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NY: 2010 Sen (Rasmussen 5/12)

Topics: New York , poll

Rasmussen
5/12/10; 500 likely voters, 4.5% margin of error
Mode: Automated phone
(Rasmussen release)

New York

2010 Senate
51% Gillibrand (D), 28% DioGuardi (R)
51% Gillibrand (D), 31% Blakeman (R) (chart)
46% Gillibrand (D), 27% Malpass (R)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Kirsten Gillibrand: 57 / 37 (chart)
Bruce Blakeman: 29 / 33
David Malpass: 24 / 31
Joe DioGuardi: 29 / 32

Job Approval / Disapproval
Pres. Obama: 61 / 38 (chart)
Gov. Paterson: 28 / 69 (chart)

 

Comments
Von Wallenstein:

man, this shows you just how weak the GOP bench is in New York, as Dems at the state level continue to run the Empire State into the ground

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Field Marshal:

Agreed Von. I think Pataki was smart to stay away from NY politics since the state legislature went Dem a few years ago, they have virtually destroyed the state. (what's new right?)

Albany is the most dysfunctional state capitol in all 50 states. It is beyond corruption and into tyrannical and despot territory. It would not surprise me to see it go under before California. I find it hysterical that people hate Patterson (his favorables are 28%) but they love Cuomo. What is Cuomo going to do different than Patterson has or would do? Answer: Absolutely NOTHING.

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GARY WAGNER:

What I find instersting that that even though Obama has a 61% approval and Gillibrand has a 57% approval, the best he can do is 51% against any of the unknown candidates. What is it that makes people like Gillibrand but not necessarily want to vote for him as senator?

The number of undecided voters is also still huge - between 18% to 27%. Why are so many people still hesitant or are they just waiting for the primary?

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Moore:

Gillibrand is a "her" not a "him."

And the 57% is not her approval, it's her favorability.

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Ned:

Republican's, in particular, Guliani and mayor bloomberg (I) deserve credit for the presipitous drop in crime in New York City and around the state. However, on every other major issue, republicans are way out of step with new york voters. They are anti-war, pro-development, which has resulted in the most efficient public transportation system in the country, and they are for personal freedoms. In most other states people believe democrats use government to take away freedoms. In New York, the perception is that it is the Republicans that use the government to do this. They do this through the patriot act, invasion of privacy, telling people who they can and can't marry. Most in New York don't want some politician using the law to legislate his or her own sense of morality. It is a different culture, and for one to characterize blame for any misforunes that have befallen New York simply on democratic rule, displays a lack of understanding of New York and New York voters.

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Von Wallenstein:

@FM: I think Trenton, Springfield, Ill., Providence and Harrisburg (my state) could give Albany a run for its money (no pun intended) in the corruption dept. Ironically all four are run by Democrats. (Yes, R.I. has a Republican guv, but the legislature resembles Havana in the annals of one-party rule.) Go figure.

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terrondt:

umm, maybe the people of ny state do not really like the gop policies heh?

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StatyPolly:

You guys watching the goings on in CT?

Could Blumenthal really be in enough trouble to be forced out or to lose to a Repub?

Amazing..

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Xenobion:

Most people are watching Souder and his why me sex infidelity, probably the best news for Blumenthal is a political sex story not involving himself.

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CHRIS MERKEY:

Von/FM

Wasn't the governor of New York a Republican before Spitzer/Patterson? It was your beloved Pataki. The problems of New York didn't just crop out within a year or two. They happen over a couple of years.

PA actually has a Republican majority in State Congress. It is usually pretty close by 1 or 2 seats. Not sure how you are condemning dems here.

Let's see if wonderboy Christie can turn around NJ. If not, he will be a one-term wonder.

Illinois has had corrupt governors on both sides of the aisle. The Republican governor before Blago is in jail. Blago might be joining him. I haven't heard anything about it in a while.

Neither Dems nor Reps are blameless when it comes to corruption. I hope that changes.

Most people want the government to attack the banks the way Cuomo is doing. To me, that is someone that is not in the pocket of big business. We need more of those types of politicians.

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