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.
+ 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.
+ 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.
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