David Paterson stands out

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This situation may be beyond even Oprah's abilities.

Reporting that David Paterson is "deeply unpopular" these days is a little bit like reporting "Earth revolves around sun" -- tell us something we don't know.

This new NYT/Cornell/NY1 poll just adds to the already-established story -- the short version of which is: people have very little confidence that David Paterson can lead the state in the right direction.

OK. But here's the story from a perspective we hadn't seen: how does Paterson's (un)popularity compare to that of other governors around the country?

Nate Silver, political stats nerd hero, ran an analysis recently which indicated that David Paterson is the nation's least popular governor -- and it's not even close.

Paterson's competition for last place was Jim Gibbons, the governor of Nevada. He's been accused or associated with: bribery, plagiarism, sexual assault, real estate fraud, and basically not showing up for work. And this guy was actually more popular than Paterson in Silver's ratings.

But maybe things are turning upward, slightly, for our governor. He actually sounded like an adult today when talking about all the Senate drama. That's something these days.

photo: ny.gov

Comments

Oprah can't help him now. She has enough problems of her own with all her wacky health advices being featured in print and pixel media.
BTW, the link for Silver's analysis is not working.

Editors: Thanks for the heads-up about the link. It's fixed now.

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