18     15     11
Not so good          46     42     51     46     51     47
Poor                 32     28     24     33     22     35
DK/NA                 8      8     10      3     12      7
 
TREND: How would you rate the job legislative leaders are doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 12
                     2013    2013    2013    2012    2012
 
Excellent             -       1       -       1       2
Good                 17      14      16      19      22
Not so good          46      43      45      43      42
Poor                 29      32      30      21      21
DK/NA                 8       9       9      16      14
 
 
26. Some people have said that New York State government is dysfunctional. Do you agree or disagree?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Agree                62%    67%    50%    70%    66%    59%    64%    55%    60%
Disagree             33     30     42     28     31     34     32     41     30
DK/NA                 5      3      7      2      3      7      3      4      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Agree                61%    64%    61%    62%    65%    71%    65%    58%    59%
Disagree             36     31     32     35     33     25     31     36     36
DK/NA                 4      5      7      3      2      3      3      6      5
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Agree                70%    56%    60%    78%    50%    78%
Disagree             27     36     37     21     44     22
DK/NA                 3      8      3      1      6      1
 
TREND: Some people have said that New York state government is dysfunctional. Do you agree or disagree?
                                                             AGREE.........
                                                             High    Low
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 14  Jul 28  Jun 23  Jun 23  Nov 27  
                     2013    2013    2011    2010    2010    2010    2013    
                                                                             
Agree                62      67      72      75      83      83      62      
Disagree             33      29      23      20      14      14      33      
DK/NA                 5       4       5       4       3       3       5      
 
27. (If agree government dysfunctional q26) Who do you think is most to blame: Governor Cuomo, the Republicans in the state legislature, or the Democrats in the state legislature?
                     AGREE GOVERNMENT DYSFUNCTIONAL Q26....
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Cuomo                15%    21%     4%    19%    16%    14%
Reps/State leg       29      5     60     20     25     33
Dems/State leg       29     51      8     33     35     22
DK/NA                27     22     28     28     24     30
 
TREND: (If agree government dysfunctional) Who do you think is most to blame: Governor Cuomo, the Republicans in the state legislature, or the Democrats in the state legislature?
                     AGREE GOVERNMENT DYSFUNCTIONAL
                     Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 14
                     2013    2013    2011
 
Cuomo                15      12       6
Reps/State leg       29      27      32
Dems/State leg       29      33      29
DK/NA                27      28      33
 
28. Do you think Governor Cuomo's anti-corruption efforts are mainly being used to reduce corruption in the State Legislature or to pressure the legislature into supporting his agenda or don't you have an opinion about that?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp
 
Reduce corruption    19%    12%    23%    19%    23%    15%    18%    20%    18%
Pressure legislature 24     29     17     27     27     21     26     17     22
No opinion           55     56     58     52     49     61     54     63     59
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      2      3      2      -      1
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   ANNUAL HSHOLD INC    AGE IN YRS..............
                     Yes    No     <50K   50-100 >100K  18-29  30-49  50-64  65+
 
Reduce corruption    22%    16%    13%    26%    18%    11%    19%    22%    17%
Pressure legislature 23     25     21     28     28     22     27     22     22
No opinion           53     57     63     44     52     67     52     53     57
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      2      -      2      3      3
 
                     AREA.............    UPSTATE NY.......
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Rep    Dem    Ind
 
Reduce corruption    18%    22%    14%    13%    28%    16%
Pressure legislature 26     20     26     36     10     28
No opinion           53     56     58     47     61     54
REFUSED               2      2      3      4      1      2
 
 

Demographic Summary