Quinnipiac Poll June 1, 2011 by NYDNDailyPolitics

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NEW YORKERS, EVEN GOP, LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT CUOMO, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; VOTERS APPROVE OF OBAMA AND SAY 2-1 FOUR MORE YEARS

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									Maurice Carroll, Director,
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute
(203) 582-5334

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Contact: Pat Smith (212) 843-8026
  FOR RELEASE: JUNE 1, 2011

     NEW YORKERS, EVEN GOP, LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT CUOMO,
               QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;
     VOTERS APPROVE OF OBAMA AND SAY 2-1 FOUR MORE YEARS
  New York State voters approve 61 – 18 percent of the job Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing and by
  almost identical margins they like him personally and like most of his policies, according to a
  Quinnipiac University poll released today. Even Republicans approve 59 – 22 percent.
          No matter what they think of his policies, voters say 61 – 13 percent, including 59 – 19
  percent among Republicans, that they like Gov. Cuomo as a person, the independent Quinnipiac
  (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. And no matter what they think of him as a person,
  voters say 61 – 23 percent, including 61 – 29 percent among Republicans, that they like most of
  his policies. Looking at other measures of Cuomo‟s success:
         Voters approve 57 – 30 percent of the way he is handling the state budget;
         Voters say 61 – 21 percent that Cuomo has been successful getting his policies passed by
          the State Legislature;
         Cuomo has been accessible enough to the news media, voters say 52 – 38 percent.
          Cuomo is doing the right thing traveling the state to build public support for his
  proposals, 64 percent of voters say, while 28 percent say he should stay in Albany and work with
  legislators.
          “Talk about a clean sweep! There‟s not a single negative number for New York Gov.
  Andrew Cuomo. He even gets a positive score, almost 2-1, on that bugaboo that haunts most
  elected officials, the budget,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling
  Institute.
          “New Yorkers like him personally and they like his policies. Voters even say 40 – 32
  percent that Gov. Cuomo has broken with Albany‟s time-honored decision making by „three men
  in a room‟ and opened up the process to other legislators.”
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Quinnipiac University Poll/June 1, 2011 – page 2
       “Did he win in the Legislature? Big. Are his travels with power-point messages a good
thing? You bet. Only on accessibility is there a smidgin of negativity,” Carroll added.
       New York State voters approve 42 – 39 percent of the job their local State Assembly
member is doing and approve 51 – 34 percent of the job their state senator is doing.
       Voters still disapprove 62 – 25 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing.
       “The good feeling about Cuomo may be spilling over to other Albany players,” Carroll
said. “Overall the Legislature‟s job-approval marks are lousy, as usual. But New Yorkers like
their own Assembly member and state senator.”
                                  Obama, Gillibrand Approval
       New York State voters approve 60 – 35 percent of the job President Barack Obama is
doing, his highest score since February 19, 2009, one month after inauguration. Independent
voters split 47 – 47 percent, while Democrats approve 89 – 7 percent and Republicans
disapprove 76 – 19 percent.
       Looking ahead to the 2012 presidential election, voters say 57 – 36 percent that President
Obama deserves reelection and pick him 55 – 27 percent over an unnamed Republican opponent.
       “This deep-blue state always has given President Barack Obama positive marks. Now
he‟s back in that 60-percent range. New Yorkers also say that he deserves reelection and that
they‟d vote for him in 2012.”
       U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gets a 53 – 22 percent approval rating, near her 54 – 20
percent all-time high in a February 23 survey.
       Voters approve 60 – 28 percent of the job Sen. Charles Schumer is doing.
       From May 24 – 30, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,257 registered voters with a margin
of error of +/- 2.8 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, Ohio 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
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1. 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              61%      59%       66%    57%        62%        60%    64%   49%
Disapprove           18       22        18     15         20         16     17    31
DK/NA                21       19        17     28         18         24     19    20

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              63%      57%       65%    61%
Disapprove           18       21        12     23
DK/NA                18       22        23     16

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as
Governor?

