Maurice Carroll, Director, Quinnipiac University Polling Institute (203) 582-5334 Rubenstein Associates, Inc.

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FOR RELEASE: APRIL 17, 2013

NEW YORK REPUBLICANS SHIFT BACK TO CUOMO, QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS; VOTERS GIVE GOV LOW MARKS ON CORRUPTION
Despite low marks for handling legislative corruption, New York State voters give Gov. Andrew Cuomo a 57 – 29 percent overall job approval rating, including 48 – 39 percent approval among Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to a 55 – 27 percent overall approval, with a negative 38 – 49 percent approval among Republicans, in the March 19 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uhpe-ack) University. Today, approval is 71 – 16 percent among Democrats and 48 – 37 percent among independent voters. In a regional split that opened after Cuomo signed tough new gun-control legislation in January, upstate voters approve 46 – 39 percent while New York City voters approve 67 – 18 percent and suburban voters approve 58 – 27 percent. There is also a large gender gap as men approve 49 – 39 percent, while women approve 63 – 20 percent. With large partisan and regional divisions, New York State voters support the state’s new gun-control legislation 63 – 33 percent and approve 52 – 38 percent of Cuomo’s handling of gun policy. Democrats approve of Cuomo on guns 69 – 21 percent; Republicans disapprove 60 – 33 percent. Independent voters split 44 – 44 percent. Upstate voters disapprove 54 – 37 percent, while approval is 66 – 24 percent in New York City and 54 – 35 percent among suburban voters. “That first-in-the-nation gun-control package continues to hurt New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo politically, although, by margins of 2-1, New Yorkers overall like the tougher law. The city-upstate split on the bill and the governor is huge,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Overall, the Gov’s job approval numbers stay positive, with the very blue New York City very much on his side.” -more-

Quinnipiac University Poll/April 17, 2013 – page 2 New York State voters disapprove 57 – 30 percent of the job the State Legislature is doing and disapprove 44 – 23 percent of the job Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is doing, his lowest grade ever. Voters disapprove 28 – 22 percent of the job State Senate Co-leader Dean Skelos is doing, with 50 percent undecided. State Senate Co-leader Jeff Klein gets a split verdict, with 19 percent approving, 22 percent disapproving and 58 percent undecided. Joint leadership of the State Senate is a “power grab,” rather than “effective government,” voters say 50 – 35 percent. Government corruption in New York State is a “very serious” problem, 48 percent of voters say, the highest number since Quinnipiac University began asking the question in 2003. Another 39 percent say corruption is a “somewhat serious” problem. The governor, not legislative leaders, should have primary responsibility for cleaning up legislative corruption, voters say 47 – 34 percent, but only 37 percent say Cuomo’s clean-up efforts are “excellent” or “good,” while 52 percent say “not so good” or “poor.” Legislative leaders get no votes for excellence in cleaning corruption, with 16 percent “good” and 75 percent for “not so good” or “poor.” Officials convicted of a felony should lose their government pensions, voters say 84 – 11 percent, with support of 71 percent or higher among all groups. New York State voters oppose 53 – 37 percent campaign financing for candidates to statewide office and the State Legislature, with no group in support. Public financing of campaigns would not help reduce corruption, voters say 55 – 35 percent. “The State Legislature and its leaders are, as usual, unpopular, and more voters think that shared Senate leadership is a power grab rather than an effective way to get business done,” Carroll said. “They think it’s the governor’s obligation, more than the Legislature’s, to drain the cesspool and they’re not convinced he’s doing a good job. “Would public financing of campaigns help clean up the mess? Voters don't think so. They would like to see officials convicted of corruption lose their pensions.” From April 9 – 14, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,404 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.6 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, 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 57% 29 15 Rep 48% 39 14 Dem 71% 16 13 Ind 48% 37 16 Men 49% 39 12 Wom 63% 20 17 Wht 55% 33 13 Blk 68% 12 20 Hsp 63% 17 20

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 58% 31 11 56% 27 17

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 55% 23 22 56% 33 10 60% 29 10

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 43% 31 26 56% 30 14 62% 27 11

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 46% 39 16 67% 18 14 58% 27 15

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 35% 54 11 65% 21 14 36% 44 19

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? APPROVE....... High Low Dec 12 Mar 19 2012 2013 74 13 13 55 27 18

Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 57 29 15

Mar 19 2013 55 27 18

Jan 30 2013 59 28 13

Dec 12 2012 74 13 13

Sep 12 2012 70 16 14

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 64% 26 10 Rep 48% 45 7 Dem 83% 9 9 Ind 55% 35 10 Men 58% 34 7 Wom 69% 20 11 Wht 61% 29 10 Blk 78% 14 8 Hsp 70% 20 10

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 66% 25 9 63% 27 10

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 65% 20 15 65% 28 7 63% 32 5

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 64% 25 11 62% 26 12 66% 27 7

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 31 13 75% 18 7 62% 31 7

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 39% 48 13 81% 8 12 47% 39 14

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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

Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 64 26 10

Mar 19 2013 61 27 13

Jan 30 2013 60 30 10

Dec 12 2012 63 23 15

Sep 12 2012 62 25 13

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 57% 21 21 Rep 39% 37 24 Dem 70% 9 21 Ind 57% 24 19 Men 54% 30 16 Wom 60% 14 26 Wht 58% 24 19 Blk 63% 12 25 Hsp 50% 12 38

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 63% 21 16 54% 21 25

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 59% 17 24 57% 24 18 62% 22 16

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 56% 25 20 56% 20 24 60% 21 20

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 53% 27 21 62% 14 24 57% 24 19

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 36% 41 23 70% 9 21 51% 29 20

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? APPROVE....... High Low Dec 12 Feb 17 2012 2009 61 18 21 28 10 62

Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 57 21 21

Mar 19 2013 57 21 22

Jan 30 2013 57 21 22

Dec 12 2012 61 18 21

Jul 25 2012 54 20 26

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4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 41 4 Rep 20% 79 1 Dem 88% 10 2 Ind 41% 53 7 Men 47% 49 3 Wom 62% 34 4 Wht 46% 52 3 Blk 82% 11 8 Hsp 74% 22 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 60% 39 1 53% 42 5

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 59% 36 5 56% 42 2 52% 45 3

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 55% 42 4 57% 39 4 54% 43 3

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 46% 51 3 69% 26 5 49% 48 3

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 19% 81 81% 16 3 36% 59 5

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

Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55 41 4

Mar 19 2013 57 39 4

Jan 30 2013 57 39 4

Dec 12 2012 62 35 3

Jul 25 2012 57 38 5

5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 30% 57 12 Rep 32% 56 12 Dem 36% 51 13 Ind 25% 64 11 Men 29% 63 9 Wom 32% 53 15 Wht 29% 59 12 Blk 43% 49 8 Hsp 33% 50 16

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 28% 60 12 32% 56 13

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 34% 51 15 35% 56 9 26% 67 8

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 34% 59 7 29% 58 13 29% 57 15

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 27% 61 12 34% 53 13 31% 57 12

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 24% 63 14 38% 48 15 21% 69 9

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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

Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 30 57 12

Mar 19 2013 30 55 15

Jan 30 2013 32 50 18

Dec 12 2012 35 46 18

Sep 12 2012 34 50 15

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 23% 44 33 Rep 20% 48 32 Dem 30% 36 34 Ind 17% 51 32 Men 22% 55 23 Wom 24% 34 42 Wht 18% 47 35 Blk 43% 27 30 Hsp 32% 37 31

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 18% 51 31 26% 39 35

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 28% 32 40 21% 53 26 19% 55 26

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 28% 32 39 21% 45 34 21% 49 30

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 17% 48 34 30% 39 31 22% 43 36

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 18% 56 26 27% 33 40 9% 58 33

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker? APPROVE....... High Low Dec 24 Apr 17 2008 2013 38 34 38 23 44 33

Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 23 44 33

Feb 15 2012 29 45 26

Dec 20 2011 25 44 31

Oct 26 2011 27 45 28

Sep 20 2011 30 45 25

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7. 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% 28 50 Rep 32% 22 46 Dem 23% 25 51 Ind 16% 34 50 Men 23% 36 41 Wom 21% 21 58 Wht 19% 28 52 Blk 33% 24 43 Hsp 31% 21 48

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 19% 32 49 24% 25 51

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 26% 22 52 19% 33 48 23% 32 46

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 29% 20 51 22% 31 46 19% 28 53

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 15% 32 53 26% 25 50 29% 25 46

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 22% 27 51 18% 27 55 8% 40 52

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader? TREND AS SENATE MAJORITY LEADER............... Feb 15 Dec 20 Oct 26 Sep 20 Aug 10 Jun 29 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 26 34 41 24 34 42 21 36 42 23 36 41 23 40 37 25 35 40

8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Jeff Klein is handling his job as State Senate Co-Leader? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 19% 22 58 Rep 24% 19 57 Dem 22% 22 56 Ind 18% 24 59 Men 19% 28 53 Wom 20% 18 63 Wht 16% 20 64 Blk 37% 27 36 Hsp 28% 26 46

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 15% 26 59 22% 20 58

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 24% 19 56 18% 25 57 16% 25 59

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 34% 14 52 19% 27 54 13% 22 64

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 14% 23 63 25% 23 53 21% 20 59

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 18% 22 60 19% 20 61 9% 25 66

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9. 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 Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 5% 40 28 26 1 Rep 4% 37 27 32 1 Dem 6% 50 32 11 1 Ind 5% 30 26 37 2 Men 6% 37 24 33 1 Wom 4% 42 32 20 2 Wht 4% 38 28 29 1 Blk 2% 49 28 18 3 Hsp 8% 40 36 16 -

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 5% 46 27 22 1 5% 36 29 29 2

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 5% 36 31 26 1 6% 41 27 26 1 4% 42 27 26 1

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 7% 41 22 28 1 2% 38 31 27 2 6% 40 28 25 1

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 4% 32 27 37 7% 49 27 15 2 4% 38 30 25 3

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 3% 24 30 43 4% 49 30 18 5% 25 24 46 -

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

Apr 17 2013 Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 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

Sep 12 2012 5 47 30 17 1

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10. As you may be aware, state senate Republicans and five state senate Democrats have announced a coalition where they will share control of the New York State Senate, deciding which bills come up for a vote. Do you think this coalition leadership of the New York State Senate is a good way to create effective government or a power grab by a handful of elected officials? Tot Effective gov't Power grab DK/NA 35% 50 15 Rep 45% 44 11 Dem 35% 50 15 Ind 30% 53 17 Men 32% 53 15 Wom 37% 47 16 Wht 35% 49 16 Blk 35% 46 18 Hsp 32% 53 15

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Effective gov't Power grab DK/NA 35% 51 14 34% 50 16

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 37% 44 19 36% 57 8 35% 53 13

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 50% 41 9 31% 56 13 31% 51 19

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Effective gov't Power grab DK/NA 31% 53 16 35% 47 17 40% 49 11

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 35% 48 17 33% 57 10 29% 54 18

TREND: As you may be aware, state senate Republicans and five state senate Democrats have announced a coalition where they will share control of the New York State Senate, deciding which bills come up for a vote. Do you think this coalition leadership of the New York State Senate is a good way to create effective government or a power grab by a handful of elected officials? Apr 17 2013 Effective gov't Power grab DK/NA 35 50 15 Dec 12 2012 53 30 17

11. Do you approve or disapprove of Andrew Cuomo's handling of gun policy? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 52% 38 10 Rep 33% 60 7 Dem 69% 21 10 Ind 44% 44 11 Men 48% 47 5 Wom 55% 31 14 Wht 49% 42 9 Blk 65% 26 9 Hsp 58% 28 15

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Approve Disapprove DK/NA 58% 34 8 47% 41 12

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 50% 37 13 52% 41 7 56% 38 6

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 46% 40 14 50% 39 11 55% 37 8

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Approve Disapprove DK/NA 37% 54 9 66% 24 11 54% 35 11

DENSITY............ Urban Suburb Rural 62% 28 11 49% 41 10 34% 56 10

GUN HSHOLD Yes No 24% 65 11 61% 29 10

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TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of Andrew Cuomo's handling of gun policy? Apr 17 2013 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 52 38 10 Mar 19 2013 49 38 13

12. Do you support or oppose the stricter new gun control laws in New York State? Tot Support Oppose DK/NA 63% 33 4 Rep 43% 55 2 Dem 83% 14 3 Ind 54% 41 5 Men 54% 43 3 Wom 71% 25 4 Wht 60% 37 4 Blk 74% 19 7 Hsp 74% 25 1

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Support Oppose DK/NA 71% 27 3 59% 37 4

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 63% 33 5 62% 36 3 66% 31 2

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 56% 43 1 64% 33 3 66% 29 5

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Support Oppose DK/NA 48% 50 3 79% 18 4 66% 29 5

DENSITY............ Urban Suburb Rural 73% 23 4 63% 34 3 44% 53 3

GUN HSHOLD Yes No 34% 63 3 74% 22 4

TREND: Do you support or oppose the stricter new gun control laws in New York State? Apr 17 2013 Support Oppose DK/NA 63 33 4 Mar 19 2013 64 31 4

19. 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 10 Rep 26% 64 10 Dem 43% 49 8 Ind 37% 51 12 Men 41% 51 8 Wom 33% 55 12 Wht 35% 55 10 Blk 43% 45 12 Hsp 38% 57 6

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Support Oppose DK/NA 45% 49 6 32% 55 13

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 36% 50 14 38% 56 6 44% 51 4

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 45% 47 9 37% 54 8 34% 55 11

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Support Oppose DK/NA 31% 58 11 44% 45 11 35% 58 7

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 24% 65 11 39% 52 10 32% 56 12

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TREND: Do you support or oppose public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide offices and the state legislature? Apr 17 2013 Support Oppose DK/NA 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

20. 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 48% Smwht serious 39 Not too serious 8 Not a problem at all 2 DK/NA 3 Rep 46% 40 11 1 2 Dem 41% 45 8 2 4 Ind 55% 34 5 2 3 Men 54% 33 8 2 3 Wom 43% 45 7 2 3 Wht 45% 41 9 1 4 Blk 56% 33 4 5 2 Hsp 59% 37 1 3

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Very serious 45% Smwht serious 43 Not too serious 8 Not a problem at all 1 DK/NA 3 50% 37 7 2 4

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 47% 41 6 2 4 49% 41 8 2 1 45% 42 10 1 2

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 38% 48 7 4 3 50% 39 8 1 2 50% 37 7 1 4

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Very serious 47% Smwht serious 41 Not too serious 7 Not a problem at all 2 DK/NA 4 54% 33 8 3 3 42% 47 8 3

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 50% 36 11 1 2 31% 54 8 1 5 55% 34 4 1 4

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? Apr 17 2013 Very serious 48 Smwht serious 39 Not too serious 8 Not a problem at all 2 DK/NA 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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21. 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% 10 58 8 Rep 23% 9 61 7 Dem 18% 14 61 7 Ind 29% 8 55 9 Men 30% 10 54 6 Wom 18% 11 61 10 Wht 25% 8 60 8 Blk 21% 7 63 9 Hsp 18% 19 55 9

COLLEGE DEG Yes No More Less About as much DK/NA 24% 9 59 8 23% 11 57 9

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 19% 13 58 9 25% 11 60 4 26% 6 62 5

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 25% 16 53 6 26% 8 61 5 21% 9 58 11

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub More Less About as much DK/NA 27% 8 57 8 23% 13 55 9 20% 10 63 8

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 28% 4 62 6 18% 11 61 11 33% 8 52 7

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? Apr 17 2013 More Less About as much DK/NA 24 10 58 8 Oct 02 2007 17 13 60 9

22. 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 47% 34 19 Rep 42% 43 16 Dem 55% 31 14 Ind 42% 32 26 Men 46% 32 22 Wom 48% 36 16 Wht 45% 36 19 Blk 49% 30 21 Hsp 58% 30 12

COLLEGE DEG Yes No The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 46% 36 18 47% 33 20

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 44% 34 22 49% 35 17 52% 35 13

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 46% 32 22 47% 40 13 49% 30 21

