May 21, 2014 - Liberal Dem Would Hurt Cuomo In New York Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; But Gov, DiNapoli, Schneiderman All Have Big Leads
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a 57 - 28 percent lead over his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but that lead drops to 37 - 24 percent if a more liberal or progressive candidate runs on the Working Families Party line, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. The unnamed progressive candidate gets 22 percent.

Gov. Cuomo's support among Democrats drops from 87 percent in the two-way matchup to 55 percent in the hypothetical three-way race, with 27 percent of Democrats for the unnamed Working Families Party candidate and 15 percent undecided.

Cuomo's 57 - 28 percent lead in a two-way race with Astorino compares to a 58 - 24 percent lead in a February 13 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

New York State voters approve 59 - 32 percent of the job Cuomo is doing as governor, compared to 63 - 28 percent in February, and say 55 - 34 percent he deserves reelection. Cuomo is "too liberal," 27 percent of voters say, while 14 percent say he is "too conservative" and 49 percent say he is "about right."

Among Democrats, 5 percent say he is "too liberal," as 21 percent say he is "too conservative" and 63 percent say he is "about right."

"A Working Families Party liberal would cut heavily into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's support, especially among younger voters, but he'd still be an easy winner over his Republican challenger, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Astorino's anonymity - 74 percent of New York voters don't know enough about him to form an opinion - is a big plus for Cuomo," Carroll added. "New Yorkers say the governor deserves a second term and, overwhelmingly, they rate him as a strong leader."

In an open-ended question, allowing for any answer, 20 percent of voters who disapprove of Cuomo cite gun control as the main reason, followed by 10 percent who list education or teachers. Among voters who approve, 10 percent cite his "good job" as the main reason, while 8 percent say he cares about New Yorkers; 6 percent cite the economy and jobs, with 5 percent for education or teachers.

Cuomo gets strong character scores as voters say 74 - 21 percent that he has strong leadership qualities; 57 - 31 percent that he is honest and trustworthy and 50 - 43 percent that he cares about their needs and problems.

New York voters disapprove 46 - 41 percent of the way Cuomo is handling taxes. He gets divided or positive approval ratings for his handling of several issues:
  • 42 - 41 percent on gun policy;
  • 49 - 40 percent for the economy and jobs;
  • 47 - 36 percent for the energy and environment;
  • 56 - 26 percent for handling same-sex marriage.
Attorney General, Comptroller

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman gets a 46 - 18 percent job approval rating and voters say 38 - 21 percent he deserves reelection. Voters approve 36 - 12 percent of the job State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is doing and say 34 - 17 percent he deserves to be reelected.

"It looks like a Democratic year. The Republicans trail in all three state-wide races," Carroll said.

New York State voters approve 50 - 46 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, virtually unchanged from 52 - 44 percent February 13.

Voters approve 56 - 26 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is doing and give U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a 53 - 18 percent approval rating.

From May 14 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,129 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 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.

1. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat and Rob Astorino the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                57%    20%    87%    49%    54%    59%    60%    61%    52%
Astorino             28     67      4     29     31     25     24     28     30
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      -      2      2      2      2      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      3      1      3      2      1      2      2
DK/NA                12     11      4     19     11     13     12      8     13
 
TREND: If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat and Rob Astorino the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26
                     2014    2014    2013
 
Cuomo                57      58      56
Astorino             28      24      25
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       3       2
DK/NA                12      13      15
 
 
2. If a candidate you believe is more liberal or progressive than Andrew Cuomo ran on the Working Families Party line, would you vote for, Andrew Cuomo the Democrat, Rob Astorino the Republican, or the Working Families Party candidate?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                37%    17%    55%    30%    35%    38%    31%    36%    39%
Astorino             24     61      2     24     27     20     15     24     27
Working Families     22     10     27     27     22     22     31     26     17
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      1      -      1      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      -      1      1      1      1      1
DK/NA                16     12     15     18     14     19     21     13     16
 
 
3. Is your opinion of Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            55%    34%    74%    52%    52%    59%    51%    58%    56%
Unfavorable          30     52     12     33     35     25     26     30     33
Hvn't hrd enough     11     11     11     12     11     12     20     10      8
REFUSED               3      3      3      3      2      4      3      3      3
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him? (*High also 63% Apr 2009 and Feb 2009, **"Governor Andrew Cuomo")
                                                             FAVORABLE.....
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Mar 19  Jan 26  Jun 24  Jan 26
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2011**  2009*   2011**
 
Favorable            55      59      55      52      47      63      47
Unfavorable          30      28      27      27      11      15      11
Hvn't hrd enough     11      10      14      17      36      20      36
REFUSED               3       3       3       3       6       2       6
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Rob Astorino favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            13%    28%     3%    13%    16%    10%    11%    10%    16%
Unfavorable          11      1     19      9     13     10     14     10     11
Hvn't hrd enough     74     71     77     76     69     79     75     78     71
REFUSED               1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rob Astorino favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26
                     2014    2014    2013
 
Favorable            13       8      10
Unfavorable          11       6       5
Hvn't hrd enough     74      86      84
REFUSED               1       1       -
 
 
5. If the election for State Attorney General were being held today, and the candidates were Eric Schneiderman the Democrat and John Cahill the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Schneiderman         46%    10%    78%    35%    44%    48%    39%    52%    46%
Cahill               27     69      4     25     29     25     22     28     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      -      1      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      1      2      3      5      2      2
DK/NA                24     19     16     38     25     24     34     18     24
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Eric Schneiderman favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            30%    12%    43%    27%    32%    27%    24%    32%    30%
Unfavorable          10     18      3     11     13      6      8     10     10
Hvn't hrd enough     59     69     54     60     54     65     67     58     59
REFUSED               1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -      1
 
 
7. Is your opinion of John Cahill favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable            14%    26%     6%    16%    16%    12%    15%    14%    13%
Unfavorable           6      1      8      6      7      5      8      7      5
Hvn't hrd enough     78     72     84     78     75     82     77     77     80
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      2      1      -      2      1
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              59%    39%    78%    54%    57%    60%    58%    60%    59%
Disapprove           32     53     15     34     36     28     33     31     34
DK/NA                 9      9      7     12      7     12      9      9      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Jun 05
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2013
 
Approve              59      63      62      53      57      74      53
Disapprove           32      28      25      30      29      13      30
DK/NA                 9       8      14      17      15      13      17
 
 
8a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q8) Do you approve/disapprove...strongly or somewhat?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve strongly     21%     7%    31%    19%    21%    20%    22%    17%    24%
Approve somewhat     37     32     46     35     35     39     36     42     34
Disapprove somewhat  16     24     10     18     16     15     19     14     16
Disapprove strongly  16     28      5     17     20     12     14     16     17
DK/NA                10      9      7     12      7     13      9     10      9
 
 
9a. (If approve q8) What is the main reason you approve of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                            Approve Cuomo Q8
 
Budget/State finances        4
 
Taxes - General              3
Taxes - Property/Homeowners  1
 
Economy/Jobs                 6
 
State employee unions        1
 
Education/Teachers           5
 
Gun control                  1
 
Policies - General           2
Policies - Other specific    2
 
Handling Sandy               1
Fracking                     1
Gay Marriage/Gay Issues      1
 
Democrat/Party               2
Political Philosophy         3
Bi-partisan/
 Works with other party      4
 
Good job as Governor        10
Strong Leader/Person         2
Decisive                     1
Hard worker                  3
Smart/Capable/Competent      1
Effective/Gets things done   4
Good communication           1
 
Cares about people/State     8
Honest/Trustworthy           3
Just like him                5
 
Other                        9
DK/NA                       16
 
 
9b. (If disapprove q8) What is the main reason you disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                            Disapprove Cuomo Q8
 
Budget/State finances        2
 
Taxes - General              5
Taxes - Other specific       1
 
Economy/Jobs                 4
 
Unions - General             2
State employee unions        1
 
Education/Teachers          10
 
Gun control                 20
 
Policies - General           2
Policies - Other specific    5
 
Moreland Commission          1
Fracking                     3
Gay Marriage/Gay Issues      1
Abortion                     2
 
Democrat/Party               2
Political Philosophy         7
 
Poor job as Governor         3
Not Strong Leader/Person     1
Indecisive                   1
Ineffective/Doesn't get
 things done                 1
 
Doesn't care about 
 people/State 		     9
Not Honest/Not Trustworthy   4
Just Don't like him          4
 
Other                        5
DK/NA                        4
 
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              56%    39%    70%    56%    54%    58%    43%    60%    59%
Disapprove           26     44     11     25     30     22     23     25     28
DK/NA                18     17     19     19     16     20     35     15     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
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 08  Apr 15
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2004*   1999
 
Approve              56      61      60      59      64      69      51
Disapprove           26      24      30      30      26      16      22
DK/NA                18      15      10      11      10      15      28
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              53%    37%    68%    49%    52%    55%    50%    52%    58%
Disapprove           18     35      4     20     21     15     13     17     19
DK/NA                29     28     28     32     27     31     36     31     23
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Feb 17
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2009
 
Approve              53      58      57      55      57      61      28
Disapprove           18      19      24      24      21      18      10
DK/NA                29      23      19      21      21      21      62
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              50%    16%    78%    42%    48%    52%    57%    50%    47%
Disapprove           46     80     19     54     49     42     38     46     48
DK/NA                 4      4      4      4      3      6      5      3      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Apr 17  Feb 19  Aug 12
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2009    2011
 
