Paterson Favorability Takes a Dive
Like most Americans, I eschew political polling unless the results confirm my own beliefs or prejudices. Case in point: the latest polling by Siena College's Research Institute indicates that Governor David Paterson is at an all-time low in popularity (40 percent favorable, 47 percent unfavorable) and job performance (28 percent positive, 69 percent negative).
In hypothetical 2010 election match-ups, Paterson fares no better. In this poll, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo leads Paterson 53 percent to 27 percent in a Demo primary. In a race against Rudy Giuliani, Paterson gets beaten by 15 percentage points.
Right now only 19 percent of voters are prepared to vote for Paterson in 2010. 57 percent would rather vote for "someone else."
Check out the full results here.