September 12, 2012 - New York Voters Want Cuomo To Clean Up Corruption, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, not legislative leaders, should take the lead in cleaning up legislative corruption in New York State, voters say 54 - 32 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Corruption is a "very serious" or "somewhat serious problem, 79 percent of voters say.
Gov. Cuomo is doing an excellent or good job cleaning up legislative corruption, 56 percent of voters tell the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll. A total of 29 percent of voters rate Cuomo's clean-up efforts as "not so good" or "poor."
Clean-up efforts by legislative leaders are "not so good" or "poor," 63 percent of voters say, while 24 percent say "excellent" or "good."
New York State voters oppose 76 - 17 percent a pay raise for legislators, with overwhelming opposition among every group. Higher pay will not attract better candidates, voters say 81 - 14 percent. Voters also oppose 48 - 41 percent public financing of campaigns for governor, other statewide office and the Legislature.
For better or worse, the change on Nostrand is going to make the change on Franklin look minor.