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NEW YORK STATE VOTERS SAY SPEAKER MUST GO, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; MOST WOULD NOT WANT DAUGHTER TO BE AN INTERN
By a 51 – 22 percent margin, New York State voters say Sheldon Silver should step down as State Assembly Speaker because of the way he handled the Vito Lopez sexual harassment scandal, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. In a slight gender reversal, men want Speaker Silver to step down 54 – 23 percent, compared to 48 – 21 percent among women, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Silver should step down, Republicans say 57 – 14 percent, Democrats say 45 – 28 percent and independent voters say 53 – 21 percent, New York City voters say 50 – 26 percent, upstate voters say 49 – 18 percent and suburban voters say 56 – 21 percent. New York State voters disapprove 52 – 21 percent of the job Silver is doing, down from 44 – 23 percent disapproval April 17 and Silver’s worst overall approval rating ever. Voters approve 54 – 31 percent of the job their own state senator is doing, but say 47 – 40 percent that their state senator should be thrown out of office as part of an overall housecleaning. Voters are split 42 – 40 percent in approval of their Assembly member, but are willing 45 – 38 percent to replace that member as part of a legislative house-cleaning. “The Vito Lopez sex scandal persuades a bare majority of New Yorkers that Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should step aside. A lot of voters say get rid of the pack of them; there should be a legislative house-cleaning,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. New York State voters say 58 – 35 percent they would not want their daughter to be an intern in the State Legislature. Men say not-my-daughter 59 – 33 percent and women agree 56 – 37 percent. Voters with children under 18 years old say no 68 – 28 percent. -more-

Quinnipiac University Poll/June 5, 2013 – page 2 “With all the stories about the bad behavior in Albany, would you want your daughter to be a legislative intern? A majority of voters say no,” Carroll added. Gov. Cuomo Job Approval New York State voters give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a 53 – 30 percent job approval rating, his lowest net approval rating since he took office. Approval is 68 – 15 percent among Democrats and 51 – 31 percent among independent voters. Republicans disapprove 49 – 37 percent. Approval is 61 – 23 percent in New York City, 45 – 39 percent upstate and 58 – 25 percent in the suburbs. Men approve 51 – 35 percent while women approve 55 – 25 percent. Voters say 58 – 31 percent that Cuomo deserves reelection in 2014. New York State government is dysfunctional, voters say 67 – 29 percent, with strong agreement from every group. A total of 86 percent of voters say government corruption is a “very serious” or “somewhat serious” problem. But 60 percent of voters say New York has about as much government corruption as other states. Gov. Cuomo should have primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption, 49 percent of voters say, while 33 percent say legislative leaders should handle it. Cuomo has done an “excellent” or “good” job cleaning up legislative corruption, 38 percent of voters say, while 50 percent say “not so good” or “poor.” Only 15 percent of voters say legislative leaders have done an “excellent” or “good” job cleaning up corruption, while 75 percent say “not so good” or “poor.” “Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval holds at an OK level, but he set the bar very high in his first two years,” Carroll said. “The reelection campaign is still a year away, but most New Yorkers think their governor deserves re-election.” “Two-thirds of New Yorkers accept the ‘dysfunctional’ label for their state government and they think corruption is a big problem. But – maybe they're cynical – most think it’s just as bad elsewhere.” From May 29 – June 3, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,075 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 3 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, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia, and the nation as a public service and for research. For more information, visit http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 53% 30 17 Rep 37% 49 13 Dem 68% 15 17 Ind 51% 31 18 Men 51% 35 14 Wom 55% 25 20 Wht 53% 32 16 Blk 60% 18 23

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 58% 26 16 51% 32 17

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 57% 27 17 49% 38 14 61% 25 15

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 45% 26 28 51% 34 16 60% 29 11

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 45% 39 17 61% 23 17 58% 25 17

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 28% 59 13 66% 16 17 44% 36 20

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? APPROVE....... High Low Dec 12 Jun 05 2012 2013 74 13 13 53 30 17

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 53 30 17

Apr 17 2013 57 29 15

Mar 19 2013 55 27 18

Jan 30 2013 59 28 13

Dec 12 2012 74 13 13

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 59% 30 11 Rep 37% 51 11 Dem 77% 12 11 Ind 54% 33 13 Men 55% 36 8 Wom 62% 23 14 Wht 54% 34 12 Blk 76% 11 13

