More Lousy Poll Numbers for Paterson; NYers Split on Gays, Fuzzy on Gillibrand
After the dead certainty of a Paterson debacle, the results are more mixed. New Yorkers are evenly split on gay marriage. The recent Quinnipiac poll showed a similar result, but the last Siena poll showed more support for marriage equality.
The voters don't like property taxes, of course, but are virtually divided on their favored approach to freeing themselves from it, with a "circuit-breaker" approach keyed to household preferred to a tax cap by only a few points.
Siena asked voters if they were moving out of the state, and got record highs for the results "as quickly as I can" (10 percent) and "unless improvement," (11 percent). Maybe Tom Golisano can put them up in his Florida beach house.
Kirsten Gillibrand retains a weak majority in favorability and electoral preference, but about half the voters are still unable to give an opinion of her. Chuck Schumer skates with high marks, though.
The punchline is that 62 percent of respondents think America's headed in the right direction -- another record -- and give Obama a 72 percent favorability rating.