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 37% 41 23 54% 30 16 54% 29 18

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 30% 52 19 44% 36 20 35% 37 28

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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? Apr 17 2013 The governor Legislative leaders DK/NA 47 34 19 Dec 12 2012 48 36 16 Sep 12 2012 54 32 14

23. 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 3% 34 35 17 11 Rep 3% 33 34 21 10 Dem 4% 39 35 10 13 Ind 3% 29 37 21 10 Men 3% 31 36 21 8 Wom 3% 36 34 13 14 Wht 2% 35 35 17 11 Blk 9% 35 35 15 6 Hsp 4% 37 38 9 12

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 2% 32 35 18 13 4% 35 35 16 10

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 4% 38 31 16 12 4% 34 36 16 10 1% 34 41 16 8

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 33 38 18 11 3% 30 39 17 10 5% 37 30 16 12

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 1% 31 37 21 10 6% 36 33 13 12 2% 36 35 15 12

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 1% 27 34 30 8 1% 41 35 9 13 2% 24 42 23 9

TREND: How would you rate the job Governor Cuomo is doing cleaning up legislative corruption; excellent, good, not so good, or poor? Apr 17 2013 Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 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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24. 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 16 45 30 9 Rep 19 45 24 12 Dem 15 48 27 9 Ind 1% 12 45 35 6 Men 1% 14 41 36 8 Wom 17 48 25 10 Wht 14 46 30 10 Blk 20 47 30 3 Hsp 23 49 23 5

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 10 42 36 12 1% 19 48 26 7

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 1% 22 43 26 9 1% 13 53 27 6 10 44 37 9

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 18 46 24 11 15 49 29 8 1% 15 43 32 9

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Excellent Good Not so good Poor DK/NA 13 46 34 7 1% 20 43 28 8 13 47 27 12

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 14 42 33 12 1% 14 52 27 7 1% 9 47 38 5

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

25. Do you think public financing of campaigns would help reduce government corruption or don't you think so? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp Yes/Reduce No DK/NA 35% 55 10 26% 65 8 37% 53 10 38% 52 10 41% 52 7 29% 58 13 35% 57 8 32% 55 13 32% 53 16

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Yes/Reduce No DK/NA 42% 50 8 30% 58 12

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 34% 54 12 38% 54 8 38% 56 6

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 33% 61 7 35% 57 8 36% 51 13

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Yes/Reduce No DK/NA 32% 59 9 38% 50 12 34% 57 8

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 25% 66 8 34% 56 9 35% 55 10

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26. Do you think elected or appointed government officials who are convicted of a felony should or should not lose their government pension? Tot Lose pension Not lose DK/NA 84% 11 5 Rep 85% 12 2 Dem 82% 12 6 Ind 86% 11 3 Men 86% 11 3 Wom 81% 12 7 Wht 88% 8 4 Blk 71% 21 8 Hsp 79% 17 4

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Lose pension Not lose DK/NA 87% 9 4 82% 13 6

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 79% 15 6 87% 7 5 92% 6 3

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 75% 19 6 87% 10 3 85% 9 6

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Lose pension Not lose DK/NA 86% 9 5 78% 16 7 89% 7 3

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 83% 13 4 85% 8 7 88% 8 4

27. Do you think corruption in New York State government is mainly caused by New York City politicians or not? Tot Yes/Caused No DK/NA 38% 51 11 Rep 44% 46 10 Dem 35% 55 11 Ind 38% 51 11 Men 41% 49 10 Wom 36% 52 12 Wht 36% 53 11 Blk 49% 40 11 Hsp 43% 45 11

COLLEGE DEG Yes No Yes/Caused No DK/NA 31% 60 9 43% 45 12

ANNUAL HSHOLD INC <50K 50-100 >100K 46% 40 14 36% 58 7 31% 61 8

AGE IN YRS....... 18-34 35-54 55+ 47% 46 7 33% 56 10 38% 49 13

AREA............. UpStat NYC Sub Yes/Caused No DK/NA 42% 46 13 35% 54 12 37% 55 8

UPSTATE NY....... Rep Dem Ind 49% 38 13 37% 47 16 41% 49 10

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