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FOR RELEASE: AUGUST 10, 2011
 
CUOMO IS ‘GOOD,’ ‘COMPETENT,’ ‘TRYING,’NEW YORK STATE VOTERS TELL QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL;GOV IS BETTER LEADER THAN OBAMA, BLOOMBERG
“Good,” “competent,” “trying,” “honest” and “OK” top the list when 1,640 New York Statevoters use one word to describe Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to a Quinnipiac University pollreleased today. For example 76 voters say “good,” followed by 51 who say “competent” andanother 51 who say “trying” as in attempting. These are actual voter counts, not percentages.Except for “arrogant” at number nine on the list, “liberal,” a word that goes either way, at13 and “disappointed” at 22, the 30 top words are positive. Way down the list, 6 people say“bully” and 5 people say “sleazy,” but the words are overwhelmingly positive throughout.In fact, only one person offered a profanity. New York State voters approve 62 – 22 percent of the job Gov. Cuomo is doing,compared to 64 – 19 percent in a June 29 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. Voters say 64 – 12 percent that they like Cuomo as a person and 61 – 26 percent that they like most of his policies.Cuomo is a better leader than President Barack Obama, voters say 46 – 38 percent, and isa better leader than New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, voters say 51 – 35 percent.Democrats say the president is a better leader than Cuomo 63 – 22 percent, while Cuomo leads72 – 12 percent among Republicans and 55 – 28 percent among independent voters.Bloomberg is a better leader, Republicans say 45 – 40 percent, but Cuomo leads 59 – 29 percent among Democrats and 50 – 36 percent among independent voters. New York Cityvoters salute Cuomo as a better leader 50 – 42 percent.“We’re running out of ways to measure how much New York State voters like Gov.Andrew Cuomo,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
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Maurice Carroll, Director,Quinnipiac University PollingInstitute(203) 582-5334Rubenstein Associates, Inc.Public Relations 
 
Quinnipiac University Poll/August 10, 2011 – page 2
“New Yorkers, not known for mincing words, have mostly good words for their governor, who still is in his first year,” Carroll added.“‘Honest,’ ‘competent,’ ‘effective.’ When’s the last time you heard voters use thosekinds of words to describe a politician?“Cuomo’s job approval holds high at almost two-thirds, and even Republicans like theDemocratic governor.”Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie are different rather than similar in their approach to cutting costs and balancing their state budgets, voters say 46 – 17 percent, with 37 percent undecided. New York State voters say 40 – 29 percent that Cuomo does a better job than Christiecutting costs and balancing his budget. New York Republicans say 49 – 20 percent that Christiedoes a better job, while Cuomo leads 58 – 12 percent among Democrats. Independent voterssplit with 34 percent for Christie and 32 percent for Cuomo.“It’s a trifecta! President Barack Obama, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie all lose when they’re compared to Gov. Cuomo,” Carrollsaid. “He’s a better leader than the president or the mayor, New Yorkers think. And he’s been better than New Jersey’s Republican governor at cutting costs and balancing budgets.” New York State voters disapprove 62 – 27 percent of the job the state legislature is doing.Voters approve 49 – 37 percent of their local State Senator, and split 40 – 43 percent in their approval of their local State Assembly member.“All that love for Gov. Cuomo doesn’t carry over to the State Legislature as a whole, oto individual legislators,” Carroll said.From August 3 – 8, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,640 registered voters with amargin of error of +/- 2.4 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 data or RSS feed– http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, orfollow us onTwitter.
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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 WomApprove 62% 53% 69% 63% 63% 62%Disapprove 22 33 16 20 24 20DK/NA 16 14 15 17 13 19UnionUpStat NYC Sub HsHldsApprove 61% 62% 65% 58%Disapprove 22 22 22 28DK/NA 17 16 14 14TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job asGovernor?Aug 10 Jun 29 Jun 01 Apr 13 Feb 232011 2011 2011 2011 2011Approve 62 64 61 64 56Disapprove 22 19 18 16 15DK/NA 16 17 21 21 295. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?Tot Rep Dem Ind Men WomApprove 27% 22% 35% 22% 25% 28%Disapprove 62 67 54 66 66 59DK/NA 11 11 11 12 9 13UnionUpStat NYC Sub HsHldsApprove 23% 31% 26% 25%Disapprove 65 58 65 66DK/NA 12 11 9 9TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?APPROVE......High LowAug 10 Jun 29 Jun 01 Apr 13 Feb 23 Apr 04 Sep 012011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2007 2010Approve 27 26 25 29 20 34 15Disapprove 62 62 62 58 65 43 75DK/NA 11 12 12 13 15 23 9
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