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Thu August 14, 2014
This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question
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Last Week's Results
Should the governor use campaign funds to pay for an attorney to represent the administration on the Moreland matter?
Your comments on the governor using campaign funds:
No. Everyone else has to use a public defender (or defend themselves) if they can't afford their own attorney. Why should our governor be any different? -Ken J., Mayville
No. The state has attorneys on staff that we are already paying for if he needs on to defend himself let him pay for it. -Anonymous
Yes. Public money is best spent on the public!!! -Anonymous
No. Why should we the people of New York paid to defend a corrupt politician. -John F., Apalachin
No. Legal defense funds should come from the Governors PERSONAL finances, not tax payers, nor funds donated for campaigns. -Anonymous
No. That should be his own personal finances paying for it. -Anonymous
Yes. Let the suckers who gave him the money pay for his criminal acts. -Dennis J., Conesus
No. These are criminal investigations of his own doing. -Anonymous
No. I can see Cuomo's twisted rationale for using campaign funds for this--for him successfully obfuscating Moreland IS a campaign issue! -Alicia M., NYC
No. He should us his book $, not campaign $ or taxpayer $. -Chris Z., Wappinger Falls
No. Sick of Cuomo. -Gunnar W., Chatham
Yes. Better his rich cronies than the taxpayers, right? -NY Taxpayer, Brooklyn
No they should not be able to use funds that were raised prior to the witness tampering or corruption of justice. They should have to use their OWN money. -Beth S., Pawling
No. Election funds are for election purposes. Even if they can be used for attorneys for a candidate, the other employees on the second floor are not candidates for any office, and shouldn't benefit. -Anonymous
No. The money is for the campaign, not legal defense. -Anonymous
Yes. With a $36 million and growing campaign reelection treasury, Cuomo should pay for his legal defense team with his own dollars rather than pick the pocket of taxpayers for covering his costs. You can be sure that King Andrew will spend whatever it takes to hire the most expensive team that money can buy. -Larry P., Great Neck
No. Senate Democrats sought to ban that exact behavior earlier this year. Where's their outrage now? -David L., Manhattan
No. He should use his own funds so he can feel the hurt he has placed on all New Yorkers. -John B., Hannacroix
No. That money was given for a campaign not a political slush fund. But this is New York, what do you expect. Maybe we should have a Moreland Commission, oh yea.. Long live King Andrew. -Steve M., Dobbs Ferry
No. He should use Taxpayer funds. The governor is a state employee. The Moreland Commission is gov’t business. Therefore taxpayers should pay. -Anonymous, Albany
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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