Move over David Paterson

Pedro Espada close cropIt appears that New Yorkers have found something they dislike even more than David Paterson: the state Senate.

The Siena poll out today reports that 74 percent of respondents had an unfavorable opinion about the state Senate. And 77 percent said that the statement "I'm angry that the Senators wasted more than a month of valuable time accomplishing nothing" best described the way they felt about the Senate mess.

Not surprisingly, Pedro Espada led the pack of disliked senators with a 46-11 unfavorable/favorable split.

The poll also asked whether people would like to see Democrats, Republicans or a coalition control the chamber -- 30 percent said Dems, 17 percent Republicans and 52 percent coalition. (Maybe there's needs to be a "none of the above" option.)

It would be interesting to a see the results of a question that asks people what they think about their individual state senator.

+ David Paterson's unfavorable was at 56 percent -- and his favorable was at 36, which is up a bit from last month.

+ Andrew Cuomo still leads the hypothetical pack (65-23 over Paterson, 49-44 over Rudy Giuliani) -- but his favorable hit its lowest point of the year (63 percent).

+ It just doesn't look good for David Paterson. Even Rick Lazio is more or less polling even with him in a hypothetical matchup.

+ Not Lazio's making all that well. He loses out 74-14 in a hypothetical Republican primary against Giuliani -- and 65-20 against Cuomo in a hypothetical general election.


image: New York State Senate

Comments

There are so many things to say about this "so called" Espada character (many of which would be deleted by the admins here)

Criminals. ALL of them.

I simply cannot STAND Espada's smirking face. I wanna smack it off, so help me god.

Memo to Ashley Alexandre Dupre - if you can give Pedro Espada a couple of "Spitzer specials," I'm sure the state will gladly pay your fee if it gets him out of office.

Pedro Espada is the poster child for everything that is corrupt and dysfunctional about the NY State senate. I wouldn't trust the guy with a canceled stamp.

Susan Arbetter interviewed Pedro Espada on her show "New York Now." You can watch the full episode here: http://www.wmht.org/index.php?s=3 and read her comments on the interview on her TU blog here: http://blog.timesunion.com/arbetter/ .

I highly recommend doing both although neither will reduce the urge to slap the smirk off his criminal face but it's still very interesting.

And the sad part is: unless he's in jail, he'll be overwhelmingly reelected.

@Cassie: Thanks for the link. I'll wait until I'm really, really angry with my husband to watch that; to remind myself that I'm with a great guy (i.e. not a douche).

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