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A new poll shows voters have mixed opinions about New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. 


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New York state lawmakers had the day off Monday before they return to the Capitol on Tuesday to tackle a number of end-of-session issues, including renewing rent control laws and possibly legalizing marijuana for adults. A poll finds support among New Yorkers for many of the issues on the table.


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A newly-released Siena poll of more than 770 New Yorkers suggests most folks want to ensure all New Yorkers are counted in the 2020 US Census. But they are divided over one potential question that could get asked: are you a US citizen?

Voters in New York have given Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator Chuck Schumer their lowest ratings ever. According to the latest Siena Research Institute poll, Cuomo’s "favorability rating fell to negative 43-50 percent, down from  51-43 percent last month. His job performance rating fell to 35-64 percent, down from 43-56 percent. Senator Chuck Schumer saw his favorability rating drop to 47-46 percent, down from 53-39 percent in January."

Siena Poll: NYers say leave confederate symbols

Sep 7, 2017
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A new Siena poll shows that a majority of New York State voters do not think Confederate statues or memorials should be taken down.

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A new poll that finds Donald Trump badly trailing Hillary Clinton in the presidential race in New York could be good news for Democrats in the state Senate.


A new poll finds that voters want corruption in state government addressed before lawmakers adjourn the 2016 session.


A new poll finds that Bernie Sanders has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in the New York Presidential primary race, but Clinton leads in key voting regions.

The latest Siena College poll finds that most people agree with the corruption conviction of the state’s former longtime Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who was found guilty on seven counts two weeks ago.


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A new poll finds that, for the first time, Hillary Clinton is viewed negatively by a slim majority of New Yorkers.

Deadline approaches for state budget

Mar 24, 2015
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With just over a week until the state budget is due, there’s pressure to drop a number of unrelated items in Governor Cuomo’s state spending plan.

Governor Cuomo has repeatedly threatened to hold up the state budget over ethics reform and other issues, like education policy. Now, a poll finds that voters would rather that the budget be on time.

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A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's standing among likely primary voters shows him riding a strong wave of support.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo's frequent visits to Western New York this summer appear to be paying dividends when it comes to his poll numbers.

Poll shows voters leaning Democratic

Oct 26, 2012

A poll shows most New Yorkers want a Democratic majority in the state Senate now controlled by Republicans.  

The Siena College Poll shows 55 percent of New Yorkers voters want a Democratic majority. Democrats hold a nearly 2-to-1 voter enrollment advantage.  But the majority will be decided in 63 races where Republicans say they are on track to expand their 33-29 majority.  

The poll also finds Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo's longstanding popularity is slipping. Cuomo has a 67 percent favorability rating, which is down from 71 percent in August.