Embarrassed to be New Yorkers

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David Paterson's favorability ratings since becoming governor, as tracked by the Siena poll

The Siena poll out today reports that 54 percent of respondents said they agree that "What's going on in Albany makes me embarrassed to call myself a New Yorker."

SRI also reports that 55 percent of those polled said they think David Paterson should serve out his term. That reverses a recent slide for Paterson across a handful of polls:

March 2: Marist reports 66 percent say Paterson should stay stay
March 3: Quinnipiac reports 61 percent say stay
March 5: Quinnipiac reports 46 percent say stay
March 8: Siena reports 55 percent say stay

Not that people are warming back up to David Paterson. This most recent Siena poll reports that Paterson's unfavorable rating is at its highest point (67 percent).

Here's the full listing of the poll results.

Comments

No, I am not personally embarrassed to be a New Yorker. I'm not the one being a jerk. And I didn't vote for the last 4 Governors (obviously not Paterson, but also not Spitzer, Pataki, and I think I bailed out on Cuomo after a while). And I didn't vote for the worst of the legislators either.

I'm entirely embarrassed to be a New Yorker. I'd like to blame the current band of yahoos in Albany but, quite frankly, New York was embarrassing long before these people showed up.

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