New poll: Deja vu all over again?
February 14th, 2011
02:47 PM ET
12 years ago

New poll: Deja vu all over again?

Washington (CNN) - A new poll indicates that a majority of New York State voters say they'd vote to re-elect Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand next year.

Wait a minute. Wasn't Gillibrand just elected in November?


Gillibrand won 62 percent of the vote against Republican challenger Joseph DioGuardi in the midterm elections. But her victory only allowed her to serve out the final two years of the term of former Sen. Hillary Clinton. Gillibrand had just won re-election to a second term in the House of Representatives when she was named in January 2009 to replace Clinton, who had stepped down to become secretary of state. Gillibrand is now gearing up to run in 2012 for a full six year term.

According to a Siena College poll released Monday, 52 percent of voters in New York say they are prepared to re-elect Gillibrand next year, with 29 percent saying they'd prefer someone else and nearly one in five undecided. As expected, nearly six in ten Democrats say they'd vote for Gillibrand. But a plurality of independent voters (47 percent) and Republicans (43 percent) also say they would re-elect the Democratic senator (although the margin for Republican voters is within the survey's sampling error).

The poll indicates that 57 percent have a favorable opinion of Gillibrand, her highest rating in Siena surveys.

The Siena College poll was conducted February 7-10, with 801 registered voters in New York State questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Tony in Maine

    Enter the Koch brothers stage right armed with Citizens United. New Yorkers can expect to be buried in ads vilifying Gillibrand and having no obvious origin. She will he happy to lose and go back to her home by the time they're done destroying her.

    February 14, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. ReFascistican

    As a native New Yorker, I like Sen. Gillibrand. She would have my vote simply for fighting for the 9/11 healthcare bill. She has been a wonderful replacement for Sec. Clinton.

    February 14, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. jeff, alabama

    There has to be a mistake !
    A female democratic office
    holder is not supposed to be
    that pretty.
    There has to be a conspiracy!!!
    This lady is almost as good looking
    as Sarah Palin !

    February 14, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  4. Freedom

    Send Gillibrand home!!!! She is a follower of the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Agenda. Please New York...SAVE AMERICA!

    February 14, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |