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Thu September 18, 2014

This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question


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Last Week's Results

How concerned should Governor Cuomo be about the general election?

Not at all: 24%

Somewhat: 20%

Very: 56%

Your comments on Governor Cuomo in the general election:

Very. Governor Cuomo refused to debate Zephyr Teachout who won one out of three Democratic votes. He also lost every county in the Capitol District. I am a registered Democrat, and will not vote for him for Governor. Andrew Cuomo is a phony Democrat. Not to mention the fact that he appointed a commission to investigate corruption in politics, and disbanded it when it got too close. -Dean H.

Somewhat. Let’s dump Cuomo---What has he done for us New Yorkers? -Frank M., Brooklyn

Very. Many Democrats are very concerned about Cuomo's secretive ways, treating state employees poorly, treating our unions poorly, short-changing our schools, supporting charter schools, squeezing our communities, not stopping the crude oil trains, not stopping the fracking storage being looked at for our Finger Lakes, giving the tax breaks to millionaires, arranging for the minimum wage to be gradual (when we need it now) and paying businesses to do so and general nastiness. These are some of the many reasons he should be concerned. He is no Democrat in my mind! -Anonymous

Not at all. Governor Andrew Cuomo will continue following the infamous Rose Garden Strategy of ignoring underdog Republican challenger Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. He has no interest in providing any free forums for Astorino to get his message directly out to voters. All newspaper and good government groups should shame Cuomo into participating in daily forums and debates. At the 11th hour, Cuomo will agree to one or two token debates. Cuomo is a sure bet for another term with 2 million more registered Democrats than Republicans, $36 million to $2 million edge in campaign funds supplemented by millions more in feel good ads being run at taxpayers’ expense by the New York State Economic Development Corporation and negative attack ads by the New York State Democratic Party Committee. -Larry P., Great Neck

Very. I'm hoping and praying for a great upset and that enough people get out there and vote Astorino in. -Nancy R., Castleton

Somewhat. I feel his margins won't be as great as before Teachout's challenge. I don't know that it will mean much of a change in his style of governing but it will impact his future aspirations. -Julia C-H., Jamestown

Very. Indictment could come at any moment... Would voters feel comfortable with Hochul as Gov? -Philip, Madrid

Not at all. You have to be kidding. -Anonymous

Very. Cuomo should be very concerned. He lost our vote the night he passed the safe act. -Doris D., New Lebanon

Somewhat. Governor Cuomo should not take Westchester County Executive Astorino lightly. Our last (Democratic incumbent) county executive did take Astorino lightly and he then lost an election to him he should not have lost. Astorino's claims and promises always come with undisclosed costs, consequences and results that will leave those who endure them wondering how they were 'had' so easily. The only reason I'd vote for Mr. Astorino is to get him out of Westchester so he can do unto NY State as he did unto Westchester and thus pave the way for a better Westchester county executive. Caveat suffragator? -William D., Yonkers

Very. Ask Andy Spano, he never thought he would lose. Guess what happened, people of Westchester said goodbye and guess who won! -Ernie G., Hastings on Hudson

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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