11/23: Approval Rating Roundup — Schumer, DiNapoli, & Obama

Schumer Approval Rating in Mid-50’s

Sen. Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer

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.

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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.

Table: Schumer Approval Rating

DiNapoli Approval Rating…Stuck in Sea of Uncertainty

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli needs to become better known among voters.

Thomas DiNapoli (courtesy N.Y. State)

Thomas DiNapoli (courtesy N.Y. State)

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.

Table: DiNapoli Approval Rating

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.

Table: Obama Approval Rating

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