Approve              50      52      47      55      55      72      45
Disapprove           46      44      49      41      41      17      49
DK/NA                 4       4       4       3       4      10       6
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              26%    17%    34%    25%    26%    26%    32%    25%    26%
Disapprove           55     67     46     56     58     53     48     57     58
DK/NA                18     16     19     19     16     21     20     18     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Dec 12  Sep 01
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2012    2010
 
Approve              26      28      34      27      30      35      15
Disapprove           55      57      53      60      57      46      75
DK/NA                18      15      13      13      12      18       9
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Thomas DiNapoli is handling his job as State Comptroller?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              36%    28%    42%    36%    39%    33%    26%    40%    39%
Disapprove           12     21      9      8     12     12     18     10     11
DK/NA                52     51     49     56     48     55     56     50     50
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Thomas DiNapoli is handling his job as State Comptroller?
                                                             APPROVE......
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Apr 06  Feb 17  Jan 15  Dec 24  May 21  Apr 4
                     2014    2009    2009    2009    2008    2014    2007
                                                                     
Approve              36      26      29      30      33      36      24
Disapprove           12      19      17      18      20      12      13
DK/NA                52      56      54      52      47      52      63
 
 
15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Eric Schneiderman is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              46%    28%    61%    43%    45%    46%    44%    48%    46%
Disapprove           18     30      8     18     22     14     20     15     19
DK/NA                37     41     31     39     33     40     36     37     35
 
 
16. Do you feel that Andrew Cuomo deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         55%    32%    76%    50%    53%    57%    60%    54%    54%
No/Does not          34     59     13     40     38     30     30     34     36
DK/NA                11      9     11     10      9     13     10     12     10
 
TREND: Do you feel that Andrew Cuomo deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05
                     2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Yes/Deserves         55      59      59      58
No/Does not          34      31      31      31
DK/NA                11      10      11      11
 
 
17. Do you feel that Thomas DiNapoli deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         34%    30%    41%    30%    37%    30%    29%    36%    35%
No/Does not          17     24      9     21     19     15     22     18     15
DK/NA                49     46     50     50     44     54     49     46     50
 
 
18. If the 2014 election for State Comptroller were being held today, do you think you would vote for Thomas DiNapoli the Democratic candidate or for the Republican candidate?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
DiNapoli             50%    16%    83%    38%    48%    53%    48%    55%    50%
Republican           29     75      4     28     32     26     34     26     28
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL)  5      3      4      7      4      5      2      6      5
DK/NA                16      6     10     27     16     16     16     14     17
 
 
19. Do you feel that Eric Schneiderman deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes/Deserves         38%    21%    51%    38%    40%    35%    40%    37%    38%
No/Does not          21     39     10     19     25     17     20     20     22
DK/NA                41     41     39     42     35     48     39     43     40
 
 
20. 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?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very satisfied        5%     3%     8%     5%     5%     5%     9%     5%     3%
Smwht satisfied      44     23     65     37     43     45     49     42     45
Smwht dissatisfied   27     32     19     34     26     28     26     28     25
Very dissatisfied    22     41      8     21     23     20     13     23     24
DK/NA                 2      -      1      3      2      1      2      1      2
 
TREND: In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT SAT
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Apr 17  Feb 25  Jun 23
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    1998    2010
 
Very satisfied        5       4       5       5       5      13       1
Smwht satisfied      44      47      45      45      40      60      18
Smwht dissatisfied   27      27      28      26      28      20      33
Very dissatisfied    22      21      22      23      26       7      47
DK/NA                 2       1       -       1       1       1       1
 
 
23. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling - taxes?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              41%    29%    54%    40%    46%    37%    41%    44%    42%
Disapprove           46     62     32     50     45     47     45     45     46
DK/NA                13      9     14     10      9     16     14     11     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling taxes?
                     May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              41      45
Disapprove           46      43
DK/NA                13      12
 
 
24. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling - the economy and jobs?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              49%    29%    66%    45%    53%    46%    45%    55%    48%
Disapprove           40     61     24     45     39     42     46     37     42
DK/NA                10     10     10     10      9     12      9      9     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the economy and jobs?
                     May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              49      46
Disapprove           40      45
DK/NA                10       9
 
 
25. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling - gun policy?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              42%    23%    58%    39%    40%    44%    40%    44%    42%
Disapprove           41     64     21     46     48     34     42     40     42
DK/NA                17     12     21     15     12     22     18     16     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling gun policy?
                     May 21  Feb 13  Apr 17  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Approve              42      44      52      49
Disapprove           41      39      38      38
DK/NA                17      17      10      13
 
