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

Public Relations Contact: Pat Smith (212) 843- 2011 FOR RELEASE: OCTOBER 26,

PLEASE NOTE: EMBARGOED FOR WIRE RELEASE UNTIL 6:00 AM OCTOBER 26

KEEP RACE, JOB PROTECTION OUT OF REDISTRICTING, NEW YORK STATE VOTERS TELL QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL; CUOMO SHOULD VETO LAWMAKERS’ LINES, VOTERS SAY
Don’t draw legislative district lines to create racial or ethnic districts, such as blacks and Hispanics, New York State voters say 72 – 21 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. There is strong agreement among all political groups. White voters object to racial/ethnic districts 80 – 14 percent and black voters object 50 – 45 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. Voters also reject 53 – 29 percent drawing legislative districts with an eye to protecting incumbents. There is strong agreement among Democrats, Republicans and independent voters. An independent commission with no connection to the State Legislature should draw the district lines for electing members of the U.S. Congress and the State Legislature, 48 percent of New York State voters say. Another 28 percent support an independent commission with some legislative input and 11 percent say the State Legislature should create the districts. Gov. Andrew Cuomo should veto any redistricting plan not created by an independent commission, 45 percent say, while 33 percent say Cuomo should not veto such a plan. “The State Legislature is pushing ahead with its own redistricting plan and there’s no agreement on the design of a so-called independent commission, but a plurality of voters still think Gov. Andrew Cuomo should veto any plan that isn’t independently designed,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “Should the lines be drawn to protect incumbents, the way they did it for the legislature across the river in New Jersey? Absolutely not, New Yorkers say almost 2-1. “How about protecting minorities, such as blacks and Hispanics? Again, a resounding ‘no,’ more than 3-1, from voters. Even Democrats, whose candidates are usually the beneficiaries of racial preferences, are opposed 2-1.” -more-

Quinnipiac University Poll/October 26, 2011 – page 2 New York State voters approve 65 – 19 percent of the job Gov. Cuomo is doing, continuing his six-month string of +60 percent approval ratings, with six months of the highest score of any governor in the seven states surveyed by Quinnipiac University. Voters like Cuomo 63 – 12 percent and like his policies 61 – 25 percent. Cuomo is “about right” in his handling of public employee unions, 46 percent of voters say, while 21 percent say he is “too tough” and 20 percent say he is “not tough enough.” New York State public employees are not doing their fair share to ease the state’s financial problems, voters say 53 – 36 percent. Democrats are split 44 – 45 percent, but Republicans say 64 – 25 percent and independent voters say 55 – 35 percent that public employees are not doing their fair share. Voters in households with at least one union member say 50 – 41 percent that public employees are doing their fair share. “Fair weather or foul, New Yorkers admire their governor. As the sun comes out, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s job approval numbers are still at the peak he hit after the big storms,” Carroll said. “It’s a demographic clean sweep – he scores high in every category. “Is he too tough on the unions? Some people might have thought so after those layoff threats. But a lot of voters think he’s doing just right and many even think he’s too easy.” President Barack Obama gets a 50 – 45 percent approval rating in New York State, with Democrats approving 78 – 18 percent. Disapproval is 84 – 13 percent among Republicans and 50 – 43 percent among independent voters. Voters say 50 – 44 percent that President Obama does deserve to be reelected. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand gets a 50 – 24 percent approval rating, compared to 52 – 23 percent September 20. Charles Schumer gets a 61 – 28 percent approval rating, compared to 59 – 31 percent September 20. From October 18 – 24, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,540 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 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 data or RSS feed– http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

2

3

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 65% 19 15 Rep 66% 19 15 Dem 70% 17 13 Sub 70% 14 16 Ind 64% 18 18 Men 68% 20 12 Wom 63% 19 18 Wht 69% 17 14 Blk 60% 29 11

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 64% 21 14 63% 21 16

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 64% 22 14 62% 21 17 71% 17 12

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 56% 22 21 67% 21 12 71% 20 9 69% 14 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 58% 24 19 67% 20 13 68% 17 14 73% 18 10

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor? Oct 26 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 65 19 15 Sep 20 2011 66 17 17 Aug 10 2011 62 22 16 Jun 29 2011 64 19 17 Jun 01 2011 61 18 21 Apr 13 2011 64 16 21 Feb 23 2011 56 15 29

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 61% 28 11 Rep 40% 49 11 Dem 81% 9 10 Sub 57% 30 13 Ind 54% 34 12 Men 57% 36 7 Wom 65% 20 15 Wht 57% 32 11 Blk 82% 14 4

