February 15, 2012 - Cuomo, Obama In New York State Of Mind, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Big Gender Gap On Casino Constitutional Amendment

Word format

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Barack Obama are on top in New York with high approval and/or reelection numbers, while U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand falls below the 50 percent approval mark, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Gov. Cuomo gets a 69 - 19 percent job approval rating, including 64 - 21 percent among Republicans. This compares to Cuomo's 68 - 17 percent approval in a December 20 survey and continues his trend as having the best job rating of any governor in the seven states surveyed by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.

Approval is strong among every group, 68 - 20 percent among women, 72 - 17 percent among men, 75 - 16 percent among Democrats, 71 - 15 percent among independent voters, 69 - 18 percent upstate, 71 - 16 percent in New York City and 67 - 24 percent in the suburbs.

With strong agreement among all groups, 64 percent of voters like Cuomo as a person.

Sen. Gillibrand gets a 47 - 26 percent approval rating, falling below the 50-percent mark after a string of + 50 percent approval ratings late last year.

Approval is 60 - 13 percent among Democrats and 48 - 26 percent among independent voters while Republicans disapprove 43 - 33 percent.

"When will the honeymoon end? Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job approval numbers moved up last year and they stay up. New Yorkers like him as a person and, equally, they like his policies," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"While there is no strong Republican challenger in the running so far, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has struggled for two years to stay above that 50 percent job approval mark. The rough and tumble of a reelection campaign could take its toll."

New York State voters give President Obama a 50 - 46 percent job approval rating, unchanged from his 50 - 45 percent score December 21. Voters also say 50 - 45 percent that Obama deserves to be reelected.

Obama leads head-to-head matchups over possible Republican challengers:
  • 52 - 35 percent over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney;
  • 57 - 31 percent over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich;
  • 53 - 35 percent over former Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum.
Romney leads the Republican presidential primary pack with 32 percent, followed by Santorum with 20 percent, Paul with 14 percent and Gingrich with 10 percent.

"New York is blue. Voters give President Barack Obama only fair marks - on doing his job and whether he deserves to keep it - but he trounces the current Republican crop," Carroll said. "New York Republicans don't seem to be joining the 'anyone-but-Romney' dance."

Voters approve 60 - 29 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is doing.

Casino Gambling

Voters support 54 - 38 percent the creation of Atlantic City-style casinos in New York. Support for the constitutional amendment needed to create casinos drops to 50 - 42 percent.

Women are split on the constitutional amendment with 47 percent opposed and 44 percent in favor. Men support it 56 - 38 percent. Voters without a college degree support an amendment 52 - 41 percent while voters with a degree are mixed 46 - 44 percent.

Voters support 49 - 39 percent a proposal for a conventions center and casino at Aqueduct Race Track in Queens. Women support this measure 45 - 41 percent while men support it 54 - 36 percent. Voters with college degrees back the plan 50 - 39 percent.

Voters believe 50 - 37 percent that the proposal will cost the government "a lot of money," but they feel 60 - 31 percent that it will be good for New York's economy.

From February 8 - 13, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,233 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.8 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 399 registered Republicans with a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percent.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

1. (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS....................................
                                                        TEA PARTY
                     Tot    Men    Wom    Con    Mod    Yes    No
 
Gingrich             10%    12%     8%    17%     2%    20%     8%
Romney               32     36     29     30     37     20     37
Santorum             20     17     23     26     14     34     15
Paul                 14     16     11     16     10     18     13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      1      -      2      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      2      7      2      7      1      6
DK/NA                18     14     21     10     27      8     20
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <50K  50-100 >100K
 
Gingrich              7%    12%     9%    14%    10%    10%    11%     9%
Romney               42     27     38     24     28     28     25     44
Santorum             19     21     13     25     24     17     31     13
Paul                 11     15     22     11      9     14     14     13
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      1      3      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      7      3      3      4      6      5      4      5
DK/NA                12     21     15     21     22     25     13     16
 
TREND: (If Registered Republican) If the Republican primary for President were being held today, and the candidates were: Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Ron Paul, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     REGISTERED REPUBLICANS
                     Feb 15  Dec 21
                     2012    2011
 
