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Toplines - 2010 New York Governor Race - July 14, 2009

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New York

Survey of 800 Likely Voters

July 14, 2009

1* I know it’s a long way off but in thinking about the 2010 Election for Governor of New York, suppose you have a choice between Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat David Paterson. If the election were held today would you vote for Republican Rudy Giuliani or Democrat David Paterson?

55% Giuliani

33% Paterson

8% Some other candidate

5% Not sure

2* Okay, what if the Democrats nominate Andrew Cuomo. If the 2010 election for Governor of New York were held today, would you vote for Republican Rudy Giuliani or Democrat Andrew Cuomo?

41% Giuliani

48% Cuomo

6% Some other candidate

6% Not sure

3* I’m going to read you a short list of people in the News. For each, please let me know if you have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable impression.

First…David Paterson

8% Very favorable

30% Somewhat favorable

33% Somewhat unfavorable

27% Very unfavorable

2% Not sure

4* Okay…Andrew Cuomo

19% Very favorable

45% Somewhat favorable

20% Somewhat unfavorable

12% Very unfavorable

5% Not sure

5* Fine….Rudy Giulinani

28% Very favorable

28% Somewhat favorable

17% Somewhat unfavorable

22% Very unfavorable

4% Not sure

6* Next Kirstin Gillibrand

10% Very favorable

33% Somewhat favorable

24% Somewhat unfavorable

10% Very unfavorable

23% Not sure

7* Last one…Carolyn Maloney

7% Very favorable

29% Somewhat favorable

20% Somewhat unfavorable

13% Very unfavorable

32% Not sure

8* Generally speaking, do you feel things in New York are going in the right direction or have they gotten off on the wrong track?

12% Right direction

76% Wrong track

12% Not sure

9* How closely have you been following recent news stories about the New York State Senate?

44% Very closely

43% Somewhat closely

10% Not very closely

1% Not at all

1% Not sure

10* Who do you blame for the standoff in the New York State Senate…..The democrats, the republicans or Governor Patterson?

30% The Democrats

29% The Republicans

19% Governor Patterson

22% Not sure

11* What is more of a danger to the state of New York…when the State Senate is in session or when it is not?

37% When it is in session

34% When it is not in session

29% Not sure

12* How do you rate the way that Kirstin Gillibrand is performing her role as United States Senator….excellent, good, fair or poor?

5% Excellent

25% Good

42% Fair

12% Poor

16% Not sure

13* How would you rate the job Barack Obama has been doing as President… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

39% Strongly approve

24% Somewhat approve

10% Somewhat disapprove

27% Strongly disapprove

0% Not sure

14* How would you rate the job David Patterson has been doing as Governor… do you strongly approve, somewhat approve, somewhat disapprove, or strongly disapprove of the job he’s been doing?

5% Strongly approve

27% Somewhat approve

31% Somewhat disapprove

36% Strongly disapprove

1% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence