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Siena Poll: Feb. Political Release

Monday, February 06, 2012

Pay Raises for Legislators or Governor Strongly Opposed

Strong Support for Gov’s Pension and Teacher Evaluation Plans

Cuomo Still Rides High with Voters; Say He’s Providing Leadership

Obama’s Favorability Rating is Highest in 2 Years; Best ‘Re-Elect’ Ever

Romney & Gingrich Running Neck-and-Neck Among NY Republicans

Loudonville, NY. New Yorkers are overwhelmingly opposed to raises for elected and appointed statewide officials, with more than two-thirds opposing an increase for state legislators, nearly three-quarters opposing a raise for the Governor and more than three-quarters opposing raises for commissioners of state agencies, according to a new Siena College Research Institute poll of registered voters released today. More than two-thirds of voters support a new pension tier for future government employees and more than 70 percent endorsed the Governor’s plan to link school aid increases to the adoption of an enhanced teacher evaluation process.

Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to be viewed favorably by nearly three-quarters of voters. About two-thirds say he’s providing the leadership New York has lacked for too long, and that his proposals will help New York’s fiscal condition and create new jobs.

While the race for their party’s nomination for President is too close to call among New York Republicans, President Obama – with his highest favorability rating in two years – has leads of between 32 and 42 points over the four remaining Republican candidates.  Full release

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