May 26th, 2009
03:44 PM ET
5 years ago

New poll shows Paterson still in trouble

David Pateron has a 27 percent approval rating, according to a new poll out Tuesday.
David Pateron has a 27 percent approval rating, according to a new poll out Tuesday.

(CNN) – A new poll out Tuesday shows New York Gov. David Paterson's re-elections chances remain slender.

In the new survey conducted by Siena College, only 27 percent of New York voters view Paterson favorably while 63 percent hold an unfavorable view of him. That result is nearly identical to a similar poll released last month.

The survey also suggests New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo would easily defeat Paterson in a Democratic primary by a margin of 70-19 percent.

Even if Paterson makes it to a general election matchup, the poll shows he would lose to former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani by a 28 point margin.

The poll, which surveyed 622 New York state registered voters, was conducted on May 18-21 and carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.


Filed under: David Paterson
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Paterson is done. Cuomo is going to win and win big.

    May 26, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. alvino

    How could anyone beat Judy Rulliani? If all his ex wives vote for him, he will win hands down.

    I wonder if Rudy will mention 9/11 in his campaign?

    May 26, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. Whitney, FL

    This man is not going to be elected and he shouldn't be. I've heard his off the cuff comments and he doesn't know what to say. He's seems to be a good guy, but not Governor material. Period.

    May 26, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. J.P.

    If a liberal is doing THIS bad in a liberal state, how well do you think other liberals will do in battleground states.

    California's RESOUNDING anti-tax vote last week and Paterson's low, low poll numbers are both a huge canary in the 2010 electoral coal mine.

    2010 = 1994

    May 26, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  5. Karen - Missouri

    Only 622 polled? Out of HOW MANY population??? Ridiculous media reporting. That's not a poll...that's a Republican press release

    May 26, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  6. ray

    if this poll is accurate and he's losing by a 28 point margin to a racist cross-dresser that sounds like Sylvester The Cat, he really needs to resign on his own and save the embarrassment of actually trying to run.

    May 26, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. BIGFREE NORFOLK VA

    great, super, wonderful, excellent, yippy yippy, yey yey, look who will soon, be on his way!

    May 26, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. Chris

    no clue if he's any good as a governor – I live in GA. But I love this guy because he looks like Mel Brooks. I swear they are twin brothers.

    May 26, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  9. lee s

    you would have to be deaf dumd and blind to have a favorable opinion of this pathetic gov.

    May 26, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  10. Republicans are the American Taliban

    In the new survey conducted by Siena College, only 27 percent of New York voters view Paterson favorably while 63 percent hold an unfavorable view of him

    When will CNN start reporting on polls taken in high schools? And the results were the same as the same poll taken last month? And this is a story worthy of your Ticker? I think we need to take a poll....CNN again attempting to create news instead of reporting it ....

    May 26, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  11. PUH-LEEZ

    HOW many times is CNN going to re-write this story?

    I mean really, I think Americans "get it". ENOUGH already. Patterson is not the most popular Governor in NY. We GET IT.

    May 26, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  12. fools, fooled by obama

    this under qualified politician deserves to lose. TY New York

    May 26, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  13. Moderate Republican

    I hope AG, Andrew Cuomo runs.....I will never vote for Guliani after making fun of community organizers, he showed the elitism stripe I always knew he had.....

    May 26, 2009 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  14. Lori

    Just put Cuomo in and get this over with. I'm tired of CNN putting this same poll results up. We know, we know. Cuomo will be the Democratic nominee and he will win over his Republican challenger. How many times can you say the same thing?

    May 26, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  15. ch

    Maybe Caroline will decide to run for Gov?

    She could not do any worse than her incompetent and amateurish attempt to get Hillary's senate seat, ya know?

    Caroline should be thankful for Sarah Palin – with Sarah around Caroline is only the SECOND most incompetent and unimpressive female politician.

    May 26, 2009 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. ArtNYC

    Get him out of here. We don't want him!

    May 26, 2009 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. ArtNYC

    @Karen

    If you haven't heard of it before, a poll only polls a sample. A sample is a representative of the total population. No poll will include all of NY. So yeah 622 were polled, that doesn't make the poll wrong.

    May 26, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  18. Tom Paine

    c'mon RUDY.

    May 26, 2009 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |