March 3, 2009
“Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!” Say NY State Voters
Simply put, 65% of the state’s electorate is not happy with the trajectory of New York State. That’s compared with 27% of voters who say the Empire State is moving along the right path.
Large proportions of Republican and non-enrolled voters — 79% and 70%, respectively — believe the state needs to be turned around. Although fewer Democrats share this view, a majority — 53% — thinks New York is on the wrong track. More upstate New Yorkers — 71% — are unhappy with the state’s course compared with other regions in New York. 64% of the suburban electorate and 56% of voters in New York City agree. Voters are less optimistic than they were less than five months ago when the Marist Poll last asked this question. In October, 57% of the overall electorate felt New York was moving in the wrong direction.