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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Accidental or Lame Duck?

Governor David Paterson is in trouble according to a new Siena poll released today.

Nearly one year from the time he became New York's accidental Governor he is possibly looking at becoming a lame duck Governor.

By the numbers:
  • Favorable to Unfavorable 40-47%, last month 54-30%
  • Job Performance positive to negative 28-69%, last month 51-45%
  • Only 19% say they would vote for Paterson again while 57% say someone else.


Anonymous said...

I've supported the guy because we need to have leadership in Albany. Silver is a crook, as evidence by his recent pork spending moves, and his willingness to screw a generation of NYers. I have no confidence in the Republicans. They are owned by special interests, teachers unions especially. So I had hoped the Gov would be effective. He was criticized for selecting Gillibrand, which I thought was a great move. But this recent deal of giving all the cronies around him raises, then trying to hide it, is the end for him. I guess we have to let NY rot for a bit longer, wait for the next election, and try try again with yet another person to run things. I wanted him to do well because we needed him to do so. But Patterson is a loser. NY loses if he stays.

The good news is special interests have won. No cuts, everybody stays fat, and taxpayers will see no reform whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

I've no doubt Darrel will save us.

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