August 20, 2014 - Gov. Cuomo Is Part Of New York Corruption Problem, More Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; But Issue Has No Impact As Gov Tops Challenger 2-1
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Government corruption in New York State is a very or somewhat serious problem, 83 percent of voters say, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem, 48 percent of voters say, while 41 percent say he is part of the solution, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In his bid for reelection, Gov. Cuomo tops Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican challenger, 56 - 28 percent, virtually unchanged from a 57 - 28 percent lead in a May 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

New York State voters approve 57 - 38 percent of the job Cuomo is doing, and say 56 - 36 percent that he deserves reelection, little changed from the May 21 findings.

Cuomo gets a 55 - 36 percent favorability rating, compared to Astorino's 25 - 22 percent favorability, but 51 percent don't know enough about Astorino to form an opinion of him.

Even less well known are Zephyr Teachout, facing Cuomo on the Democratic primary ballot, who gets an 88-percent don't-know-enough score, and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party general election candidate, with 89 percent who don't know enough.

Voters disapprove 50 - 39 percent of the way Cuomo is handling ethics in government, but say 50 - 40 percent that he is honest and trustworthy. Voters say 49 - 31 percent that the governor would do a better job than Astorino handling ethics in government.

"As they have in the past, voters say government corruption is a big New York problem. How is Gov. Andrew Cuomo doing in handling ethics problems? Not too hot, voters say. In fact, voters say he's part of the problem, not part of the solution," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

"Is the governor's race all over? Did it ever start? Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino gets only the standard Republican numbers. Voters give Gov. Cuomo a big lead and say he deserves reelection."

"First, Cuomo has the primary challenge from Zephyr Teachout, who's about as anonymous as a candidate can be," Carroll added.

Of the 51 percent of New York State voters who have read or heard anything about the governor's decision to end the Moreland Commission, which was investigating government corruption, 77 percent say the shutdown was a political deal with legislative leaders while 11 percent say the decision was good government. Even Democrats say 68 - 15 percent it was a political deal.

Investigations started by the Moreland Commission should be completed by federal prosecutors, voters say 46 - 5 percent, with 46 percent who haven't heard enough about it.

Voters say 37 - 8 percent, including 28 - 11 percent among Democrats, that the Cuomo Administration interfered with the Moreland Commission, but 53 percent don't know enough about it. Voters say 33 - 9 percent that the governor's office pressured Moreland Commission members to say there was no interference, but 54 percent don't know enough about it.

"Voters who know about it say overwhelmingly it was a political deal, not good government, when Cuomo killed the Moreland investigating commission. More than one-third of voters also think that the governor's office interfered with the commission," Carroll said.

"But unlike politicians and pundits, voters aren't giving it a lot of thought."

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli leads Bob Antonacci, the Republican challenger, 54 - 22 percent. DiNapoli gets a 45 - 19 percent approval rating and voters say 43 - 22 percent that he deserves to be reelected. Both candidates are little-known: 51 percent of voters don't know enough about DiNapoli to form an opinion of him and 77 percent don't know enough about Antonacci.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman also is over the 50 percent mark in his reelection bid, leading Republican challenger John Cahill 51 - 29 percent. Voters approve 51 - 22 percent of the job Schneiderman is doing and say 44 - 24 percent he deserves reelection. The Democrat gets a 41 - 10 percent favorability rating, with 48 percent who don't know enough. For Cahill, 72 percent don't know enough to form an opinion.

From August 14 - 17, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,034 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 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                56%    22%    85%    49%    51%    61%    59%    57%    56%
Astorino             28     67      3     30     33     23     21     28     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      2      2      1      2      2      1      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      3      3      2      2      3      2      2
DK/NA                13      9      7     17     13     12     14     12     12
 
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?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26
                     2014    2014    2014    2013
 
Cuomo                56      57      58      56
Astorino             28      28      24      25
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       2       2       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2       3       2
DK/NA                13      12      13      15
 
 
2. If the election for Governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat, Rob Astorino the Republican, and Howie Hawkins the Green Party candidate, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                52%    21%    82%    42%    47%    57%    53%    51%    54%
Astorino             27     65      3     29     32     22     22     26     28
Hawkins               7      4      6      9      7      6     13      6      6
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1      -      -      1      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      3      2      2      3      2      2
DK/NA                12      8      7     17     12     12     10     15     10
 
 
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%    28%    78%    47%    50%    59%    49%    60%    53%
Unfavorable          36     63     13     43     40     33     34     35     39
Hvn't hrd enough      6      6      7      5      6      6     13      4      5
REFUSED               3      3      2      5      4      2      4      2      4
 
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
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Mar 19  Jun 24  Jan 26
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2009*   2011**
 
Favorable            55      55      59      55      52      63      47
Unfavorable          36      30      28      27      27      15      11
Hvn't hrd enough      6      11      10      14      17      20      36
REFUSED               3       3       3       3       3       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            25%    48%     8%    31%    31%    19%    24%    25%    24%
Unfavorable          22      5     37     18     21     23     20     23     24
Hvn't hrd enough     51     46     54     49     46     56     53     51     50
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      2      2      1      2
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Rob Astorino favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26
                     2014    2014    2014    2013
 
Favorable            25      13       8      10
Unfavorable          22      11       6       5
Hvn't hrd enough     51      74      86      84
REFUSED               1       1       1       -
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Howie Hawkins 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             6%     4%     6%     6%     6%     5%     9%     5%     5%
Unfavorable           5      3      4      6      7      3      7      4      5
Hvn't hrd enough     89     93     89     87     86     92     83     89     90
REFUSED               -      -      1      -      1      -      -      1      -
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Zephyr Teachout favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Favorable             6%     3%     9%     6%     7%     6%     8%     5%     8%
Unfavorable           5      4      5      4      8      2      4      5      5
Hvn't hrd enough     88     92     85     89     85     91     87     90     86
REFUSED               -      1      1      -      -      -      -      -      1
 
 
7. 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         51%    14%    83%    44%    52%    50%    61%    52%    50%
Cahill               29     73      3     29     31     27     18     30     32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      3      2      1      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      2      3      1      2      3      2      1
DK/NA                17     13     11     21     14     20     16     16     16
 
TREND: 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?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Schneiderman         51      46
Cahill               29      27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2       2
DK/NA                17      24
 
 
8. 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            41%    10%    60%    39%    45%    37%    49%    40%    41%
Unfavorable          10     20      2     15     13      8      8     12      9
Hvn't hrd enough     48     69     37     46     42     54     43     48     48
REFUSED               1      1      1      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of Eric Schneiderman favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Favorable            41      30
Unfavorable          10      10
Hvn't hrd enough     48      59
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
9. 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            19%    36%     9%    18%    21%    16%    10%    20%    20%
Unfavorable           9      -     14      9     11      8     11     10      7
Hvn't hrd enough     72     63     76     73     67     76     79     70     72
REFUSED               1      2      -      -      1      -      -      -      1
 
TREND: Is your opinion of John Cahill favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Favorable            19      14
Unfavorable           9       6
Hvn't hrd enough     72      78
REFUSED               1       1
 
 
10. If the election for State Comptroller were being held today, and the candidates were Thomas DiNapoli the Democrat and Bob Antonacci the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
DiNapoli             54%    27%    82%    45%    57%    52%    54%    59%    53%
Antonacci            22     57      3     21     21     23     19     23     24
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      -      1      -      1      2      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      -      1      3      1      2      1      1      1
DK/NA                22     15     14     30     20     23     24     17     22
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Thomas DiNapoli 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            39%    27%    48%    37%    42%    36%    28%    43%    42%
Unfavorable           9     20      3     10     12      7     10      8     11
Hvn't hrd enough     51     52     48     53     45     57     62     49     47
REFUSED               1      1      -      1      -      1      -      -      1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Bob Antonacci 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%    24%     9%    13%    15%    12%    15%    11%    16%
Unfavorable           9      3     15      6     11      7     10     11      7
Hvn't hrd enough     77     73     76     81     74     81     75     77     77
REFUSED               -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
 
23. 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              57%    34%    76%    49%    53%    60%    53%    58%    58%
Disapprove           38     62     19     43     41     34     41     37     38
DK/NA                 5      3      5      8      6      5      6      6      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Dec 12  Jun 05
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2012    2013
 
Approve              57      59      63      62      53      74      53
Disapprove           38      32      28      25      30      13      30
DK/NA                 5       9       8      14      17      13      17
 
 
23a. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove q23) Do you approve/disapprove...strongly or somewhat?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve strongly     24%    11%    37%    18%    22%    26%    18%    24%    28%
Approve somewhat     32     23     38     30     30     34     35     33     29
Disapprove somewhat  16     21     12     19     17     15     15     13     19
Disapprove strongly  22     41      7     25     23     20     24     23     19
DK/NA                 6      3      6      9      7      6      8      6      5
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? COMBINED WITH: (If approve/disapprove) Do you approve/disapprove...strongly or somewhat?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Approve strongly     24      21
Approve somewhat     32      37
Disapprove somewhat  16      16
Disapprove strongly  22      16
DK/NA                 6      10
 
 
27. 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%    22%    34%    22%    29%    24%    33%    30%    22%
Disapprove           61     67     53     66     63     59     57     60     63
DK/NA                13     11     13     12      8     17     11     11     14
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 27  Jun 05  Dec 12  Sep 01
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    2012    2010
 
Approve              26      26      28      34      27      35      15
Disapprove           61      55      57      53      60      46      75
DK/NA                13      18      15      13      13      18       9
 
 
28. 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              45%    37%    54%    42%    46%    43%    40%    44%    50%
Disapprove           19     30     13     15     19     19     22     23     14
DK/NA                36     34     33     43     35     38     37     33     36
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Thomas DiNapoli is handling his job as State Comptroller?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 20  May 21  Apr 06  Feb 17  Jan 15  Aug 20  Apr 04
                     2014    2014    2009    2009    2009    2014    2007
                                                                     
Approve              45      36      26      29      30      45      24
Disapprove           19      12      19      17      18      19      13
DK/NA                36      52      56      54      52      36      63
 
 
29. 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              51%    37%    65%    43%    51%    50%    54%    51%    52%
Disapprove           22     34     11     26     27     18     22     24     19
DK/NA                27     29     23     31     22     32     24     25     29
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Eric Schneiderman is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Approve              51      46
Disapprove           22      18
DK/NA                27      37
 
 
30. 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         56%    30%    78%    50%    52%    59%    54%    58%    55%
No/Does not          36     66     15     37     39     34     35     35     38
DK/NA                 8      4      8     13      9      8     11      8      7
 
TREND: Do you feel that Andrew Cuomo deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Yes/Deserves         56      55      59      59      58
No/Does not          36      34      31      31      31
DK/NA                 8      11      10      11      11
 
 
31. 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         43%    37%    50%    41%    46%    40%    33%    47%    46%
No/Does not          22     30     16     20     23     20     31     19     20
DK/NA                36     33     34     39     31     40     36     34     34
 
TREND: Do you feel that Thomas DiNapoli deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Yes/Deserves         43      34
No/Does not          22      17
DK/NA                36      49
 
 
32. 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         44%    29%    58%    39%    44%    44%    44%    45%    47%
No/Does not          24     38     14     24     29     19     31     22     21
DK/NA                32     33     28     37     26     37     25     33     32
 
TREND: Do you feel that Eric Schneiderman deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Aug 20  May 21
                     2014    2014
 