 
27. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling - energy and the environment?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              47%    37%    62%    41%    46%    47%    50%    47%    47%
Disapprove           36     49     21     40     41     31     36     35     35
DK/NA                18     14     17     19     13     22     14     18     18
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling energy and the environment?
                     May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              47      49
Disapprove           36      32
DK/NA                18      19
 
 
29. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling - the issue of same-sex marriage?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              56%    34%    69%    59%    56%    55%    64%    63%    47%
Disapprove           26     48     14     21     28     25     19     20     33
DK/NA                18     18     17     20     16     20     17     16     19
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the issue of same-sex marriage?
                     May 21  May 31
                     2014    2012
 
Approve              56      42
Disapprove           26      29
DK/NA                18      29
 
 
30. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  74%    60%    87%    68%    73%    74%    68%    75%    77%
No                   21     36      9     26     23     20     21     21     20
DK/NA                 5      4      5      6      4      6     10      4      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Andrew Cuomo has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     May 21  Feb 13  May 01
                     2014    2014    2002
 
Yes                  74      75      32
No                   21      21      32
DK/NA                 5       5      36
 
 
31. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  57%    45%    72%    50%    57%    58%    45%    62%    61%
No                   31     46     16     38     34     29     37     30     30
DK/NA                11      9     12     11      9     13     19      8      9
 
TREND: Would you say that Andrew Cuomo is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     May 21  Feb 13  Jul 31
                     2014    2014    2007
 
Yes                  57      62      58
No                   31      30      20
DK/NA                11       8      22
 
 
32. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  50%    36%    68%    43%    47%    53%    48%    48%    54%
No                   43     60     23     52     47     40     43     45     42
DK/NA                 7      4     10      5      6      8      9      7      5
 
TREND: Would you say that Andrew Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  50      51
No                   43      42
DK/NA                 7       7
 
 
33. Do you think Andrew Cuomo is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Liberal              27%    59%     5%    30%    32%    23%    27%    26%    30%
Conservative         14      5     21     12     14     14     21     13     12
About right          49     28     63     49     47     51     41     53     49
DK/NA                10      7     11     10      7     13     11      8      9
 
TREND: Do you think Andrew Cuomo is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014
 
Liberal              27      27
Conservative         14       8
About right          49      55
DK/NA                10      10
 
 
34. Would you describe the state of New York State's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             2%     -      2%     2%     3%     1%     4%     1%     1%
Good                 33     16     46     33     38     28     42     35     29
Not so good          41     42     39     42     37     45     38     41     42
Poor                 23     41     11     22     21     25     16     22     25
DK/NA                 2      -      2      2      2      1      -      1      3
 
TREND: Would you describe the state of New York State's economy these days as excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                             EXCLNT+GOOD...
                                                             High    Low
                     May 21  Jan 26  Apr 07  Feb 19  Jan 15  Mar 29  Apr 07
                     2014    2011    2009    2009    2009    2006    2009
 
Excellent             2       1       -       1       -       2       -
Good                 33      10       4       4       7      35       4
Not so good          41      44      40      40      40      40      40
Poor                 23      45      55      55      52      22      55
DK/NA                 2       1       1       1       1       2       1
 
 
35a. (If economy excellent/good q34) How much credit do you give Governor Cuomo for the state of New York State's economy; a lot, some, not much, or none at all?
                     Economy excellent/Good Q34
 
A lot                19%
Some                 67
Not much              9
None at all           3
DK/NA                 3
 
 
35b. (If economy not so good/poor q34) How much blame do you give Governor Cuomo for the state of New York State's economy; a lot, some, not much, or none at all?
                     Economy not so good/Poor Q34
 
A lot                13%
Some                 52
Not much             27
None at all           6
DK/NA                 3
 
 
36. Do you think New York State's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               31%    13%    43%    29%    37%    25%    35%    33%    28%
Worse                21     35     11     21     16     26     10     20     25
The same             46     49     43     48     46     47     52     45     45
DK/NA                 2      3      2      1      1      3      3      1      2
 
TREND: Do you think New York State's economy is getting better, getting worse, or staying about the same?
                     May 21  Jan 26  Apr 07
                     2014    2011    2009
 
Better               31      16       5
Worse                21      35      56
The same             46      46      37
DK/NA                 2       3       2
 
 
37. Compared with four years ago, do you think New York State's economy is better today, worse today, or about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better               42%    23%    57%    41%    48%    37%    54%    41%    39%
Worse                22     35     13     20     19     25     19     22     24
About the same       34     41     29     38     32     36     26     36     36
DK/NA                 2      -      1      1      1      2      1      1      2
 
 
38. Compared with four years ago, are you and your family financially better off today, worse off today, or about the same?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Better off           23%    13%    33%    21%    29%    18%    39%    26%    14%
Worse off            25     38     16     23     23     26     19     23     29
About the same       51     49     51     56     47     55     41     51     56
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      -      2      -      -
 
 

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