Nature of the Sample: 805 New York State Registered Voters

This survey of 805 New York State registered voters was conducted on September 8th through September 10th, 2009. Registered voters were interviewed by telephone in proportion to the voter registration in each county in New York and adjusted for turnout in statewide elections. Telephone numbers were selected based upon a list of telephone exchanges from throughout the state.  The exchanges were selected to ensure that each region was represented in proportion to its population. To increase coverage, this land-line sample was supplemented by respondents reached through random dialing of cell phone numbers. The two samples were then combined. Results are statistically significant at 3.5%. There are 354 Democrats and 225 Republicans. Results for these subsamples are statistically significant at 5.5% and 6.5%, respectively. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations.