2/22: Paterson’s Path to Election

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Governor David Paterson became governor under unusual circumstances.  He has served in turbulent times, and oversees a government that is seen by most New Yorkers as dysfunctional.  He has also compiled unprecedentedly low poll numbers.  How low is low? In Marist’s statewide polls dating back nearly three decades, we find […]

2/3: 26% Approval Rating for Paterson

The brief bump in New York Governor David Paterson’s approval rating did not last long.  About one-quarter of registered voters statewide — 26% — think Paterson is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  Four in ten say the governor is performing fairly well while 30% think he is doing a poor job. […]

9/17: Resurrect Spitzer? “No Way,” Say Nearly Seven in Ten

Controversy-ridden former New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer has refuted rumors that he is looking to seek political office again.  And, perhaps, that’s a good thing. 69% of registered voters in New York State say they do not want Democrat Spitzer to run for statewide office next year.  This includes 62% of Spitzer’s own party, […]

Paterson Could Be Casualty of Albany Political Coup

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Just as Governor Paterson was trying to dig out in Albany, is the GOP Senate takeover yet another shovel of dirt on his political grave?  The most recent Marist Poll in New York State found that only 20% of voters statewide think Governor Paterson is changing the way things work […]

5/4: Paterson Approval Rating: Scraping Bottom?

How low can New York Governor David Paterson’s job approval rating go? Based on the latest Marist Poll numbers, it can still go lower, but not by much! Not quite one-fifth of New York registered voters statewide — 19% — report that Governor David Paterson is doing either an excellent or good job in office. […]

5/4: Dismal Outlook for Paterson in 2010

Looking ahead to next year’s gubernatorial election in New York, saying Governor David Paterson has his work cut out for him is an understatement. When up against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Paterson loses to Giuliani among New York State registered voters by more than 20 percentage points – 32% to 56%, […]

5/12: Cuomo Approval Rating at Lowest Point… Albany Perceived as Dripping with Corruption

While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo remains well-liked statewide, his job performance rating, 37%, has declined to its lowest point since he became governor in 2011.  Cuomo’s approval rating is down seven points since The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll last reported it in October and is in stark contrast to his highest […]

2/4: Any Way You Crunch the Numbers…

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Andrew Cuomo is off to a good start as New York’s Governor.  According to the latest Marist Poll, he has a 71% favorability rating and his job performance stands at 48%.  This translates into most New York voters telling us they like Cuomo and nearly half think, after just one […]

11/8: Governor Cuomo: Take Two

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff It’s Election Night in New York State.  The winds of change are strong as the Attorney General has just been elected governor by a wide margin.  The promise:  shake up the system and clean up the government.  Of course, the year was 2006 and the newly elected governor was Eliot […]

6/4: From the Floor: The Democratic and Republican Conventions in New York

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff More than two centuries ago, George Washington warned us about the corrosive effects of political parties.  Having spent the better part of the past two weeks at the New York State Democratic and Republican conventions, I am pretty convinced that this cherry tree chopper was not telling a fib. To […]