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator? (*High also 69% Oct 2001) APPROVE....... High Low Dec 08 Apr 15 2004* 1999 69 16 15 51 22 28

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 59 30 11

Apr 17 2013 64 26 10

Mar 19 2013 61 27 13

Jan 30 2013 60 30 10

Dec 12 2012 63 23 15

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3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 24 21 Rep 46% 37 17 Dem 70% 10 20 Ind 49% 30 21 Men 50% 32 19 Wom 60% 17 23 Wht 57% 24 19 Blk 63% 13 24

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? APPROVE....... High Low Jun 05 Apr 17 Mar 19 Jan 30 Dec 12 Dec 12 Feb 17 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2009 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55 24 21 57 21 21 57 21 22 57 21 22 61 18 21 61 18 21 28 10 62

4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 41 3 Rep 17% 82 Dem 88% 10 2 Ind 45% 51 5 Men 51% 46 3 Wom 60% 36 4 Wht 47% 49 3 Blk 95% 1 4

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? APPROVE....... High Low Feb 19 Aug 12 2009 2011 72 17 10 45 49 6

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55 41 3

Apr 17 2013 55 41 4

Mar 19 2013 57 39 4

Jan 30 2013 57 39 4

Dec 12 2012 62 35 3

5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 27% 60 13 Rep 22% 69 10 Dem 37% 48 15 Ind 20% 68 12 Men 23% 66 10 Wom 30% 54 16 Wht 24% 64 12 Blk 41% 41 18

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 22% 65 13 30% 57 13

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 29% 55 16 20% 71 9 25% 63 12

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 38% 49 13 22% 65 13 25% 61 14

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 23% 66 11 32% 54 14 26% 60 14

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 14% 79 7 34% 54 12 22% 64 14

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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? APPROVE....... High Low Dec 12 Sep 01 2012 2010 35 46 18 15 75 9

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 27 60 13

Apr 17 2013 30 57 12

Mar 19 2013 30 55 15

Jan 30 2013 32 50 18

Dec 12 2012 35 46 18

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 42% 40 18 Rep 48% 35 17 Dem 48% 33 19 Ind 36% 47 17 Men 39% 44 17 Wom 45% 36 19 Wht 43% 38 20 Blk 51% 33 16

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 38% 41 21 45% 38 17

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 46% 34 20 37% 53 10 41% 40 19

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 46% 35 19 39% 44 17 43% 39 18

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 42% 42 16 41% 38 21 45% 38 17

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 42% 43 15 52% 33 14 37% 47 16

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job? APPROVE....... High Low Jun 05 Feb 15 Dec 20 Oct 26 Sep 20 Dec 20 Feb 23 2013 2012 2011 2011 2011 2005 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 42 40 18 46 38 16 43 39 18 39 43 18 41 39 20 55 22 15 35 42 22

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 54% 31 15 Rep 47% 38 15 Dem 65% 20 15 Ind 50% 38 12 Men 49% 37 14 Wom 58% 26 15 Wht 51% 33 15 Blk 74% 12 13

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA Cont’d 49% 34 17 57% 30 13

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 60% 27 14 52% 39 9 52% 31 17

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 53% 27 20 50% 37 12 57% 29 14

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7. (cont’d) Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job? AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 51% 36 13 57% 25 19 55% 35 11 UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 46% 41 13 62% 23 15 51% 38 12

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job? (* Low also 49% Feb 2011, Apr 2011, Aug 2011) APPROVE....... High Low Dec 20 Oct 26 2005 2011* 63 22 15 49 37 15

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 54 31 15

Feb 15 2012 54 33 13

Dec 20 2011 54 33 14

Oct 26 2011 49 37 15

Sep 20 2011 50 35 15

8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 21% 52 27 Rep 14% 57 29 Dem 32% 40 28 Ind 15% 60 25 Men 19% 59 21 Wom 23% 45 32 Wht 17% 56 27 Blk 31% 44 25

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 16% 57 27 25% 49 27

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 24% 47 28 18% 60 21 15% 57 28

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 31% 29 39 20% 57 23 18% 58 24

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 19% 55 26 27% 47 25 17% 52 31

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 11% 57 32 32% 46 22 16% 58 26

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker? APPROVE....... High Low Dec 24 Jun 05 2008 2013 38 34 38 21 52 27

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 21 52 27

Apr 17 2013 23 44 33

Feb 15 2012 29 45 26

Dec 20 2011 25 44 31

Oct 26 2011 27 45 28

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9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 22% 32 47 Rep 22% 34 44 Dem 24% 26 50 Ind 21% 36 44 Men 23% 38 39 Wom 20% 25 54 Wht 20% 31 49 Blk 21% 34 46

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 19% 33 49 24% 31 46

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 20% 29 51 20% 43 38 25% 28 46

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 25% 26 48 24% 33 43 18% 32 50

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 18% 32 50 22% 32 46 28% 30 42

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 16% 38 46 22% 27 50 19% 31 49

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader? (*Senate Majority Leader) APPROVE....... High Low Feb 15 Oct 26 2012 2011 26 34 41 21 36 42

Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 22 32 47

Apr 17 2013 22 28 50

Feb 15 2012* 26 34 41

Dec 20 2011* 24 34 42

Oct 26 2011* 21 36 42

10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeff Klein is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 20% 23 58 Rep 14% 29 57 Dem 28% 16 56 Ind 15% 28 57 Men 21% 31 48 Wom 19% 15 66 Wht 16% 23 61 Blk 34% 22 44

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 14% 25 61 23% 21 56

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 23% 19 59 18% 32 50 15% 23 62

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 27% 25 49 23% 24 53 15% 20 64

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 18% 21 61 26% 23 52 13% 26 61

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 14% 33 53 23% 15 62 19% 19 62

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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeff Klein is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader? Jun 05 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 20 23 58 Apr 17 2013 19 22 58

11. Do you feel that Andrew Cuomo deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected? Tot Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 58% 31 11 Rep 40% 51 9 Dem 73% 16 11 Ind 56% 32 12 Men 54% 36 10 Wom 61% 27 12 Wht 54% 34 12 Blk 70% 19 11

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 59% 28 13 57% 33 10

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 63% 27 10 50% 42 8 65% 24 11

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 57% 27 16 54% 37 9 62% 28 10

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 46% 42 12 67% 22 11 64% 26 10

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 29% 64 7 71% 18 11 46% 42 12

12. 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 Wht Blk Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 5% 45 26 23 1 1% 29 32 38 7% 61 22 8 2 4% 41 28 27 6% 39 28 26 2 4% 50 24 21 3% 45 27 24 6% 57 21 12 4

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 5% 54 23 18 5% 39 28 26 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 5% 46 24 24 1 2% 44 27 27 5% 49 28 19 -

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 5% 52 29 13 1 4% 38 29 28 1 6% 47 23 24 1

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 3% 40 27 30 6% 51 24 16 2 5% 44 29 21 -

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 24 25 50 10% 60 20 9 1 1% 39 34 26 -

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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 Feb 25 Jun 23 1998 2010 13 60 20 7 1 1 18 33 47 1

Jun 05 2013 Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 5 45 26 23 1

Apr 17 2013 5 40 28 26 1

Mar 19 2013 4 42 29 23 1

Jan 31 2013 7 43 24 25 1

Dec 12 2102 5 50 29 15 1

13. Which comes closer to your view about your state Senator, there are a lot of problems in Albany but your state Senator has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Senate should be thrown out including your state Senator? Tot Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 40% 47 13 Rep 37% 54 9 Dem 52% 33 15 Ind 29% 58 14 Men 37% 51 12 Wom 43% 42 14 Wht 39% 49 13 Blk 57% 35 8

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 44% 45 11 38% 48 14

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 46% 44 11 34% 56 10 39% 46 15

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 44% 39 17 34% 54 12 42% 46 12

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 35% 54 12 45% 41 14 43% 43 14

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 34% 55 11 51% 36 13 23% 65 12

TREND: Which comes closer to your view about your State Senator there are a lot of problems in Albany but your State Senator has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Senate should be thrown out including your State Senator? Jun 05 2013 Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 40 47 13 Sep 01 2010 31 55 14 Jul 28 2010 35 53 13 Jun 23 2010 36 51 13 Apr 14 2010 39 50 11 Dec 16 2009 41 46 13 Aug 18 2009 40 49 11

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14. Which comes closer to your view about your state assembly member, there are a lot of problems in Albany but your state assembly member has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Assembly should be thrown out including your state assembly member? Tot Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 38% 45 17 Rep 39% 50 11 Dem 47% 33 20 Ind 27% 55 18 Men 37% 48 15 Wom 39% 42 19 Wht 36% 48 16 Blk 44% 34 22

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 37% 47 16 39% 44 18

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 43% 43 14 32% 53 15 38% 43 19

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 42% 38 20 32% 50 18 40% 44 15

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 35% 50 15 40% 41 19 40% 42 18

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 36% 55 9 50% 34 16 23% 57 19

TREND: Which comes closer to your view about your State Assembly member there are a lot of problems in Albany but your State Assembly member has done a good job and deserves to be reelected or almost everyone in the State Assembly should be thrown out including your State Assembly member? Jun 05 2013 Deserves reelection Shld be thrown out DK/NA 38 45 17 Sep 01 2010 33 53 14 Jul 28 2010 33 49 17 Jun 23 2010 34 50 16 Apr 14 2010 35 48 17

26. Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature? Tot Support Oppose DK/NA 37% 53 9 Rep 24% 68 8 Dem 49% 40 11 Ind 33% 60 7 Men 39% 53 8 Wom 36% 54 11 Wht 37% 54 10 Blk 43% 49 7

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Support Oppose DK/NA 47% 44 9 31% 59 10

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 36% 53 11 37% 55 8 44% 50 6

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 38% 49 13 35% 58 7 39% 51 9

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Support Oppose DK/NA 29% 62 9 48% 43 9 34% 55 11

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 17% 74 9 46% 44 10 25% 68 6

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TREND: Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature? Jun 05 2013 Support Oppose DK/NA 37 53 9 Apr 17 2013 37 53 10 Dec 12 2012 39 51 9 Sep 12 2012 41 48 11 Jun 02 2011 45 49 5 Apr 14 2011 41 52 7 Jan 27 2011 40 51 9

27. How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in New York State today; is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all? Tot Very serious 51% Smwht serious 35 Not too serious 8 Not a problem at all 1 DK/NA 5 Rep 52% 36 7 5 Dem 45% 37 11 1 6 Ind 55% 35 5 1 3 Men 54% 31 9 1 4 Wom 49% 39 7 1 5 Wht 50% 37 9 1 4 Blk 51% 33 9 1 7

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very serious 50% Smwht serious 38 Not too serious 8 Not a problem at all 1 DK/NA 4 52% 34 8 1 5

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 51% 34 8 1 5 57% 34 6 3 49% 41 7 1 2

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 37% 42 14 2 5 60% 31 6 3 52% 35 6 1 6

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Very serious 47% Smwht serious 37 Not too serious 10 Not a problem at all 1 DK/NA 6 56% 31 7 2 4 52% 40 5 3

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 48% 38 7 6 42% 36 16 2 5 45% 42 7 5

TREND: How much of a problem, if at all, is government corruption in New York State today; is it a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all? Jun 05 2013 Very serious 51 Smwht serious 35 Not too serious 8 Not a problem at all 1 DK/NA 5 Apr 17 2013 48 39 8 2 3 Dec 12 2012 31 42 18 2 6 Sep 12 2012 36 43 14 2 5 Oct 2 2007 30 47 16 2 5 Nov 6 2003 28 44 19 3 5

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28. Compared to other states, do you think there is more government corruption than in other states, less government corruption or about as much government corruption? Tot More Less About as much DK/NA 24% 9 60 7 Rep 26% 9 61 4 Dem 19% 13 59 9 Ind 26% 6 62 5 Men 30% 8 55 6 Wom 19% 10 64 7 Wht 26% 7 60 6 Blk 13% 15 65 8

COLLEGE DEG Yes No More Less About as much DK/NA 26% 10 58 6 23% 9 61 7

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 21% 9 62 8 27% 8 60 5 25% 12 60 3

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 30% 8 58 4 27% 9 56 8 20% 10 63 8

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub More Less About as much DK/NA 26% 6 62 6 22% 12 56 10 25% 10 61 4

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 26% 4 65 5 21% 9 61 9 25% 5 67 4

TREND: Compared to other states, do you think there is more government corruption than in other states, less government corruption or about as much government corruption? Jun 05 2013 More Less About as much DK/NA 24 9 60 7 Apr 17 2013 24 10 58 8 Oct 02 2007 17 13 60 9

29. Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, the governor or legislative leaders? Tot The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 49% 33 18 Rep 49% 33 18 Dem 53% 30 17 Ind 47% 36 16 Men 49% 34 17 Wom 49% 33 19 Wht 50% 33 17 Blk 53% 34 13

COLLEGE DEG Yes No The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 49% 32 19 49% 34 17

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 54% 31 15 49% 36 16 56% 28 17

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 47% 35 18 46% 35 19 52% 31 17

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 43% 39 18 53% 31 16 53% 27 20

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 40% 42 18 54% 31 15 40% 46 14

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TREND: Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, the governor or legislative leaders? Jun 05 2013 The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 49 33 18 Apr 17 2013 47 34 19 Dec 12 2012 48 36 16 Sep 12 2012 54 32 14

30. How would you rate the job - Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor? Tot Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 4% 34 32 18 11 Rep 2% 26 41 23 8 Dem 8% 44 25 9 14 Ind 2% 31 36 21 10 Men 4% 31 32 24 9 Wom 4% 38 32 13 13 Wht 2% 33 35 18 12 Blk 9% 46 22 13 10

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 3% 30 37 15 15 4% 37 30 20 9

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 6% 36 31 16 11 4% 32 31 26 7 1% 34 39 16 11

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 40 32 12 16 5% 27 32 25 10 5% 37 32 17 9

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 2% 33 34 22 10 6% 37 26 17 14 3% 33 39 15 10

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 22 41 30 7 4% 51 29 6 10 2% 30 35 23 10

TREND: How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor? Jun 05 2013 Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 4 34 32 18 11 Apr 17 2013 3 34 35 17 11 Dec 12 2012 4 44 26 7 19 Sep 12 2012 6 50 22 7 15

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31. How would you rate the job - legislative leaders are doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor? Tot Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1% 14 43 32 9 Rep 9 49 33 9 Dem 3% 22 43 21 11 Ind 11 41 40 8 Men 1% 13 40 39 6 Wom 1% 16 45 26 12 Wht 14 42 33 11 Blk 3% 18 42 30 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1% 9 38 41 12 1% 18 46 27 8

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 1% 18 45 26 9 1% 12 44 37 6 10 45 37 8

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 23 43 21 13 2% 11 40 38 9 1% 12 45 33 8

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 15 42 34 9 2% 15 41 31 10 1% 11 49 31 9

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 9 50 31 9 25 43 23 9 13 39 39 9

TREND: How would you rate the job legislative leaders are doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor? Jun 05 2013 Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1 14 43 32 9 Apr 17 2013 16 45 30 9 Dec 12 2012 1 19 43 21 16 Sep 12 2012 2 22 42 21 14

32. Which comes closer to your point of view, public financing of political campaigns will reduce corruption because it will reduce the influence of big money donors or public financing of political campaigns will increase corruption because candidates will create fake contributions to get matching public funds for their campaigns? Tot Reduce Increase DK/NA 42% 39 19 Rep 31% 55 13 Dem 49% 29 22 Ind 41% 41 18 Men 44% 38 18 Wom 41% 39 20 Wht 43% 41 16 Blk 41% 39 20

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Reduce Increase DK/NA Cont’d 50% 35 15 38% 41 21

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 40% 37 23 44% 40 16 51% 39 10

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 37% 45 18 42% 42 16 45% 34 21

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32. (cont’d) Which comes closer to your point of view, public financing of political campaigns will reduce corruption because it will reduce the influence of big money donors or public financing of political campaigns will increase corruption because candidates will create fake contributions to get matching public funds for their campaigns? AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Reduce Increase DK/NA 38% 43 19 47% 32 21 41% 44 15 UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 26% 57 17 50% 32 18 40% 41 19

33. Some people have said that New York State government is dysfunctional. Do you agree or disagree? Tot Agree Disagree DK/NA 67% 29 4 Rep 77% 21 2 Dem 53% 41 6 Ind 75% 23 2 Men 71% 27 2 Wom 63% 32 5 Wht 69% 28 3 Blk 65% 32 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Agree Disagree DK/NA 67% 30 3 67% 29 4

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 62% 33 5 71% 26 3 71% 26 3

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 69% 29 2 75% 23 2 60% 35 5

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Agree Disagree DK/NA 75% 22 2 59% 37 4 64% 30 6

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 82% 16 2 60% 36 4 79% 19 2

TREND: Some people have said that New York state government is dysfunctional. Do you agree or disagree? AGREE......... High Low Jun 23 Jun 05 2010 2013 83 14 3 67 29 4