Gingrich             10      29
Romney               32      26
Santorum             20       3
Paul                 14       9
Bachmann             na       4
Huntsman             na       5
Perry                na       1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1       2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5       4
DK/NA                18      16
 
 
2. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and - Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                52%    12%    85%    44%    48%    55%    41%    91%
Romney               35     81      7     35     40     31     46      2
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      -      3      2      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      1      2     11      6      3      5      1
DK/NA                 7      4      6      8      5      9      7      7
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Obama                55%    49%    53%    55%    49%    54%    58%    51%    53%
Romney               32     37     31     35     43     29     32     36     40
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      3      1      2      1      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      5      5      4      3      7      5      4      3
DK/NA                 8      6      9      4      4      8      4      8      4
 
                     WHITE...................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                 BornAgnEvngl  Mltry Union
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     HsHld HsHld
 
Obama                50%    35%    34%    34%    21%    38%    42%    54%
Romney               40     51     51     54     62     50     41     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      2      2      2      6      1      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      5      3      5      5      4      5      4
DK/NA                 6      7      9      5      6      6      8      8
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Mitt Romney the Republican, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     Feb 15  Dec 21
                     2012    2011
 
Obama                52      53
Romney               35      35
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       2
DK/NA                 7       7
 
 
3. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and - Newt Gingrich the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                57%    20%    89%    49%    53%    60%    46%    94%
Gingrich             31     72      5     29     35     28     42      -
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      3      2      2      2      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      2     10      5      3      4      -
DK/NA                 6      5      5      8      5      7      6      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Obama                62%    54%    60%    58%    53%    58%    60%    58%    61%
Gingrich             27     33     27     31     36     24     30     34     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      2      2      2      2      2      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      4      4      4      4      7      1      3      4
DK/NA                 5      7      7      5      6      9      8      4      3
 
                     WHITE...................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                 BornAgnEvngl  Mltry Union
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     HsHld HsHld
 
Obama                56%    40%    39%    40%    24%    43%    49%    56%
Gingrich             33     47     48     49     59     47     36     31
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      3      3      2      6      2      4      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      4      3      4      5      3      4      2
DK/NA                 5      7      7      6      6      6      8      9
 
TREND: If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and Newt Gingrich the Republican, for whom would you vote? (2011 wording referenced "2012 election")
                     Feb 15  Dec 21
                     2012    2011
 
Obama                57      55%
Gingrich             31      32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2       3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4       3
DK/NA                 6       8
 
 
4. If the election for President were being held today, and the candidates were Barack Obama the Democrat and - Rick Santorum the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Obama                53%    16%    85%    46%    49%    56%    42%    92%
Santorum             35     78      6     36     41     30     46      1
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      -      2      2      1      1      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      2      2      8      3      3      3      1
DK/NA                 7      3      6      9      5      9      8      6
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Obama                58%    50%    56%    55%    48%    55%    57%    53%    56%
Santorum             30     38     30     36     41     28     33     37     36
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      1      1      1      2      1      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      4      3      2      5      6      3      2      3
DK/NA                 7      7      9      5      5     10      7      7      3
 
                     WHITE...................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                 BornAgnEvngl  Mltry Union
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     HsHld HsHld
 
Obama                53%    35%    34%    34%    20%    38%    44%    53%
Santorum             37     52     51     55     66     50     42     34
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      1      2      1      3      1      4      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      4      3      3      4      3      5      3
DK/NA                 7      8     10      7      7      8      5      9
 
5. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Deserves         50%    11%    82%    42%    46%    53%    38%    89%
No/Does not          45     85     12     51     49     41     58      1
DK/NA                 6      4      5      7      5      6      4     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes/Deserves         55%    46%    52%    54%    46%    54%    55%    50%    51%
No/Does not          40     47     44     42     48     42     41     44     46
DK/NA                 4      6      5      4      6      5      3      6      3
 
                     WHITE...................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                 BornAgnEvngl  Mltry Union
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     HsHld HsHld
 
Yes/Deserves         49%    32%    32%    30%    16%    35%    40%    51%
No/Does not          48     64     62     66     80     61     54     43
DK/NA                 4      4      6      3      4      4      6      6
 
TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected?
                     Feb 15  Dec 21  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 12  Jun 29  June 01
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Yes/Deserves         50      50      50      51      48      56      57
No/Does not          45      44      44      43      46      39      36
DK/NA                 6       6       6       6       6       5       6
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              69%    64%    75%    71%    72%    68%    71%    58%
Disapprove           19     21     16     15     17     20     17     24
DK/NA                12     15      8     14     11     12     12     18
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              69%    71%    67%    68%
Disapprove           18     16     24     21
DK/NA                12     13     10     11
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Feb 15  Feb 23
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2012    2011
 
Approve              69      68      65      66      62      69      56
Disapprove           19      17      19      17      22      19      15
DK/NA                12      15      15      17      16      12      29
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              60%    42%    77%    57%    57%    63%    58%    70%
Disapprove           29     47     13     32     36     23     32     14
DK/NA                11     12     10     11      7     14     10     16
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              57%    65%    59%    65%
Disapprove           32     24     33     27
DK/NA                11     12      8      8
 
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
                     Feb 15  Dec 21  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 12  Dec 08  Apr 15
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2004*   1999
 
Approve              60      62      61      59      56      69      51
Disapprove           29      27      28      31      32      16      22
DK/NA                11      11      11       9      12      15      28
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              47%    33%    60%    48%    47%    47%    49%    51%
Disapprove           26     43     13     26     32     21     27     13
DK/NA                27     23     27     26     20     32     25     36
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              51%    47%    40%    49%
Disapprove           28     24     27     23
DK/NA                22     29     32     28
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? (*High also 54% Feb 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 21  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 12  Jun 29  Feb 17
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011*   2009
 
Approve              47      50      50      52      49      54      28
Disapprove           26      23      24      23      27      22      10
DK/NA                27      27      26      24      24      24      62
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              50%    12%    81%    41%    46%    52%    38%    92%
Disapprove           46     83     14     54     49     42     57      4
DK/NA                 5      5      5      5      4      5      4      4
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              54%    47%    51%    50%    47%    51%    54%    50%    50%
Disapprove           42     48     45     45     47     42     41     47     47
DK/NA                 3      6      4      5      5      7      5      3      2
 
                     WHITE...................................
                     COLLEGE DEG                 BornAgnEvngl  Mltry Union
                     Yes    No     Prot   Cath   Yes    No     HsHld HsHld
 
Approve              48%    32%    36%    31%    19%    36%    44%    54%
Disapprove           49     63     62     65     75     60     54     42
DK/NA                 3      5      3      5      5      5      2      4
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 21  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 12  Feb 19  Aug 12
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2009    2011
 
Approve              50      50      50      50      45      72      45
Disapprove           46      45      45      45      49      17      49
DK/NA                 5       5       5       6       6      10       6
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              29%    26%    38%    23%    30%    28%    27%    40%
Disapprove           58     63     49     63     61     55     60     43
DK/NA                13     11     12     14      8     17     13     17
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              25%    32%    30%    29%
Disapprove           64     55     53     61
DK/NA                11     12     17     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Apr 04  Sep 01
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2007    2010
 
Approve              29      26      25      26      27      34      15
Disapprove           58      59      63      61      62      43      75
DK/NA                13      15      13      13      11      23       9
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              46%    46%    52%    45%    46%    47%    49%    50%
Disapprove           38     44     30     39     42     34     35     31
DK/NA                16     10     18     16     12     20     16     19
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              46%    47%    46%    48%
Disapprove           40     37     35     37
DK/NA                14     16     20     15
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Dec 20  Feb 23
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2005    2011
 
Approve              46      43      39      41      40      55      35
Disapprove           38      39      43      39      43      22      42
DK/NA                16      18      18      20      17      15      22
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              54%    49%    69%    44%    50%    58%    52%    72%
Disapprove           33     41     20     40     40     26     34     20
DK/NA                13     10     11     16     10     16     14      8
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              50%    58%    56%    55%
Disapprove           39     29     29     34
DK/NA                11     14     15     11
 