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 31 14 70% 23 7

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 65% 27 8 59% 29 13 65% 26 9

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 57% 27 16 62% 28 10 62% 32 6 63% 25 11

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 63% 25 12 61% 30 10 63% 29 8 59% 33 8

4

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 Oct 26 Sep 20 Aug 12 Jun 29 Jun 01 Dec 08 Apr 15 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2004* 1999 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 61 28 11 59 31 9 56 32 12 64 24 12 60 28 12 69 16 15 51 22 28

3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 50% 24 26 Rep 37% 39 24 Dem 66% 10 24 Sub 42% 25 33 Ind 40% 29 31 Men 46% 31 22 Wom 53% 17 30 Wht 51% 25 25 Blk 60% 21 20

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 52% 26 22 52% 21 27

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 53% 26 21 48% 24 28 53% 23 24

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 45% 22 33 51% 29 20 50% 26 24 55% 20 25

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 49% 21 30 51% 24 25 53% 27 20 51% 27 23

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator? (*High also 54% Feb 2011) APPROVE....... High Low Oct 26 Sep 20 Aug 12 Jun 29 Jun 01 Jun 29 Feb 17 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011* 2009 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 50 24 26 52 23 24 49 27 24 54 22 24 53 22 25 54 22 24 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 50% 45 5 Rep 13% 84 2 Dem 78% 18 4 Sub 43% 52 6 Ind 43% 50 7 Men 45% 51 4 Wom 55% 40 5 Wht 40% 56 4 Blk 90% 9 1

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA Cont’d 44% 52 4 60% 35 5

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 50% 47 4 48% 47 5 53% 42 5

5

4. (cont’d) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President? AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 55% 39 6 53% 43 4 50% 47 3 43% 52 5 ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 55% 37 8 51% 46 2 52% 45 3 44% 53 3

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

Oct 26 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 50 45 5

Sep 20 2011 50 45 6

Aug 12 2011 45 49 6

Jun 29 2011 57 38 5

Jun 01 2011 60 35 5

5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 25% 63 13 Rep 25% 63 12 Dem 30% 57 14 Sub 19% 64 17 Ind 22% 67 12 Men 22% 67 10 Wom 27% 58 15 Wht 23% 64 13 Blk 39% 56 5

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 25% 65 11 28% 59 12

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 22% 69 9 26% 59 14 23% 68 9

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 32% 56 12 24% 69 7 24% 67 10 22% 56 22

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 33% 55 12 24% 66 10 24% 62 13 19% 72 9

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job? APPROVE...... High Low Apr 04 Sep 01 2007 2010 34 43 23 15 75 9

Oct 26 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 25 63 13

Sep 20 2011 26 61 13

Aug 10 2011 27 62 11

Jun 29 2011 26 62 12

Jun 01 2011 25 62 12

6

6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 39% 43 18 Rep 42% 42 16 Dem 44% 36 20 Sub 35% 44 21 Ind 34% 47 19 Men 38% 48 14 Wom 41% 37 22 Wht 40% 42 18 Blk 41% 46 13

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 40% 45 16 42% 39 19

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 42% 43 15 38% 44 18 41% 40 19

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 43% 38 20 39% 44 17 39% 45 15 37% 42 21

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 43% 42 16 38% 43 18 43% 43 15 38% 44 18

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job? APPROVE...... High Low Dec 20 Feb 23 2005 2011 55 22 15 35 42 22

Oct 26 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 39 43 18

Sep 20 2011 41 39 20

Aug 10 2011 40 43 17

Jun 29 2011 45 38 17

Jun 01 2011 42 39 19

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 49% 37 15 Rep 44% 43 13 Dem 59% 26 15 Sub 43% 43 14 Ind 43% 42 15 Men 43% 46 11 Wom 53% 29 18 Wht 48% 38 14 Blk 55% 34 11

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 48% 38 13 52% 31 17

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 50% 36 14 50% 36 14 46% 38 16

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 48% 35 17 54% 36 10 51% 38 11 45% 37 18

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 50% 38 12 50% 36 15 55% 32 13 43% 45 12

7

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job? (* Low also 49% Apr 2011, Feb 2011, Aug 2011) APPROVE...... High Low Oct 26 Sep 20 Aug 10 Jun 29 Jun 01 Dec 20 Oct 26 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2005 2011* Approve Disapprove DK/NA 49 37 15 50 35 15 49 37 14 54 33 13 51 34 16 63 22 15 49 37 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 27% 45 28 Rep 21% 57 22 Dem 34% 33 32 Sub 17% 46 38 Ind 22% 50 27 Men 24% 56 21 Wom 29% 36 35 Wht 24% 50 26 Blk 38% 35 27

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 24% 51 24 35% 38 27

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 26% 50 24 29% 42 29 24% 50 26

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 34% 26 39 30% 47 23 23% 54 24 24% 47 29

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 34% 36 30 28% 43 29 25% 48 28 24% 56 20

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Sheldon Silver is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker? (*Low also 25% Apr 2010) APPROVE....... High Low Oct 26 Sep 20 Aug 10 Jun 29 Sep 01 Dec 24 Aug 10 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2008 2011* Approve Disapprove DK/NA 27 45 28 30 45 25 25 49 26 29 43 28 28 43 29 38 34 38 25 49 26

9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 21% 36 42 Rep 23% 35 42 Dem 20% 34 45 Sub 18% 39 43 Ind 21% 38 41 Men 22% 45 33 Wom 20% 29 51 Wht 20% 37 42 Blk 32% 35 33

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA Cont’d 21% 38 41 23% 33 44

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 21% 44 35 24% 32 43 16% 43 41

8

9. (cont’d) Do you approve or disapprove of the way Dean Skelos is handling his job as State Senate Majority Leader? AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 32% 28 40 22% 41 37 17% 44 39 19% 29 53 ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 26% 28 47 19% 33 47 20% 42 38 20% 46 34

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

10. 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 4% 30 34 31 1 3% 20 35 41 4% 43 30 22 Sub 5% 21 38 35 1 4% 25 38 31 1 4% 29 36 31 1 3% 32 32 32 1 2% 28 36 33 1 8% 40 29 22 1

UpStat NYC Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 2% 27 35 37 1 5% 39 32 23 1

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 2% 29 34 35 4% 30 33 33 3% 31 36 29 1

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 4% 40 30 25 1 3% 29 38 30 1 4% 25 33 37 1 4% 32 32 30 1

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 2% 35 28 35 3% 30 38 28 1 2% 33 34 29 1 3% 26 38 32 1

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 Oct 26 Sep 20 Aug 10 Jun 29 Jun 01 Feb 25 Jun 23 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 1998 2010 Very satisfied Smwht satisfied Smwht dissatisfied Very dissatisfied DK/NA 4 30 34 31 1 2 34 33 31 2 33 31 33 1 4 34 34 27 1 3 34 32 29 1 13 60 20 7 1 1 18 33 47 1

9

11. If the 2012 election for President were being held today, do you think you would vote for Barack Obama the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate? Tot Obama 49% Republican 34 DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 9 DK/NA 9 Rep 8% 82 4 6 Dem 81% 8 5 5 Sub 45% 38 7 10 Ind 40% 34 15 12 Men 45% 39 8 7 Wom 52% 30 9 10 Wht 38% 45 9 9 Blk 87% 3 7 4

UpStat NYC Obama 40% Republican 42 DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 10 DK/NA 8 61% 24 7 8

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 50% 35 8 7 44% 37 10 10 57% 30 6 7

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Obama 49% Republican 31 DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 9 DK/NA 11 51% 35 8 6 51% 34 7 7 43% 38 9 10

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 53% 29 8 11 47% 36 9 8 50% 35 8 7 49% 38 8 5

TREND: If the 2012 election for President were being held today, do you think you would vote for Barack Obama the Democratic candidate, or for the Republican candidate? Oct 26 2011 Obama 49 Republican 34 DEPENDS ON CAND(VOL) 9 DK/NA 9 Sep 20 2011 52 33 7 7 Aug 12 2011 49 34 8 10 Jun 29 2011 53 30 11 5 Jun 01 2011 55 27 11 7

12. Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected? Tot Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 50% 44 6 Rep 11% 85 4 Dem 80% 15 5 Sub 42% 49 9 Ind 41% 51 8 Men 47% 48 5 Wom 52% 40 7 Wht 38% 55 7 Blk 89% 9 2

UpStat NYC Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 43% 52 6 62% 33 5

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 50% 44 5 47% 47 6 55% 39 7

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 54% 41 5 51% 44 4 50% 43 7 45% 47 8

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 57% 34 9 45% 50 5 52% 44 3 46% 48 6

10

TREND: Do you feel that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected, or do you feel that he does not deserve to be reelected? Oct 26 2011 Yes/Deserves No/Does not DK/NA 50 44 6 Sep 20 2011 51 43 6 Aug 12 2011 48 46 6 Jun 29 2011 56 39 5 June 01 2011 57 36 6

13. Regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo's policies, would you say you like or don't like Andrew Cuomo as a person? Tot Like Don't Like DK/NA 63% 12 25 Rep 63% 15 22 Dem 69% 9 21 Sub 62% 13 25 Ind 59% 13 28 Men 65% 13 22 Wom 61% 12 27 Wht 63% 13 24 Blk 68% 13 19

UpStat NYC Like Don't Like DK/NA 62% 11 26 64% 13 23

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 62% 14 24 62% 11 27 64% 15 21

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Like Don't Like DK/NA 52% 17 32 66% 11 23 66% 15 19 70% 7 23

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 63% 14 23 70% 9 21 64% 11 25 63% 14 23

TREND: Regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo's policies, would you say you like or don't like Andrew Cuomo as a person? Oct 26 2011 Like Don't Like DK/NA 63 12 25 Sep 20 2011 64 13 23 Aug 10 2011 64 12 24 Jun 29 2011 64 12 24 Jun 01 2011 61 13 26

11

14. And regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Andrew Cuomo's policies? Tot Like Don't Like DK/NA 61% 25 14 Rep 54% 31 15 Dem 67% 20 13 Sub 62% 21 18 Ind 62% 23 15 Men 63% 24 13 Wom 59% 25 16 Wht 63% 23 13 Blk 59% 32 10

UpStat NYC Like Don't Like DK/NA 60% 27 13 61% 25 14

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 62% 28 10 57% 26 16 67% 22 11

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Like Don't Like DK/NA 48% 31 22 64% 25 11 67% 25 8 65% 19 16

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 51% 31 18 65% 25 10 67% 21 12 66% 23 11

TREND: And regardless of how you feel about Andrew Cuomo as a person, would you say you like or don't like most of Andrew Cuomo's policies? Oct 26 2011 Like Don't Like DK/NA 61 25 14 Sep 20 2011 64 23 12 Aug 10 2011 61 26 12 Jun 29 2011 62 24 14 Jun 01 2011 61 23 16

15. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the state budget? Tot Approve Disapprove DK/NA 57% 29 14 Rep 61% 26 13 Dem 58% 28 13 Sub 57% 24 18 Ind 58% 28 13 Men 66% 25 9 Wom 50% 32 18 Wht 62% 27 11 Blk 49% 36 14

UpStat NYC Approve Disapprove DK/NA 60% 33 7 55% 27 18

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 54% 33 13 54% 30 16 63% 26 11

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Approve Disapprove DK/NA 48% 37 15 53% 35 12 66% 27 6 62% 19 19

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 47% 36 17 61% 26 13 64% 26 11 64% 28 9

12

TREND: Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the state budget? Oct 26 2011 Approve Disapprove DK/NA 57 29 14 Sep 20 2011 62 25 13 Aug 10 2011 59 29 11 Jun 01 2011 57 30 13 Apr 13 2011 57 29 14 Feb 23 2011 57 28 16

16. Do you think Andrew Cuomo is being too tough on the public employee unions, not tough enough or is he handling the public employee unions about right? Tot Too tough Not tough enough About right DK/NA 21% 20 46 14 Rep 13% 31 46 10 Dem 26% 12 50 13 Sub 21% 19 47 13 Ind 20% 23 44 14 Men 20% 21 50 9 Wom 21% 19 42 17 Wht 17% 23 49 12 Blk 37% 10 45 8

UpStat NYC Too tough Not tough enough About right DK/NA 19% 22 48 11 22% 19 43 17

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 34% 16 42 8 19% 22 44 15 24% 17 49 10

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Too tough Not tough enough About right DK/NA 16% 20 40 24 25% 23 43 9 24% 21 47 8 14% 18 54 14

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 15% 21 46 18 20% 23 44 12 26% 16 47 10 22% 23 49 6

17. Do you think New York State public employees are doing their fair share to ease New York State's financial problems or not? Tot Yes/Fair share No/Not DK/NA 36% 53 11 Rep 25% 64 11 Dem 44% 45 12 Sub 34% 53 13 Ind 35% 55 9 Men 37% 54 9 Wom 36% 51 13 Wht 32% 57 11 Blk 50% 42 8

UpStat NYC Yes/Fair share No/Not DK/NA 34% 57 9 40% 49 12

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 50% 41 9 34% 56 11 40% 48 12

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Yes/Fair share No/Not DK/NA 37% 53 10 39% 54 8 41% 51 9 27% 56 17

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 31% 58 11 37% 53 9 43% 49 8 38% 55 7

13

23. Who do you think should draw the district lines by which members of the state legislature and Congress are elected - the state legislature or a commission that has no connection to the state legislature or an independent commission with some legislative input? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk State legislature Commissn/No connect Commissn/Legis input DK/NA 11% 48 28 13 13% 46 30 11 12% 46 29 13 Sub 7% 52 25 15 7% 53 29 12 10% 52 27 10 11% 45 29 15 9% 54 27 11 20% 34 35 11

UpStat NYC State legislature 9% Commissn/No connect 53 Commissn/Legis input 27 DK/NA 11 15% 41 31 12

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 11% 55 26 8 12% 45 27 16 9% 54 29 7

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ State legislature Commissn/No connect Commissn/Legis input DK/NA 11% 37 34 17 12% 53 29 6 8% 54 28 9 12% 47 23 18

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 11% 42 29 18 15% 49 25 11 9% 51 33 7 8% 59 25 8

TREND: Who do you think should draw the district lines by which members of the state legislature and Congress are elected: The state legislature or a commission that has no connection to the state legislature or an independent commission with some legislative input? Oct 26 2011 State legislature Commissn/No connect Commissn/Legis input DK/NA 11 48 28 13 Sep 20 2011 10 50 27 13 Aug 11 2011 13 50 26 11 Jun 28 2011 14 42 34 10 Jun 02 2011 13 46 31 10 Apr 14 2011 12 51 29 7

24. Do you think Governor Cuomo should veto a redistricting plan that is not created by an independent commission, or not? Tot Yes No DK/NA 45% 33 22 Rep 41% 36 23 Dem 47% 32 22 Sub 45% 29 26 Ind 49% 31 21 Men 53% 31 17 Wom 38% 35 27 Wht 48% 32 20 Blk 38% 43 19

UpStat NYC Yes No DK/NA 46% 34 20 44% 34 23

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 50% 33 17 40% 35 25 53% 30 17

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Yes No DK/NA 38% 37 25 49% 34 17 52% 33 15 38% 31 30

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 40% 34 26 35% 44 20 51% 35 14 58% 26 16

14

TREND: Do you think Governor Cuomo should veto a redistricting plan that is not created by an independent commission or not? Oct 26 2011 Yes No DK/NA 45 33 22 Sep 20 2011 47 35 18 Aug 11 2011 49 30 21

25. When legislative district lines are drawn, do you want them drawn so the member of congress, assembly member and state senator who currently represents you are more likely to be reelected, or don't you think helping incumbents should be considered? Tot Yes/More likely 29% No/Shld not consider 53 DK/NA 17 Rep 28% 54 19 Dem 35% 48 17 Sub 21% 56 23 Ind 23% 62 15 Men 26% 61 13 Wom 33% 47 20 Wht 23% 60 17 Blk 47% 39 14

UpStat NYC Yes/More likely 25% No/Shld not consider 61 DK/NA 14 39% 44 17

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 30% 56 14 34% 45 21 21% 69 11

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Yes/More likely 31% No/Shld not consider 50 DK/NA 19 34% 53 13 30% 59 11 25% 51 25

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 42% 39 19 33% 54 14 29% 59 12 17% 71 12

26. Some people say that when legislative district lines are drawn there should be a requirement that districts be created for racial and ethnic groups, such as blacks and Hispanics. Do you agree or disagree? Tot Agree Disagree DK/NA 21% 72 6 Rep 13% 82 5 Dem 30% 63 7 Sub 14% 77 9 Ind 18% 77 6 Men 20% 76 4 Wom 22% 69 8 Wht 14% 80 5 Blk 45% 50 5

UpStat NYC Agree Disagree DK/NA 15% 79 6 32% 62 6

Union COLLEGE DEGREE HsHlds No Yes 19% 77 3 22% 71 7 20% 75 5

AGE IN YEARS............ 18-34 35-49 50-64 65+ Agree Disagree DK/NA 34% 61 5 19% 75 6 19% 77 4 14% 76 10

ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME... <30K 30-50 50-100 >100K 31% 63 6 17% 76 7 17% 79 4 18% 77 5

15

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful