5/9: Cuomo Keeping Campaign Promises … Approval Rating Grows

Cuomo Keeping Campaign Promises … Approval Rating Grows With four months in office under his belt, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo is receiving high marks from the New York State electorate.  Nearly two thirds of registered voters — 64% — say he is fulfilling the promises he made on the campaign trail.  The governor […]

1/28: Gillibrand Approval Rating Climbs to Highest Point Since Taking Office

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has improved her standing among New York voters.  Nearly half of registered voters statewide — 49% — think she is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  Included here are 13% who report she is doing an excellent job and 36% who say she is doing a good one.  […]

10/30: New York Senate Race

According to this Marist Poll, Democrat Chuck Schumer has a wide lead over Republican Jay Townsend in the race for U.S. Senate in New York.  Schumer leads Townsend by 24 percentage points among likely voters including early voters and those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate. Schumer garners 60% to 36% for Townsend.  […]

10/22: New York Senate Race

U.S. Senate candidates Chuck Schumer and Jay Townsend will faceoff in a debate this Sunday night on the Marist College Campus. And, according to this Marist Poll of New York State voters, Schumer is the odds-on favorite to win re-election.  He receives the support of 63% of the state’s likely voters including early voters and […]

10/22: Countdown to Election Day in NY

By John Sparks With less than two weeks until Election Day, will the Republicans take control of the New York State Senate?  Can we expect any surprises in New York, and what will turnout be like?  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks with Political Analyst Jay DeDapper about this and more. John Sparks Jay, Election […]

9/28: Gillibrand Leads DioGuardi, 52% to 41%, Among Likely Voters

Both of New York’s seats in the U.S. Senate are up in this November’s midterm elections.  In the race between Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican opponent, Joseph DioGuardi, Gillibrand holds an 11 percentage point lead among likely voters in New York State.  A majority — 52% — reports they support Gillibrand while […]

9/28: The New York Ballot in 2010

By John Sparks     Despite calls to replace all incumbents regardless of whether they are Democrats or Republicans, Political Analyst Jay Dedapper thinks most of New York’s incumbents will hold onto their seats. And, he tells the Marist Poll’s John Sparks that’s because he believes voter turnout will be low in the upcoming midterm […]

3/2: What Might Have Been…Gillibrand and Ford Matchup

Harold Ford Jr.’s decision not to challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in New York makes good sense poll-wise.  In a Marist Poll completed last night, Gillibrand put a little more distance between herself and the former Tennessee Congressman in a hypothetical contest for the nomination.  50% of New York […]

1/20: GOP Upset: Could New York Be Next?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff In the aftermath of Scott Brown’s stunning upset win in Massachusetts, Democrats around the nation are at best re-evaluating the political landscape.  At worse, panic has set in.  New York, one of the bluest of the blue states, is no exception.  Democrats currently hold all statewide elected positions in the […]

1/15: Gillibrand Approval Rating Still Low

24% of registered voters in New York State think Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is doing either an excellent or good job in office.  Gillibrand’s approval rating is little changed from the last time The Marist Poll asked voters in New York State about her job performance.  Last November, 25% gave her high marks. “Gillibrand still hasn’t […]