View Full Version : NYers Tired of "Worst in Nation" Government: Poll

08-18-2009, 11:33 PM
(Want All Senators Thrown Out)

When it comes to state government, New Yorkers want a do-over.

They're mad about the budget. They're mad about the senate stalemate that brought state politics to a screeching halt for a month. They're mad at Gov. David Paterson.

New Yorkers are so frustrated with how things are going in the state that nearly half of registered voters say almost everyone in the State Senate, including their own legislators, deserves to be thrown out, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Voters aren't thrilled with their representatives in the assembly, either. Nearly 80 percent say New York state government, on the whole, is dysfunctional, and 58 percent say "it's the worst" or "among the worst" in the nation -- a 15 percentage point jump from January.

"Dysfunctional is practically a synonym for the New York State Legislature and voters want a change," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "Half of all New Yorkers feel personally embarrassed by the Albany mess."

More than 70 percent of voters are dissatisfied with how things are going across the board and the state legislature's approval rating has plummeted to 18 percent, the government's lowest score in the history of the Quinnipiac poll.

Concern about the economy prevails, with 93 percent of voters saying the state's budget problems are serious, but most don't think the legislature has the guts to do anything about it. Only 8 percent say the state legislature has "the political courage to make unpopular budget decisions," while 87 percent expect "business as usual" in Albany.


08-19-2009, 12:34 AM
Well, the dumb S.O.B.'s keeping voting in dimocrats, what the hell do they expect?!