April 17, 2012
4/17: Obama Leads Romney by 22% in New York State
NY1/YNN/Marist New York State Poll
President Barack Obama has a double-digit lead over his probable Republican challenger Mitt Romney in New York State. According to this NY1/YNN-Marist Poll, nearly six in ten registered voters in New York — 57% — support President Obama while 35% back Romney. Only 8% are undecided.
Similar results were reported in NY1/YNN-Marist’s January survey. At that time, 58% said they would cast their ballot for the president while 35% reported they would vote for Romney. Seven percent, at that time, were undecided.
“New York is solid for President Obama’s re-election prospects,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “Anything else in a state that he carried by 27 points in 2008 would be startling.”
President Obama enjoys an approval rating of 47% among registered voters in New York State. This includes 18% who say the president is doing an excellent job and 29% who report he is doing a good one. More than one in five — 22% — thinks the president is doing a fair job while 31% believe he is performing poorly. Less than 1% is unsure.
The president’s approval rating in New York is virtually unchanged. In January, 46% gave Mr. Obama a thumbs-up. 26% thought the president deserved a “fair” grade, and 28% reported he missed the mark. Less than 1% was unsure.
42% Plan to Support Gillibrand for Re-election…More than One-Third Still Unsure
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand faces re-election in November. What are her electoral chances? More than four in ten registered voters statewide — 42% — say they will definitely vote for Gillibrand while 23% report they will definitely vote against her. A notable 35% are unsure.
In NY1/YNN-Marist’s January survey, 38% were unquestionably in Gillibrand’s corner while 18% were not. 44%, at that time, were unsure.
When it comes to Gillibrand’s job approval rating, 42% of voters give her high marks. Included here are 11% who say she is doing an excellent job in office and 31% who believe her performance is good. 28% rate Gillibrand’s job performance as fair while 14% say it is poor. 16% are unsure.
Three months ago, Gillibrand’s approval rating stood at 40%. 29% thought she was doing a fair job as senator while 12% believed she fell short. 18% were unsure.
Schumer Still Stands Strong
A majority of registered voters in New York — 54% — applaud Senator Chuck Schumer’s job performance. 18% rate it as excellent while 36% say he is doing a good job in office. Fair is the rating 25% give to Schumer while 16% believe his performance is subpar. Just 5% are unsure.
There has been little change on this question since NY1/YNN-Marist’s January survey when 56% gave Schumer high marks. 27% rated him as fair, and 12% thought he was performing poorly in the role. Five percent, then, were unsure.