Share Your Thoughts
Thu August 21, 2014
This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question
Who are you supporting in the Attorney General’s race? Click here to take survey.
Last Week's Results
Do you support Governor Cuomo’s trip to Israel?
Yes, it shows solidarity: 3%
No, he should focus on NY: 97%
Your comments on the governor going to Israel:
No. Pure politics. Please list achievements he attained if you can. I cannot see any value to this for anyone. Has he been a catalyst for peace. I don't think so. Just more empty spending at NY taxpayer expense. -Anonymous
No. Cheap politics to pander to the Jewish vote. -Sue, Endwell
No. The only reason for him to travel to Israel is to position himself for his inevitable run for national office. There's no reason to get New York involved in U. S. foreign policy except Cuomo's ego. -Debi O., Schaghticoke
No. It's political. Smoke and mirrors like all he does. Done by others before but this was done by him, for him; he wants the Jewish vote. -Nancy R., Castleton
No. It was a big waste of time and money, not to mention natural resources. Does anyone really think or believe any citizen of Israel cares about what Cuomo thinks or does? -Bill M., Schenectady
No. It's obvious that it's part of a plan to run for president. Be assured that I have no intention of voting for him. As a matter of fact I'm not planning to vote for him for governor. -Ann R., Chatham
No. It seems that no one dares to question the actions of the Israeli military in the deaths of so many Palestinian civilians. It is a taboo subject. The seeds of hatred and retaliatory violence have been sown, not just for Israel but for the US homeland as well. -Joe A., Rochester
No. It is too evidently just an electoral ploy. Unfortunately it is not a cheap ploy because we are most assuredly paying for it. -William P., Rochester
No. He needs to help native New York taxpayers not play diplomat with foreign countries at our expense $$! -Pete C., Boonville
No. If it was paid for by taxpayer dollars I am really against it; he should be taking the time to debate Teachout. -Judy F., Bronx
No. It was a pure political, campaign trip, pandering for votes in NY by showing support for Israel. Nothing wrong with it but let's call it for what it was. -Bob S., Macedon
No. However, everyone knows who butters our bread in this state. -Anonymous
No. He has enough to do right here in NY. It smells of pure politics. Like he is running away. -Steve, Dobbs Ferry
No. He pronounced that all New Yorkers are for Israel and basing this trip on this idea, but the idea is not fact. Thousands and thousands New Yorkers are demonstrating daily all over New York and other municipalities voicing their disapproval for Israel's criminal acts in Gaza. I am Jewish and see it in pride. Our Governor doesn't want to see and hear our real voice. -Marina S., Albany
No. The poll question is not very well posed. I infer it means shows solidarity with Israel, or maybe with Jewish NY voters, vs. focusing on NYS problems. To me, it seems like a political points trip, not in fact showing real solidarity, or focus on NYS problems. -Anonymous
This is so blatant he must think we are all very naive. -Barbara B., Cohoes
No. This political pandering, nothing more. -Anonymous
No. If Cuomo is interested in foreign policy, feel free to run for the US Senate against Schumer or Gillibrand. I bet Cuomo didn't pay for this trip out of his $36 million campaign kitty, but stuck taxpayers with the bill. Voters should stick it to Cuomo in November by voting to elect someone else Governor. This political grandstanding by Cuomo is not kosher. -Larry P., Great Neck
No. How arrogant!!! is this taking care of NY business?? -Arnold, Greece
No. What is ANY governor doing injecting themselves into US foreign policy? -Bill G., East Greenbush
No. There's other effective ways to show solidarity besides traveling to Israel, especially 2.5 months before an election. If this was one year into his term, would he have still made the trip? One would think he would be concerned about domestic issues. It's not like he can send the Israeli army munitions aid from the NYSP. –Anonymous
Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.
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