It's all downhill for David Paterson

siena poll graph

November was the high point.

Just when you thought that David Paterson couldn't get any more unpopular -- he has. According to a Siena poll out today, Paterson's favorable/unfavorable numbers hit 27/63. That's the lowest point so far.

A few more notes -- including one about New Yorkers' support of same-sex marriage -- after the jump.

About Paterson

+ In a hypothetical 2010 gubernatorial primary, Paterson gets thumped by Andrew Cuomo 64-11 -- no surprise there. But now Tom Suozzi is starting to gain on Paterson. That could mean Paterson would the third choice of his party come next year.

+ Paterson's favorability is about even with Eliot Spitzer's -- and Spitzer's is on the rise from last year.

About Kirsten Gillibrand

+ The "someone else" option is gaining in popularity for Kirsten Gillibrand's 2010 election bid. Only 20 percent of those polled said they would vote for KG, while 47 percent said "someone else" and 33 percent said they didn't know.


Same-sex marriage

+ New Yorkers support the state Senate passing the bill to make same-sex marriage legal 53-39. And while Democrats tend to support the bill and Republicans do not, every region of the state (NYC, suburbs, upstate) supports the measure, according to the Siena poll. This tracks with Nate Silver's recent analysis.


Wine sales in grocery stores

+ Somewhat surprisingly (to us), opposition statewide to sales of wine in grocery stores polled slightly ahead of support -- across almost every demographic category. The only groups that had a plurality supporting grocery store wine sales were independents, 18-34 and those of "other" religious affiliation.

Comments

I thought the gay marriage bill would be good for a few popularity points. Not like he's pushing the bill to make friends but still.

Jeepers! Instead of showing up for work, why doesn't David Paterson just spend his days bar hopping & table dancing Coyote Ugly style? I mean, it's not like his poll numbers will suffer. Really. I've done the math. The situation can only improve and we've got to try SOMETHING!

Yep... a scumbag phony like Spitzer is super popular, but an honest guy like Paterson sees his ratings plummet. And why? The economy? Is that his fault?

Gov. Paterson chose to fill our vacant US Senate seat with Gillibrand, a choice we find was nowhere near in line with New Yorkers' choice: "Only 20 percent of those polled said they would vote for KG, while 47 percent said "someone else" and 33 percent said they didn't know."

Perhaps ignoring the desires of the citizens of the state is one factor in his abysmal polling numbers?

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