More Bad News For Paterson
I just got a poll from Marist on New York Gov. David Paterson, our March cover subject. Not looking too good: New Yorkers are sending ...
I just got a poll from Marist on New York Gov. David Paterson, our March cover subject. Not looking too good:
New Yorkers are sending a strong message to Governor David Paterson, "Shape Up!" Just 26% of registered voters report the governor is doing either an excellent or good job in office. That's a drop of 20 percentage points since the Marist Poll last asked this question at the end of January.
In fact, Governor Paterson's approval rating is the lowest approval rating a New York State governor has received in the Marist Poll's nearly thirty year history of statewide surveys.
Among registered Democrats in New York State, 30% think Paterson is doing an above average job while 65% disagree. Across the aisle, Republicans also overwhelmingly disapprove of Paterson's performance. Just 26% of members of New York's GOP approve of the job Paterson is doing as governor while 72% think he is doing a fair or poor job. Only 20% of non-enrolled voters agree that Paterson is doing well in the position.
Opinions across the state are consistently low. 24% of upstate voters approve of the job Paterson is doing as governor. 26% of suburban voters say he is doing an above average job, and 30% of New York City voters share this position.
On the plus side, the poll finds Paterson prevailing against potential GOP opponents next year. But he doesn't do nearly as well in the head-to-head matchups as Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
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