January 14th, 2009
02:57 PM ET
14 years ago

Kennedy's support fading in New York

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/01/14/art.kennedy.gi.jpg caption="Kennedy's popularity is fading, according to a new poll."](CNN) - A majority of New Yorkers hope Gov. David Paterson nominates someone besides Caroline Kennedy to fill the Senate seat soon to be vacated by Hillary Clinton, a new poll suggests.

According to a new survey from Quinnipiac University, 31 percent of New York voters prefer State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo get the job while only 24 percent want Kennedy to get it.

In a poll conducted by Quinnipiac in late December, a third of voters favored Kennedy while 29 percent wanted Cuomo.

Meanwhile, Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Steve Israel all draw single digit support.

Of course, just one man’s opinion matters in this race - and he's not talking.

Read the full poll results [PDF]

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soundoff (137 Responses)
  1. Renee

    Growing up in the 60's, I saw "Camelot" idealized. Then, as I aged, wiped the mist of childhood from my eyes and started reading – I "saw the light". Subconsciously, the myth must have lived on, though, as I always imagined Caroline as someone very articulate, very bright, and a great orator. Staying way under the radar, as she has this many years, she did nothing to dispel my impression. What a shame to have her come to the fore-front and to have to "see the light" all over again! Camelot? It WAS a fairy tale, and the the Princess has turned out to be a spoiled little dingbat who can't put a sentence together. What a disappointment and shock to the psyche! Horrors!

    January 14, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. Rick

    Oh he will pick the name because he will get pressure from the Kennedy clan. So you can guess who will be in there with all that experience, you guessed it Caroline Kennedy of course.

    January 14, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Dan

    She makes me like um.. Puke! Um.. Maybe um.. like we should um find someone else BUT a Kennedy!

    January 14, 2009 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  4. vinh

    Governor Patterson knows what's good for New York.
    The thought of Kennedy being a lot closer to the President-Elect than Cuomo is must be going through his head.

    January 14, 2009 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  5. Pat in IL

    Cuomo is part of the old boys' political circle. Maybe someone who is not "entitled" at all, but is actually dedicated to public service should be considered. By the way, Caroline Kennedy has spent her whole life dedicated to public service....just not in the center of the political arena.

    January 14, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  6. H

    Yeah I'm happy we don't have an unqualified VP Palin in office and a Kennedy as Senator. Both grossly unqualified.

    January 14, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  7. the censor

    Hey, let Caroline be Senator, would love to see her smear Palin for the presidency in 2012 or 2016. Go Caroline

    January 14, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  8. jeff jackson

    Let's get real. As bad as the media wanted Caroline in
    Washington, the more she spoke the less impressive
    she became. Just because you are a celebrity doesn't
    make you intelligent. When will the media ever learn ?
    I say never !!!

    January 14, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  9. Pay Attention

    Caroline Kennedy is a lawyer, she's been an editor, an author, she's been the director of numberous agencies and departments, including the New York Department of Education. She grew up with politics in her house and has worked on campaign trails and with various candidates for years. How does this compare with Sarah Palin or someone off the street? That doesn't even make any intelligent sense for people claiming that she has no experience in anything and that Sarah Palin is more qualified. Hillary Clinton was a lawyer too for crying out loud. I'm not saying everyone has to want Caroline Kennedy as a senator, but come on people, use your brains and do some research to make your decisions and stop acting like a bunch of ignorant morons.

    January 14, 2009 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  10. david goldman






    January 14, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  11. Bridgette-PA

    "Mike, Syracuse NY"- Do you ever talk about anything positive? Why are you here? I thought you left the country on 11/5. Please go, NOW!

    January 14, 2009 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  12. Lois, Ont., Canada

    Camelot is history. The Kennedy name means nothing. After almost 50 years, they are known for 'cheating' on their wives!!!

    January 14, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
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