January 25, 2002 - Bush Gets Sky-High Approval In New York, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Schumer, Clinton Both Running Strong
New York State voters approve 80 - 16 percent of the job President Bush is doing, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Democrats approve of Bush 69 - 25 percent, while Republicans approve 97 - 2 percent and independent voters approve 78 - 19 percent.

In a November 14, 2001, poll by the independent Quinnipiac University, Bush got an 82 - 15 percent approval among New York State voters. In an April 26, 2001, poll, prior to the September 11 terrorist attacks, Bush's New York State approval was 50 - 40 percent.

Sen. Charles Schumer has a 63 - 17 percent approval, similar to his 64 - 16 percent approval November 14.

Sen. Hillary Clinton has a 55 - 31 percent approval, compared to her 54 - 34 percent rating November 14.

"Candidate Bush was so far behind in New York that he didn't even campaign here, and got 35 percent of the 2000 presidential vote in the state. Since the terrorist attack, his poll numbers have been stratospheric. No doubt, New Yorkers think Bush is presidential," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

From January 14 - 21, Quinnipiac University surveyed 893 New York State registered voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and nationwide as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?

                       Tot  UPS  NYC  Sub  Rep  Dem  Ind  Wht  Blk  Men  Wom


Approve 63% 63% 58% 68% 64% 66% 61% 66% 53% 62% 63%

Disapprove 17 15 18 17 17 16 16 15 24 19 15

DK/NA 21 22 24 15 19 18 23 18 22 18 23

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Hillary Rodham Clinton is handling her job as United States Senator?

                       Tot  UPS  NYC  Sub  Rep  Dem  Ind  Wht  Blk  Men  Wom


Approve 55% 50% 70% 42% 34% 76% 52% 47% 86% 50% 59%

Disapprove 31 35 18 44 54 12 33 38 4 37 26

DK/NA 14 14 13 14 12 12 15 15 10 12 15

4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as President?
                       Tot  UPS  NYC  Sub  Rep  Dem  Ind  Wht  Blk  Men  Wom


Approve 80% 83% 73% 86% 97% 69% 78% 84% 58% 84% 77%

Disapprove 16 14 23 12 2 25 19 13 35 13 19

DK/NA 4 4 4 3 1 5 3 4 7 3 4