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September 22, 2009

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Poll says voters up on Cuomo, down on Paterson, cool to Lazio, Giuliani


Cuomo - clear choice
right now

LOUDONVILLE - Nearly three-quarters of New York voters say that Governor David Paterson is well intentioned but isn’t getting the job done.  More than six in ten voters say that he is not effectively addressing New York’s problems and his handling of the state’s fiscal situation is off the mark, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll of registered voters.  Approximately one-quarter of voters want to see former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani run for governor next year, a similar number want him to run for United States senator, but nearly half of voters prefer that Giuliani not run for either office in 2010.

Paterson’s favorable/unfavorable rating is 29-59 percent (down from 32-55 percent last month).  His job performance rating is 18 percent positive, 80 percent negative (down from 23-76 percent last month).  Only 14 percent are prepared to elect Paterson Governor, while 71 percent prefer ‘someone else’ (down from 15-68 percent last month).

2010 Gubernatorial Horse Race Questions – January - September 2009

Date

 

Paterson v. Giuliani

 

Cuomo v. Giuliani

 

Paterson v. Lazio

 

Cuomo v.
Lazio

Paterson

Giuliani

Cuomo

Giuliani

Paterson

Lazio

Cuomo

Lazio

September 22

35%

52%

52%

39%

39%

35%

64%

18%

August 24

33%

56%

53%

40%

38%

37%

66%

16%

July 20

34%

57%

49%

44%

41%

39%

65%

20%

February 24

36%

51%

51%

38%

46%

28%

66%

16%

January 26

44%

42%

48%

39%

52%

22%

61%

17%

“While Paterson trails Giuliani significantly and barely beats Rick Lazio, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has a solid lead over Giuliani and crushes Lazio by 46 points, including a five point lead among Republicans,” Greenberg said.  “Cuomo continues to enjoy a better than three-to-one lead over Paterson in a hypothetical Democratic primary, including double digit leads among African American and Latino Democrats.”

“Nearly half of all voters prefer that Rudy Giuliani not run for Governor or Senator in 2010, but 41 percent of Republicans want Giuliani to run for Governor and another 35 percent want him to run for Senator.  If he challenges New York’s Junior Senator, Rudy Giuliani is far better known than Kirsten Gillibrand, and currently has 46-38 percent lead over her.  Giuliani has the support of 78 percent of Republicans, while Gillibrand has 53 percent support among Democrats.  Rudy has a 12 point lead among independent voters,” Greenberg said.

 


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