Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #19027
 
New York State Approval Ratings as of 02/27/12:

President Barack Obama: Plus 14.
Governor Andrew Cuomo: Plus 47.
Senator Charles Schumer: Plus 30.
Senator Christine Gillibrand: Plus 9.

Head-to-Head General Election Match-Ups in New York State:

Obama + 28 Over Ron Paul.
Obama + 30 Over Mitt Romney.
Obama + 31 Over Rick Santorum.
Obama + 39 Over Newt Gingrich.

Gillibrand + 30 Over George Maragos.

Cell phones and home phones included in this research: SurveyUSA interviewed 600 adults from the state of New York 02/24/12 through 02/26/12, exclusively for WABC-TV New York City. Of the adults, 518 were registered to vote, and were asked the questions that follow. This research was conducted using blended sample, mixed mode. Respondents reachable on a home telephone (76% of registered voters) were interviewed on a home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents unreachable on a home telephone (24% of registered voters) were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet, laptop or other electronic device.

 
1Do you approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as President?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Approve54%51%57%62%42%59%52%52%56%41%87%71%58%56%53%27%70%50%**55%36%51%83%58%48%57%60%59%44%65%49%42%40%
Disapprove40%44%38%31%50%38%47%39%42%53%13%20%34%30%44%72%21%46%**39%61%40%15%39%44%37%31%37%51%28%47%56%50%
Not Sure5%6%5%8%9%3%1%8%2%5%0%9%8%13%3%1%9%4%**6%3%10%1%2%8%6%8%4%5%6%4%2%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
2Do you approve or disapprove of the job Andrew Cuomo is doing as Governor?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.1%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Approve67%68%66%53%65%72%83%58%76%69%61%67%60%52%72%72%66%62%**67%65%66%63%73%63%66%62%65%69%67%69%65%65%
Disapprove20%20%21%24%22%21%12%23%17%21%22%15%23%24%19%18%20%24%**19%21%22%20%15%21%23%20%23%21%20%18%24%23%
Not Sure13%12%13%22%13%7%4%18%6%10%17%18%18%24%9%10%13%15%**14%14%12%17%12%16%11%18%13%10%13%14%11%11%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
3Do you approve or disapprove of the job Charles Schumer is doing as United States Senator?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Approve58%56%59%47%55%69%61%51%66%56%69%52%62%47%61%45%69%48%**59%47%57%73%63%50%59%58%59%54%59%60%51%60%
Disapprove28%36%21%25%30%25%34%28%29%30%18%31%22%24%29%40%19%35%**26%41%27%12%27%29%28%26%27%33%24%29%34%33%
Not Sure14%7%20%27%15%6%4%22%5%13%13%17%16%29%9%15%12%17%**15%11%15%16%9%21%13%16%15%13%17%11%16%7%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
4Do you approve or disapprove of the job Kirsten Gillibrand is doing as United States Senator?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Approve41%38%44%31%41%43%56%35%48%45%34%35%39%28%45%41%45%35%**42%33%41%57%36%44%42%40%47%40%35%50%45%42%
Disapprove32%42%23%29%28%37%33%29%36%33%37%25%28%25%34%39%28%31%**31%47%29%20%37%27%33%34%27%34%35%21%35%40%
Not Sure27%20%33%40%31%20%10%36%16%22%28%40%33%47%20%20%27%34%**27%20%30%24%27%28%26%26%26%26%30%29%20%19%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
5In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, who would you vote for?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Barack Obama (D)60%56%62%67%49%64%56%59%61%49%88%77%61%63%58%29%78%56%**62%40%59%87%59%58%61%65%63%51%70%53%51%45%
Mitt Romney (R)30%31%29%23%34%29%37%28%32%43%9%10%12%20%33%62%14%28%**29%52%27%8%34%29%28%22%29%38%18%38%41%42%
Undecided10%12%9%10%17%7%7%13%7%9%3%13%27%17%8%9%8%16%**10%9%14%6%7%12%10%14%7%11%12%8%8%13%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
6In a general election for President today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Barack Obama and Rick Santorum, who would you vote for?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Barack Obama (D)60%58%63%70%52%62%54%61%59%49%87%77%63%67%58%30%79%54%**63%39%63%86%59%59%63%65%62%54%72%57%48%43%
Rick Santorum (R)29%30%29%21%32%31%37%26%33%42%10%9%9%18%33%58%12%32%**28%53%26%8%30%32%26%23%29%35%16%36%43%43%
Undecided10%13%8%9%16%7%9%12%8%9%2%14%28%14%9%11%8%14%**10%9%12%6%11%9%11%12%10%10%12%7%9%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
7What if it were Barack Obama and Ron Paul?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.3%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Barack Obama (D)58%57%59%61%52%63%51%57%59%49%80%68%60%54%59%25%77%53%**60%41%57%83%55%52%63%59%59%54%68%56%43%47%
Ron Paul (R)30%30%29%29%31%25%36%30%29%38%16%20%13%29%30%65%12%31%**28%46%28%14%35%33%25%25%32%33%19%32%46%43%
Undecided12%13%12%9%16%11%13%13%12%12%3%11%27%17%11%10%11%16%**12%13%15%3%10%15%12%16%9%13%14%12%11%10%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
8What if it were Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.2%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Barack Obama (D)64%64%65%68%58%70%59%63%66%55%87%79%65%69%63%33%82%63%**67%42%67%89%64%57%69%72%67%55%74%59%58%51%
Newt Gingrich (R)25%27%24%18%32%21%35%24%26%35%8%13%11%15%28%58%11%21%**23%47%23%5%28%29%22%22%23%31%15%34%31%36%
Undecided10%9%12%15%10%9%6%13%8%10%5%8%24%16%9%9%8%16%**10%11%10%6%8%13%9%6%10%14%11%7%11%14%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
9In a general election for United States Senator from New York today, if the only two candidates on the ballot were Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican George Maragos, who would you vote for?
518 Registered VotersAllGenderAge<50 / 50+RaceCell Phone / LanParty AffiliationTea Party MemberIdeologyEducationIncomeRegion
Margin of Sampling Error: ± 4.4%MaleFemale18-3435-4950-6465+18-4950+WhiteBlackHispanicAsian / Cell PhoLandlineRepublicDemocratIndependYesNoConservaModerateLiberalHigh SchSome Col4-year C< $40K$40K - $> $80KNYCNYC SubuUpstateWNY
Kirsten Gillibrand (D)53%50%56%44%50%63%55%47%60%51%62%62%36%46%55%33%65%51%**56%40%54%74%55%54%52%50%59%51%52%58%50%50%
George Maragos (R)23%31%15%25%22%20%24%23%22%27%16%16%11%19%24%43%13%19%**20%38%21%9%23%19%24%25%19%25%20%20%27%32%
Undecided25%19%29%31%28%17%20%30%18%22%22%22%53%35%21%23%22%30%**24%21%24%17%22%27%24%24%22%25%29%22%22%18%
Total100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Composition of Registered Voters100%47%53%29%25%28%18%54%46%61%14%16%9%24%76%25%49%23%5%90%26%38%20%22%30%48%31%32%37%45%26%18%12%
 
 
** Too few respondents of this type were interviewed for this data to be meaningful.