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FOR RELEASE: DECEMBER 12, 2012
 
MORE NEW YORK VOTERS PREFER SENATE COALITION,QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;GOV. CUOMO APPROVAL HITS NEW HIGH
Almost half of New York State voters prefer a power-sharing coalition to control the StateSenate and more than half believe this coalition would be a “good way to create effectivegovernment,” rather than “a power grab by a handful of elected leaders,” according to aQuinnipiac University poll released today.Offered three choices by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, 48 percent of voters prefer a coalition to decide what bills come up for a vote, while 31 percent wantDemocratic control and 17 percent want Republican control.The new State Senate coalition will be effective, 53 percent of voters say, while 30 percent call it a power grab. New York State voters approve 74 – 13 percent of the job Gov. Andrew Cuomo is doing,his highest score ever and continuing his six-month string of +70 percent ratings. Approval is68 – 18 percent among Republicans, 82 – 9 percent among Democrats and 70 – 12 percentamong independent voters.A total of 80 percent of voters say Gov. Cuomo’s response to Hurricane Sandy was“excellent” or “good.” Support is strong among all groups.“Now that the three-men-in-a-room has become a quartet, will they be able toharmonize?” asks Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.“Democrats in the coalition have been promised votes on some of their legislative priorities. But they haven’t been promised that the bills will pass. Let’s see how sturdy this dealis. So far, voters like the coalition.
 
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Maurice Carroll, Director,Quinnipiac University PollingInstitute(203) 582-5334Rubenstein Associates, Inc.Public Relations 
 
Quinnipiac University Poll/December 12, 2012 – page 2
“Good government or power grab? Most rate it as good government, but a sizable groupsays power grab,” Carroll added.“Politicians and pundits keep talking about Gov. Andrew Cuomo for President. But it’sworth noting that Cuomo-as-Governor still polls lofty job-approval numbers. He gets greatgrades for coping with Sandy.”Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should not run for mayor of New York City, votersstatewide say 58 – 36 percent. New York City voters say 51 – 46 percent Clinton should not runfor mayor. New York State voters approve 61 – 18 percent of the job U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand isdoing, her highest score ever.U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer gets a 63 – 23 percent approval rating, continuing his multi-year tradition of +60 scores.Voters disapprove 46 – 35 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing, continuing itsown long tradition of bad grades, but the least bad score since a 43 – 34 percent disapproval in anApril, 2007, Quinnipiac University poll.“Who knows?” Carroll asked. “Maybe the new coalition leadership in the State Senatefinally will lift the State Legislature out of the job approval swamp.”A total of 73 percent of New York State voters say government corruption is a “veryserious” or “somewhat serious” problem, with agreement among all groups.Cuomo, not the State Legislature, should have primary responsibility for cleaning uplegislative corruption, voters say 48 – 36 percent.A total of 48 percent of voters say Cuomo is doing an “excellent” or “good” job cleaningup legislative corruption. The clean-up job legislative leaders are doing is “not so good” or “poor,” 64 percent of voters say. New York State voters oppose 51 – 39 percent of public campaign financing for candidates for governor, the State Legislature and other statewide office.From December 5 – 10, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,302 New York State voterswith a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts publicopinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginiaand the nation as a public service and for research.
For more information or RSS feed–  http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us onTwitter.
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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?(* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpretingfindings of this group because of the large margin of error)Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp*Approve 74% 68% 82% 70% 74% 73% 73% 81% 68%Disapprove 13 18 9 12 14 12 14 8 13DK/NA 13 13 9 18 12 15 13 11 19COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS..............Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Approve 77% 72% 72% 78% 73% 69% 73% 75% 76%Disapprove 14 13 11 14 16 10 10 17 10DK/NA 9 16 17 8 11 20 17 8 14SUBURBS......UpStat NYC Tot LongIslApprove 68% 80% 74% 71%Disapprove 17 8 14 16DK/NA 16 12 12 14TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job asGovernor?APPROVE.......High LowDec 12 Sep 12 Jul 25 May 30 Apr 04 Dec 12 Feb 232012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011Approve 74 70 73 71 68 74 56Disapprove 13 16 16 16 19 13 15DK/NA 13 14 12 13 13 13 292. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job asUnited States Senator?Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkApprove 63% 44% 79% 56% 60% 65% 60% 69%Disapprove 23 42 7 28 28 18 27 16DK/NA 15 14 14 16 12 17 13 15COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS..............Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Approve 68% 59% 64% 63% 63% 62% 58% 63% 67%Disapprove 23 22 17 26 28 19 23 26 19DK/NA 9 18 19 11 10 19 19 11 14UpStat NYC SubApprove 57% 71% 57%Disapprove 25 16 29DK/NA 17 12 14
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