Yes/Deserves         44      38
No/Does not          24      21
DK/NA                32      41
 
 
33. 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%     1%     8%     4%     6%     4%     3%     5%     7%
Smwht satisfied      43     27     60     37     39     47     41     48     42
Smwht dissatisfied   27     35     20     30     30     25     24     25     29
Very dissatisfied    24     38     11     28     25     24     32     22     22
DK/NA                 -      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      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
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Nov 26  Jun 05  Feb 25  Jun 23
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013    1998    2010
 
Very satisfied        5       5       4       5       5      13       1
Smwht satisfied      43      44      47      45      45      60      18
Smwht dissatisfied   27      27      27      28      26      20      33
Very dissatisfied    24      22      21      22      23       7      47
DK/NA                 -       2       1       -       1       1       1
 
 
34. 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              44%    25%    58%    42%    42%    45%    42%    44%    44%
Disapprove           48     67     34     48     50     46     44     50     47
DK/NA                 9      8      8     10      8      9     14      6      9
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling taxes?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              44      41      45
Disapprove           48      46      43
DK/NA                 9      13      12
 
 
35. 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              53%    33%    69%    51%    51%    55%    51%    55%    55%
Disapprove           41     61     27     42     44     38     44     42     38
DK/NA                 6      6      4      7      5      6      5      3      7
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the economy and jobs?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              53      49      46
Disapprove           41      40      45
DK/NA                 6      10       9
 
 
36. 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              44%    22%    64%    38%    41%    47%    41%    46%    44%
Disapprove           44     64     26     51     50     38     51     44     41
DK/NA                12     14     11     11      9     15      8     10     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling gun policy?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Apr 17  Mar 19
                     2014    2014    2014    2013    2013
 
Approve              44      42      44      52      49
Disapprove           44      41      39      38      38
DK/NA                12      17      17      10      13
 
 
37. 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              51%    35%    69%    44%    48%    54%    62%    53%    47%
Disapprove           35     49     22     39     40     31     26     35     38
DK/NA                13     16      9     17     12     14     12     11     16
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling energy and the environment?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              51      47      49
Disapprove           35      36      32
DK/NA                13      18      19
 
 
38. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling - ethics in government?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Approve              39%    27%    54%    31%    37%    41%    42%    41%    38%
Disapprove           50     64     37     56     55     46     46     50     51
DK/NA                10      9     10     14      8     13     12      9     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling ethics in government?
                     Aug 20  May 22  Feb 13
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Approve              39      48      52
Disapprove           50      34      31
DK/NA                10      18      17
 
 
39. 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                  72%    58%    85%    64%    65%    78%    64%    74%    72%
No                   26     39     13     33     31     21     31     24     25
DK/NA                 3      3      2      3      4      2      5      2      3
 
TREND: Would you say that Andrew Cuomo has strong leadership qualities or not?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  May 01
                     2014    2014    2014    2002
 
Yes                  72      74      75      32
No                   26      21      21      32
DK/NA                 3       5       5      36
 
 
40. 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                  50%    31%    68%    40%    47%    53%    48%    48%    52%
No                   40     60     24     48     44     37     38     43     39
DK/NA                10      9      8     11      9     11     14      9      9
 
TREND: Would you say that Andrew Cuomo is honest and trustworthy or not?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13  Jul 31
                     2014    2014    2014    2007
 
Yes                  50      57      62      58
No                   40      31      30      20
DK/NA                10      11       8      22
 
 
41. 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%    34%    67%    41%    48%    52%    47%    55%    48%
No                   44     62     27     51     47     42     47     41     46
DK/NA                 6      4      5      8      6      6      7      4      6
 
TREND: Would you say that Andrew Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Yes                  50      50      51
No                   44      43      42
DK/NA                 6       7       7
 
 
42. 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              29%    65%     7%    34%    33%    26%    25%    31%    30%
Conservative         10      3     12      7     10      9     11     10      9
About right          52     28     75     44     48     55     50     53     52
DK/NA                 9      4      6     15      9     10     14      6      9
 
TREND: Do you think Andrew Cuomo is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                     Aug 20  May 21  Feb 13
                     2014    2014    2014
 
Liberal              29      27      27
Conservative         10      14       8
About right          52      49      55
DK/NA                 9      10      10
 
 
43. Would you say that Rob Astorino - has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  29%    46%    16%    33%    34%    25%    34%    30%    26%
No                   23     15     33     17     21     25     23     24     24
DK/NA                48     39     51     50     45     50     43     45     50
 
 
44. Would you say that Rob Astorino - is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  30%    47%    21%    30%    35%    26%    34%    29%    30%
No                   21     16     26     19     20     23     25     24     19
DK/NA                48     37     53     51     45     51     41     47     52
 
 
45. Would you say that Rob Astorino - 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                  27%    46%    13%    29%    30%    23%    27%    30%    24%
No                   31     19     42     24     31     31     31     31     31
DK/NA                42     35     45     47     38     45     42     39     45
 
 
46. Do you think Rob Astorino is too liberal, too conservative, or about right?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Liberal               6%     9%     6%     4%     7%     5%     3%     7%     7%
Conservative         21      5     34     18     21     22     22     24     20
About right          32     55     19     31     36     29     38     34     29
DK/NA                40     31     41     46     36     44     36     35     45
 
 
47. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - the economy and jobs, Cuomo or Astorino?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                56%    25%    84%    46%    52%    60%    55%    59%    56%
Astorino             28     60      5     32     34     22     26     29     26
DK/NA                16     15     11     22     14     18     18     11     19
 
 
48. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - taxes, Cuomo or Astorino?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                52%    24%    79%    41%    48%    56%    50%    56%    52%
Astorino             31     61      9     38     38     26     31     33     29
DK/NA                16     15     12     21     14     18     19     11     19
 
 
49. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - gun policy, Cuomo or Astorino?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                50%    20%    77%    39%    47%    53%    50%    52%    50%
Astorino             31     63      8     37     38     25     35     32     29
DK/NA                18     17     15     25     15     21     15     16     21
 
 
50. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - energy and the environment, Cuomo or Astorino?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                58%    29%    83%    47%    55%    60%    65%    60%    55%
Astorino             25     53      5     28     29     20     26     24     24
DK/NA                18     18     13     25     16     19      9     16     21
 
 
51. Regardless of who you may support, who do you think would do a better job handling - ethics in government, Cuomo or Astorino?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Cuomo                49%    23%    73%    35%    42%    55%    50%    50%    49%
Astorino             31     61     11     36     38     24     29     33     29
DK/NA                20     16     16     29     20     21     21     18     22
 
 
54. Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Support              41%    22%    54%    38%    45%    36%    34%    42%    43%
Oppose               52     70     40     54     49     54     58     52     49
DK/NA                 8      8      6      8      6      9      9      6      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
                     Aug 20  May 22  Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  May 22  Jun 05
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2014    2013*
 
Support              41      46      38      37      37      46      37
Oppose               52      44      52      53      53      44      53
DK/NA                 8       9      10       9      10       9       9
 
 
55. How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in New York State today; is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Very serious         42%    40%    36%    49%    43%    41%    45%    41%    40%
Smwht serious        41     44     41     41     39     43     34     40     45
Not too serious      14     13     19      8     14     14     21     17     10
Not a problem at all  1      3      1      -      2      1      -      2      2
DK/NA                 2      1      2      2      2      2      -      1      3
 
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?
                                                             VERY+SMWHT....
                                                             High    Low
                     Aug 20  May 22  Nov 27  Jun 05  Apr 17  Apr 17  Nov 06
                     2014    2014    2013    2013    2013    2013    2003
 
Very serious         42      36      41      51      48      48      28
Smwht serious        41      45      41      35      39      39      44
Not too serious      14      14      13       8       8       8      19
Not a problem at all  1       1       1       1       2       2       3
DK/NA                 2       5       4       5       3       3       5
 
 
56. How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Excellent             4%     3%     6%     2%     4%     4%     2%     3%     5%
Good                 39     29     51     31     34     44     33     43     39
Not so good          29     38     28     26     27     31     35     27     30
Poor                 23     26     12     33     31     16     22     23     21
DK/NA                 5      4      4      9      5      6      8      4      5
 
 
57. When thinking about the problem of ethics in government, do you think - Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem or part of the solution?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Problem              48%    68%    30%    54%    54%    42%    51%    48%    47%
Solution             41     25     58     34     37     46     36     46     41
DK/NA                11      8     12     12      9     12     13      6     12
 
 
58. When thinking about the problem of ethics in government, do you think - Rob Astorino is part of the problem or part of the solution?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Problem              27%    13%    36%    23%    25%    28%    34%    28%    24%
Solution             32     57     15     35     39     25     26     36     30
DK/NA                41     30     49     42     36     46     39     36     45
 
 
59. Have you heard or read anything about Governor Cuomo's decision to end the Moreland commission which was investigating government corruption?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  51%    50%    49%    57%    59%    44%    39%    47%    60%
No                   45     46     46     41     39     50     59     48     35
DK/NA                 4      4      5      3      3      6      2      4      4
 
TREND: Have you heard or read anything about Governor Cuomo's decision to end the Moreland commission which was investigating government corruption?
                     Aug 20  May 22
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  51      24
No                   45      73
DK/NA                 4       4
 
 
60. (If yes q59) Do you think Governor Cuomo's decision to end the Moreland commission was a decision based on good government, or was it a political deal with legislative leaders?
                     HEARD/READ MORELAND COMMISSION END Q59
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom
 
Good government      11%    10%    15%     8%     8%    14%
A political deal     77     83     68     83     83     70 
DK/NA                12      7     17      9      8     16 
 
TREND: (If yes) Do you think Governor Cuomo's decision to end the Moreland commission was a decision based on good government, or was it a political deal with legislative leaders?
                     HEARD/READ MORELAND COMMISSION END
                     Aug 20  May 22
                     2014    2014
 
Good government      11      10
A political deal     77      78
DK/NA                12      12
 
 
61. Do you think that investigations into state government corruption that were started by the Moreland commission should be completed by federal prosecutors or don't you think so, or haven't you heard enough about it to decide?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  46%    48%    43%    52%    56%    37%    36%    49%    48%
No                    5      7      3      4      4      5      2      5      5
Hvn't hrd enough     46     44     50     40     38     54     59     43     44
DK/NA                 3      2      4      3      2      4      3      4      2
 
TREND: Do you think that investigations into state government corruption that were started by the Moreland commission should be completed by federal prosecutors or don't you think so, or haven't you heard enough about it to decide?
                     Aug 20  May 22
                     2014    2014
 
Yes                  46      31
No                    5       2
Hvn't hrd enough     46      64
DK/NA                 3       3
 
 
62. Do you think that the Cuomo administration interfered in the commission's work, or don't you think so, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  37%    44%    28%    43%    43%    31%    25%    36%    42%
No                    8      5     11      5     10      6      4      9      9
Hvn't hrd enough     53     48     58     50     46     60     71     54     45
DK/NA                 3      3      3      2      2      4      1      1      4
 
 
63. Do you think the governor's office pressured commissioners to issue statements saying the administration had not interfered in its investigations, or don't you think so, or haven't you heard enough about it?
                                                               AGE IN YRS.......
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    18-34  35-54  55+
 
Yes                  33%    41%    25%    36%    38%    29%    21%    34%    37%
No                    9      4     13      8     10      8     12      8      9
Hvn't hrd enough     54     53     57     53     50     58     67     53     50
DK/NA                 4      3      5      3      3      5      1      4      5
 
 

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