                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23
                     2011      2011       2011

Approve              61        64         56
Disapprove           18        16         15
DK/NA                21        21         29


2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as
United States Senator?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom

Approve              60%      44%       75%    49%        61%        59%
Disapprove           28       49        13     35         30         26
DK/NA                12        7        11     16          8         15

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              57%      66%       55%    66%
Disapprove           31       21        36     26
DK/NA                12       13         9      8

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as
United States Senator? (*High app also 69% Oct 2001)

                                                                APPROVE.......    DIS...
                                                                High    Low       High
                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Jan 27     Dec 08 Apr 15     Jul 28
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2004*   1999      2010

Approve              60        55         60         57         69         51     55
Disapprove           28        32         26         24         16         22     33
DK/NA                12        13         14         18         15         28     12




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3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as
United States Senator?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom

Approve              53%      44%       62%    43%        52%        53%
Disapprove           22       35        12     28         25         19
DK/NA                25       22        25     28         23         27

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              55%      50%       54%    54%
Disapprove           23       21        22     22
DK/NA                22       30        23     24

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as
United States Senator?

                                                                           APPROVE.......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Jan 27     Sep 01     Feb 23 Feb 17
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2010       2011    2009

Approve              53        49         54         48         46         54         28
Disapprove           22        26         20         21         27         20         10
DK/NA                25        26         26         31         27         26         62


4. 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              60%      19%       89%    47%        58%        61%        50%    93%
Disapprove           35       76         7     47         38         32         46      1
DK/NA                 5        4         4      6          4          7          4      6

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              51%      69%       58%    64%
Disapprove           43       26        38     34
DK/NA                 6        5         5      2

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as
President?

                                                                           APPROVE......
                                                                           High    Low
                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Jan 27     Dec 08     Feb 19 Dec 08
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2010       2009    2010

Approve              60        54         53         53         48         72         48
Disapprove           35        42         41         40         43         17         43
DK/NA                 5         4          6          7          9         10          9




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5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom

Approve              25%      26%       31%    16%        21%        29%
Disapprove           62       66        55     70         71         55
DK/NA                12        8        14     14          8         16

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              23%      25%       30%    21%
Disapprove           65       61        61     67
DK/NA                12       15         9     12

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?

                                                                APPROVE......       DIS...
                                                                High    Low         High
                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Sep 01     Apr 04 Sep 01       Jun 23
                     2011      2011       2011       2010       2007    2010        2010

Approve              25        29         20         15         34         15       16
Disapprove           62        58         65         75         43         75       76
DK/NA                12        13         15          9         23          9        7


6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their
job?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom

Approve              42%      50%       44%    34%        41%        43%
Disapprove           39       39        37     41         44         34
DK/NA                19       11        19     25         15         23

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              40%      41%       47%    46%
Disapprove           39       41        35     37
DK/NA                21       18        18     17

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling
their job?

                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Dec 20     Aug 11     Jun 17
                     2011      2011       2011       2005       2004       2004

Approve              42        41         35         55         48         54
Disapprove           39        40         42         22         26         24
DK/NA                19        19         22         15         19         17




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7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind        Men        Wom

Approve              51%      48%       57%    40%        48%        53%
Disapprove           34       40        27     41         39         29
DK/NA                16       11        16     18         13         18

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              50%      49%       54%    54%
Disapprove           37       33        31     33
DK/NA                13       18        15     13

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job?

                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Dec 20     Aug 11     Jun 17
                     2011      2011       2011       2005       2004       2004

Approve              51        49         49         63         54         58
Disapprove           34        36         32         22         27         25
DK/NA                16        15         18         15         19         17


8. 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

Very satisfied        3%       2%        4%     2%         3%         4%
Smwht satisfied      34       29        46     23         31         38
Smwht dissatisfied   32       31        30     39         34         31
Very dissatisfied    29       38        19     34         32         26
DK/NA                 1        -         1      2          1          2

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Very satisfied        2%       4%        4%     4%
Smwht satisfied      35       36        31     30
Smwht dissatisfied   27       35        38     36
Very dissatisfied    36       24        25     29
DK/NA                 1        2         2      -

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
                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23     Jan 26     Dec 08     Feb 25 Jun 23
                     2011      2011       2011       2011       2010       1998    2010

Very satisfied        3         2          2          2          2         13        1
Smwht satisfied      34        32         29         26         23         60       18
Smwht dissatisfied   32        34         34         37         31         20       33
Very dissatisfied    29        31         33         33         42          7       47
DK/NA                 1         1          2          2          1          1        1




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9. Looking ahead to the 2012 election for President...
If the 2012 election for President were being held today, do you think you would vote for
Barack Obama the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind      Men   Wom

Obama                55%    10%    87%    42%      53%   57%
Republican           27     76      3     29       30    24
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 11     10      5     20       11    12
DK/NA                 7      4      5     10        6     7

                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHlds

Obama                46%    66%    51%    61%
Republican           33     17     32     22
DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 14      9     12      8
DK/NA                 7      7      5      8


10. Looking ahead to the 2012 election for President...
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

Yes/Deserves         57%    14%    88%    44%      56%   59%
No/Does not          36     81      8     47       40    33
DK/NA                 6      5      3      9        4     8

                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHlds

Yes/Deserves         48%    69%    54%    62%
No/Does not          44     27     39     34
DK/NA                 8      4      7      4


11. 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

Like                 61%    59%    68%    53%      65%   58%
Don't Like           13     19     11     13       14    13
DK/NA                26     23     21     34       22    29

                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHlds

Like                 62%    58%    64%    64%
Don't Like           11     16     11     15
DK/NA                27     25     25     21




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12. 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

Like                 61%      61%       64%    59%      65%   58%
Don't Like           23       29        22     21       23    23
DK/NA                16        9        14     20       11    19

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Like                 64%      58%       63%    58%
Don't Like           22       24        23     28
DK/NA                14       18        13     13


13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the state budget?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind      Men   Wom

Approve              57%      62%       55%    57%      62%   52%
Disapprove           30       28        30     31       29    31
DK/NA                13       10        14     13        9    17

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Approve              63%      51%       58%    52%
Disapprove           25       35        29     37
DK/NA                12       14        13     11

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the state budget?

                     Jun 01    Apr 13     Feb 23
                     2011      2011       2011

Approve              57        57         57
Disapprove           30        29         28
DK/NA                13        14         16


14. In general, do you think Governor Cuomo has been successful in getting his policies
passed by the state legislature or not?

                     Tot      Rep       Dem    Ind      Men   Wom

Yes                  61%      62%       63%    57%      63%   60%
No                   21       20        18     25       22    20
DK/NA                18       18        18     18       16    21

                                               Union
                     UpStat NYC         Sub    HsHlds

Yes                  61%      58%       67%    62%
No                   19       26        15     23
DK/NA                21       16        18     15




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15. Historically, the Governor, the Senate Majority Leader, and the Assembly Speaker have
made all the big decisions in Albany with little input from state legislators. Do you
think that with Andrew Cuomo as governor - The three men in a room approach to decision
making has continued or other legislators have been more involved in decision making?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind      Men   Wom

3 men continued      32%    32%    31%    33%      39%   26%
Others involved      40     42     42     38       39    42
DK/NA                28     26     28     30       23    32

                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHlds

3 men continued      38%    27%    30%    40%
Others involved      34     45     43     36
DK/NA                28     28     27     24


16. Do you think Governor Cuomo has been accessible enough to the news media or do you
think he should be more accessible to the news media?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind      Men   Wom

Accessible enough    52%    58%    50%    48%      55%   49%
More accessible      38     33     40     43       37    39
DK/NA                10      9     10      9        8    12

                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHlds

Accessible enough    57%    42%    60%    52%
More accessible      33     49     30     40
DK/NA                10     10     10      7


17. Governor Cuomo has been traveling around the state to build public support for his
legislative proposals. Do you think Cuomo has been doing the right thing by traveling to
build public support for his legislative proposals or do you think it would be better if
he stayed in Albany and worked with legislators?

                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind      Men   Wom

Doing right thing    64%    62%    67%    61%      68%   61%
Should stay Albany   28     31     26     31       28    28
DK/NA                 7      7      7      8        4    10

                                          Union
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    HsHlds

Doing right thing    68%    58%    69%    61%
Should stay Albany   25     34     25     34
DK/NA                 7      8      6      5




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