Jun 05 2013 Agree Disagree DK/NA 67 29 4

Apr 14 2011 72 23 5

Jul 28 2010 75 20 4

Jun 23 2010 83 14 3

Dec 16 2009 76 19 5

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34. (If agree government dysfunctional q33) Who do you think is most to blame: Governor Cuomo, the Republicans in the state legislature, or the Democrats in the state legislature? (* Subgroup size less than 75, additional caution should be taken when interpreting findings of this group because of the large margin of error) AGREE GOVERNMENT DYSFUNCTIONAL Q33 ................. Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk* Cuomo Reps/State leg Dems/State leg DK/NA 12% 27 33 28 19% 3 62 16 7% 56 13 24 10% 21 33 36 13% 24 39 25 11% 31 26 31 14% 22 37 27 9% 35 16 40

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Cuomo Reps/State leg Dems/State leg DK/NA 9% 30 31 30 14% 26 34 27

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 7% 32 35 25 16% 27 33 24 13% 23 32 31

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34* 35-54 55+ 8% 35 33 25 14% 28 29 30 12% 24 36 27

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Cuomo Reps/State leg Dems/State leg DK/NA 15% 20 38 27 6% 39 25 30 14% 26 33 27

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 20% 4 64 11 8% 54 15 22 16% 15 35 34

TREND: (If agree government dysfunctional) Who do you think is most to blame: Governor Cuomo, the Republicans in the state legislature, the Democrats in the state legislature? Jun 05 2013 Cuomo Reps/State leg Dems/State leg DK/NA 12 27 33 28 Apr 14 2011 6 32 29 33

35. As you may have heard or read, Assemblyman Vito Lopez recently resigned after it was reported that he allegedly sexually harassed his young female staffers for years. How much have you heard or read about this; a lot, a little, or nothing at all? Tot A lot A little Nothing at all DK/NA 25% 49 26 Rep 22% 52 26 1 Dem 25% 51 24 Ind 25% 48 27 Men 29% 44 27 Wom 20% 54 24 1 Wht 23% 52 24 1 Blk 28% 40 32 -

COLLEGE DEG Yes No A lot A little Nothing at all DK/NA Cont’d 28% 49 23 22% 50 28 -

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 21% 49 30 31% 46 23 27% 55 18 -

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 4% 47 49 29% 51 20 32% 49 18 1

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35. (cont’d) As you may have heard or read, Assemblyman Vito Lopez recently resigned after it was reported that he allegedly sexually harassed his young female staffers for years. How much have you heard or read about this; a lot, a little, or nothing at all? AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub A lot A little Nothing at all DK/NA 19% 51 30 1 30% 46 24 26% 52 22 1 UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 17% 54 28 1 20% 49 29 1 19% 52 29 -

36. Do you think the Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver should step down as speaker because of the way the Lopez issue was handled, or should he remain in his job? Tot Step down Remain in job DK/NA 51% 22 27 Rep 57% 14 28 Dem 45% 28 27 Ind 53% 21 26 Men 54% 23 24 Wom 48% 21 30 Wht 52% 21 28 Blk 44% 29 27

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Step down Remain in job DK/NA 48% 21 31 53% 23 25

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 47% 27 26 56% 18 26 58% 18 24

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 32% 28 40 56% 21 23 57% 20 23

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Step down Remain in job DK/NA 49% 18 33 50% 26 24 56% 21 23

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 57% 11 31 41% 24 35 46% 22 33

HrdQ35 Kids Lopez <18 63% 22 15 49% 22 29

37. Would you want your daughter to be an intern for a NY state senator or assembly member or not? Tot Yes No DK/NA 35% 58 7 Rep 21% 75 4 Dem 47% 47 7 Ind 31% 59 10 Men 33% 59 8 Wom 37% 56 7 Wht 35% 59 6 Blk 45% 46 9

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Yes No DK/NA 38% 52 9 33% 61 6

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 34% 58 8 35% 61 5 35% 58 8

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 44% 48 8 34% 61 6 32% 61 7

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Yes No DK/NA 34% 60 6 39% 51 10 30% 64 6

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 19% 76 5 48% 47 5 34% 59 6

HrdQ35 Kids Lopez <18 33% 61 6 28% 68 4

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