Clean House-Vote Them Out

Posted on July 29th, 2010

Maurice Carroll, Director

Quinnipiac University Polling Institute

FOR RELEASE: JUNE 23, 2010

 

NEW YORK STATE IS DYSFUNCTIONAL, 83% OF VOTERS SAY,

QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL FINDS;

CANDIDATES SHOULD PLEDGE TO FIX DISTRICT LINES 

New York State government is dysfunctional, 83 percent of voters say, the highest number ever measured in the state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

            A total of 80 percent of New York State voters are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “very dissatisfied” with the way things are going in the state, also the highest dissatisfaction ever in New York, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

            New York State voters say 59 – 21 percent that all candidates for state office should sign a pledge that they will support the creation of an independent group to draw legislative district lines.  There is no difference in support among Democrats, Republicans or independent voters.

            Nineteen percent of voters would vote against a candidate who refuses to sign the pledge on that issue alone.  There is little difference in support among political or regional groups.

            New York State voters disapprove 76 – 16 percent of the way the State Legislature is doing its job, the highest disapproval ever recorded for this group.

            To clean house in Albany, all New York State senators, even their own local senator, should be voted out of office this November, voters say 51 – 36 percent.  Voters say 50 – 34 percent that State Assembly members, even their own representative, should go, too.

“New Yorkers are fed up with Albany.  The resentment is bigger than we’ve ever measured.  Just about half think that the whole Legislature should be voted out of office – even their own state senator and Assembly member,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

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