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
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Dec 20  Oct 26
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2005    2011*
 
Approve              54      54      49      50      49      63      49
Disapprove           33      33      37      35      37      22      37
DK/NA                13      14      15      15      14      15      15
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              29%    25%    36%    22%    29%    28%    25%    44%
Disapprove           45     55     36     52     51     40     50     26
DK/NA                26     20     27     26     20     31     25     29
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              25%    35%    24%    30%
Disapprove           53     39     44     43
DK/NA                22     26     32     27
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker? (*Low also 25% Apr 2010, Aug 2011)
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Dec 24  Dec 20
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2008    2011*
 
Approve              29      25      27      30      25      38      25
Disapprove           45      44      45      45      49      34      44
DK/NA                26      31      28      25      26      38      31
 
 
14. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              26%    29%    28%    20%    29%    23%    25%    37%
Disapprove           34     35     32     36     41     27     34     30
DK/NA                41     36     40     44     30     50     41     33
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              21%    29%    29%    24%
Disapprove           39     31     28     37
DK/NA                40     40     43     39
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader?
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Jun 29
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              26      24      21      23      23      25
Disapprove           34      34      36      36      40      35
DK/NA                41      42      42      41      37      40
 
 
15. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Very satisfied        3%     3%     6%     -      4%     2%     2%     7%
Smwht satisfied      39     29     47     39     35     42     37     49
Smwht dissatisfied   33     34     33     33     34     32     35     27
Very dissatisfied    25     34     14     27     27     23     26     17
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Very satisfied        3%     4%     3%     3%     4%     6%     3%     2%     4%
Smwht satisfied      41     37     41     32     44     37     42     37     42
Smwht dissatisfied   37     30     33     34     31     32     30     36     32
Very dissatisfied    19     29     23     30     21     25     25     25     22
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Very satisfied        3%     4%     1%     2%
Smwht satisfied      31     45     43     36
Smwht dissatisfied   33     33     33     35
Very dissatisfied    32     18     23     27
DK/NA                 -      -      -      -
 
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
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Feb 25  Jun 23
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    1998    2010
 
Very satisfied        3       3       4       2       2      13       1
Smwht satisfied      39      39      30      34      33      60      18
Smwht dissatisfied   33      35      34      33      31      20      33
Very dissatisfied    25      23      31      31      33       7      47
DK/NA                 -       1       1       -       1       1       1
 
 
16. Currently, Democrats control the New York State Assembly and Republicans control the New York State Senate. After the election in November, would you prefer that the Democrats control both houses of the legislature, the Republicans control both houses of the legislature, or would you prefer that control is split as it is today?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Democrats control    31%     -     61%    20%    26%    36%    25%    58%
Republicans control  21     57      1     19     25     18     28      1
Control is split     41     39     35     53     43     39     41     40
DK/NA                 6      4      3      8      5      6      6      1
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Democrats control    21%    46%    27%    32%
Republicans control  26     13     27     21
Control is split     46     38     39     43
DK/NA                 7      3      8      4
 
 
17. Regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo's policies, would you say you like or don't like Andrew Cuomo as a person?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 64%    57%    73%    60%    62%    65%    63%    70%
Don't Like           14     16     11     17     16     13     14     11
DK/NA                22     27     17     23     22     22     23     19
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Like                 66%    63%    60%    65%
Don't Like           12     13     20     14
DK/NA                22     23     20     21
 
TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo's policies, would you say you like or don't like Andrew Cuomo as a person?
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Jun 29  Jun 01
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 64      65      63      64      64      64      61
Don't like           14      13      12      13      12      12      13
DK/NA                22      22      25      23      24      24      26
 
18. And regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Andrew Cuomo's policies?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Like                 64%    55%    71%    67%    65%    64%    64%    58%
Don't Like           24     30     19     22     24     23     22     29
DK/NA                12     15     10     12     11     13     13     13
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Like                 64%    68%    59%    62%
Don't Like           24     20     30     28
DK/NA                12     12     11      9
 
TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Andrew Cuomo's policies?
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Jun 29  Jun 01
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Like                 64      64      61      64      61      62      61
Don't like           24      22      25      23      26      24      23
DK/NA                12      14      14      12      12      14      16
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the state budget?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              57%    48%    64%    60%    63%    52%    59%    53%
Disapprove           31     40     24     28     29     33     30     31
DK/NA                12     12     12     11      8     15     11     16
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Approve              60%    55%    52%    61%    64%    49%    50%    65%    65%
Disapprove           28     33     38     30     20     38     36     26     27
DK/NA                12     12     10     10     16     12     14      9      8
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Approve              56%    60%    53%    57%
Disapprove           33     27     34     32
DK/NA                11     13     13     10
 
TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the state budget?
                                                             APPROVE.......
                                                             High    Low
                     Feb 15  Dec 20  Oct 26  Sep 20  Aug 10  Sep 20  Dec 20
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011
 
Approve              57      56      57      62      59      62      56
Disapprove           31      32      29      25      29      25      32
DK/NA                12      12      14      13      11      13      12
 
 
35. Do you support or oppose the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              54%    60%    53%    54%    58%    50%    55%    56%
Oppose               38     34     38     37     35     40     37     35
DK/NA                 8      6      9      8      7      9      7      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Support              48%    57%    56%    51%    58%    49%    61%    54%    54%
Oppose               39     37     34     43     35     42     34     40     36
DK/NA                12      6     10      6      7      9      5      6     10
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Support              57%    51%    53%    59%
Oppose               36     39     38     34
DK/NA                 7     10      9      7
 
 
36. There is a proposal to change the state constitution to allow for the creation of non-indian casinos in New York State, similar to those in Atlantic City and Las Vegas. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Good idea            50%    54%    48%    50%    56%    44%    52%    45%
Bad idea             42     41     44     42     38     47     42     44
DK/NA                 8      5      9      8      6      9      6     11
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Good idea            46%    52%    50%    52%    49%    32%    59%    57%    51%
Bad idea             44     41     41     44     45     58     37     38     41
DK/NA                10      6      9      4      7     10      4      5      8
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Good idea            52%    47%    49%    57%
Bad idea             41     44     42     37
DK/NA                 7      9      9      6
 
 
37. There is a proposal to build the world's largest convention center, plus an Atlantic City-style casino and hotels at the Aqueduct Race Track in Queens. The new convention center would be built on state-owned land, but paid for by a private company. Do you support or oppose building this new convention center in Queens?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              49%    54%    48%    50%    54%    45%    48%    49%
Oppose               39     36     41     38     36     41     40     36
DK/NA                12      9     11     12      9     14     12     14
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Support              50%    49%    56%    49%    42%    36%    53%    58%    56%
Oppose               39     38     33     41     45     46     40     34     35
DK/NA                11     12     11     10     13     18      8      8      9
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Support              45%    50%    56%    55%
Oppose               41     40     33     33
DK/NA                14     10     11     12
 
38. Do you think this new convention center would end up costing the government a lot of money or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  50%    46%    50%    53%    49%    51%    51%    53%
No                   37     42     38     35     40     34     35     38
DK/NA                13     12     13     12     11     15     14      9
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  51%    50%    46%    56%    50%    54%    51%    50%    44%
No                   35     38     44     32     33     32     39     40     41
DK/NA                14     12     10     12     17     14      9     11     15
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                  51%    48%    55%    46%
No                   36     41     31     40
DK/NA                14     11     14     14
 
 
39. Do you think this new convention center would be good for New York State's economy or don't you think so?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  60%    59%    61%    60%    63%    56%    57%    66%
No                   31     31     30     33     30     32     35     24
DK/NA                 9      9      9      7      6     12      8     10
 
                     COLLEGE DEG   AGE IN YEARS.....    ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME
                     Yes    No     18-49  50-64  65+    <30K  30-50  50-100 >100
 
Yes                  62%    59%    69%    56%    52%    45%    65%    67%    68%
No                   30     32     26     36     35     41     32     28     27
DK/NA                 9      9      5      8     13     14      4      6      6
 
                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHld
 
Yes                  52%    64%    66%    68%
No                   36     28     27     25
DK/NA                11      8      7      8
 

Demographic Summary