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NY: 2010 Senate, Governor (Quinnipiac 8/23-29)

Topics: New York , poll

Quinnipiac
8/23-29/10; 1,497 registered voters, 2.5% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Quinnipiac release)

New York

2010 Governor
57% Cuomo (D), 25% Lazio (R) (chart)
60% Cuomo (D), 23% Paladino (R)

2010 Senate
44% Gillibrand (D), 26% Blakeman (R) (chart)
45% Gillibrand (D), 24% Malpass (R)
43% Gillibrand (D). 28% DioGuardi (R)

Favorable / Unfavorable
Andrew Cuomo: 54 / 21
Rick Lazio: 25 / 24
Carl Paladino: 16 / 13
Kirsten Gillibrand: 38 21 (chart)
Bruce Blakeman: 10 / 5
David Malpass: 8 / 6
Joe DioGuardi: 17 / 6

Job Approval / Disapproval
Gov. Paterson: 29 / 60 (chart)
Sen. Gillibrand: 46 / 27 (chart)
Sen. Schumer: 58 / 31 (chart)

 

Comments
Dave:

Goodness sake Quinnipiac, stop polling New York already.

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Field Marshal:

Agreed. NY is hopeless. The people there continue to vote in regressive and corrupt politicians like Schumer. These backwater peoples won't wake up until there state declares bankruptcies and all the companies move to the south.

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Farleftandproud:

Thank God that NY may be the final state left, or one of the last states left with a governor, and 2 senators I like.

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Field Marshal:

Thank God that NY may be the final state left, or one of the last states left with a governor, and 2 senators I like.

No wonder the state is going down the tubes in record speed.

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Farleftandproud:

Instead of Texas seceding, I wish it was New England and New York state.

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New Yorkers live in the ultimate reality-based world in the US. They face enormous problems every day of the week and that's why they continue to vote Democratic, since they see that Democrats at least try to tackle their problems, while Republicans only want to talk about nonsensical wedge issues that don't affect anyone's real living circumstances.

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Field Marshal:

Instead of Texas seceding, I wish it was New England and New York state.

I agree.

New Yorkers live in the ultimate reality-based world in the US. They face enormous problems every day of the week and that's why they continue to vote Democratic,

That's why the last two mayors of NY have been Republicans and Pataki was governor for three terms.

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Louis:

Field Marshall,
Of course Bloomberg supports the Mosque so he clearly is just another Moslem Terrorist masquzrding as a Republican.
New York is a reliable Democratic state for President. Governors races have tended to be more about local issues. Though there does currently seem to be a trend towards Rpublican states going to Republican Governors and Democratic to Democratic Governors.

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UpstateConservative:

The Democrats have been extremely destructive to NY, especially upstate NY. Even though Albany is the capitol, the center of political power comes from south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. Thus the policies that the Democrats have implemented over the past few decades have decimated upstate NY and the state in general. The only population growth to upstate NY has come from prisoners coming from downstate. The business environment is atrocious as punative state taxes and regulations are forcing most small businesses from the state. I wish upstate NY would secede from the downstate portion so we could elect sensible leaders who won't continue to destroy this state economically.

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Vance Ulrich:

Bloomberg technically is an independent. And his views don't really align that well with the Republican party. He supports gay marriage, believes in climate change, and actually supports the 1st ammendment.

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UpstateConservative:

Oh, I thought this was a site where people actually had decent comments but judging from a few from the left it appears it is not.

I see the same site trolls infect this site as they do on others. Clearly all Republicans are against the 1st amendment, I forgot about that.

Of course one could argue that the Democrats are against Climate Change, against traditional marriage and against the 1st amendment (the ability of the people to peacefully assemble)

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Fred:

Nelcon, really?

"New Yorkers live in the ultimate reality-based world in the US. They face enormous problems every day of the week and that's why they continue to vote Democratic, since they see that Democrats at least try to tackle their problems"

So, it's up to politicians to help solve the personal problems people deal with each week?
Well, if they are supposed to be, they're not doing a great job.
They don't seem to be any happier. NYC people always seem grumpy, impatient, and rude whenever I take trips up there.

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Huda:

lol Fred, NY people are some of the best Americans to encounter according to tourists. Yeah they are forward and sometimes too honest in their opinions, but I prefer that kind of ppl.

Besides, why elect anyone into office if they are not serving you? what is the purpose of having a Republic, a democratic and constitutionally based one @ that....if they are not there to solve problems? You know that little thing called 'Social Contract' according to Western political civilization....you pay taxes and they provide services locally and nationally.

Do we only expect our presidents and politicians do something when it comes to invading foreign lands and bankrupting the economy?

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Manuel Benitez:

Besides, why elect anyone into office if they are not serving you? what is the purpose of having a Republic, a democratic and constitutionally based one @ that....if they are not there to solve problems? You know that little thing called 'Social Contract' according to Western political civilization....you pay taxes and they provide services locally and nationally.


First, you have no idea what the Social Contract is.

Secondly, many in the Western civilization aren't contractualists - inclunding many American Founding Fathers.

Thirdly, from the idea of the Social Contract, many different and almost polar opposite ideas on the type, role and scope of the government may arise. For example, the Social Contract was used to defend authoritarian monarchies as well as constitutional republics. Minarchists (those who defend a small state apparatus, under the principles of limited government) may believe in the Social Contract just like social-democrats or marxists.

The purpose of having a Republic, from a political theory perspective, is to protect the individuals from the abuse of the rulers and to protect the minorities from the oppression of the majorities (so, to protect the individual from the power of the politicians).

The place where people voluntarily engage in commerce, buying and selling goods and services, it's usually called market, not government, state or the politicians office. That makes a lot of sense, because of the "voluntarily" part. The "services" provided by the state aren't offered on a voluntarily basis - because taxes aren't paid on a voluntarily basis. That's why you generally want the state to offer as little as possible - to protect the freedom of the people as much as possible.

The idea that the job of the politicians is to solve the people's problems is intrinsically totalitarian and, IMO, plain scary.

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tjampel:

@UpstateConservative:

The Republicans controlled the State Senate from 1939 until 2008, with the exception of a brief period in 1965. Their agenda favored upstate regions, just as the Assembly favored big cities.

Governors have been nearly split as well over that past 50 years.

Republican: 28 years
Dem: 23 years

Fact of the matter is that Joe Bruno (Senate Majority Leader from 1994-2008)) had far more influence than Silver did, especially when Pataki was Gov (1994-2006). During that time budgets favored outlying upstate regions over the City, Buffalo and Albany. Somewhat like the House and Senate split in the Fed Gov No State Budget could pass without Bruno being persuaded (one way or another...we'll get to that) to sign off on it. For this reason Budgets tended to pass many months after their due date in NY. There was so much back and forth.

And, whatever became of Mr Bruno? Well, here, from FM's favored information source, Wikipedia

"Joseph L. Bruno (born April 8, 1929) is an American businessman, and Republican politician. He was the Temporary President of the New York State Senate and its majority leader. Most recently he also served as Lieutenant Governor of New York (Acting).

On June 23, 2008, Bruno announced that he would not seek reelection to the State Senate in 2008. On June 24, 2008, Bruno stepped down from the positions of Senate Majority Leader and "temporary president of the senate", but remained a State Senator. On July 18, 2008, Bruno resigned from the New York State Senate.

On January 23, 2009, Bruno was indicted on eight counts of corruption, including mail and wire fraud.[1]

On December 7, 2009, Bruno was convicted of two counts of mail and wire fraud. He was acquitted of five felonies, and the jury hung on the last count.[2]"

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