November 23, 2009
11/23: Approval Rating Roundup — Schumer, DiNapoli, & Obama
Schumer Approval Rating in Mid-50’s
Senator Chuck Schumer receives above average grades from a majority of New York voters. 54% of registered voters statewide think he is doing either an excellent or good job in office while 29% rate him as fair, and 13% say he is performing poorly.
Schumer’s approval rating has come down a notch since Marist last asked New York State voters about his job performance in mid-September. At that time, 58% gave him high marks. It has returned to what it was in July when 54% of New Yorkers shared that view.
DiNapoli Approval Rating…Stuck in Sea of Uncertainty
New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli needs to become better known among voters.
While 30% of registered voters in New York State report DiNapoli is doing an excellent or good job in office, more than one-quarter of the electorate — 27% — are unsure how to rate him.
This has been an ongoing problem for DiNapoli. When Marist asked about the comptroller’s approval rating in September, 35% approved of the job he was doing with 26% reporting they did not know how to rate him. In June, DiNapoli received similar ratings.
President Obama with 55% Approval Rating in NYS
A majority of registered voters in New York State — 55% — think President Barack Obama is doing either an excellent or good job in office. One-fifth give the president poor marks.
When Marist last asked the New York State electorate about Mr. Obama’s job approval rating at the end of September, 52% thought he was performing well.