December 20, 2016 - Cuomo Should Battle Trump, But Not Seek White House, New York Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; Trump Will Be Bad For His Home State, Voters Say Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo should "become a national leader challenging the policies of the Trump Administration," New York State voters say 50 - 43 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

But Gov. Cuomo should not run for president in 2020, voters say 56 - 36 percent, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds. Cuomo would not be a good president, voters say 54 - 36 percent. Still, voters say 53 - 29 percent that if Cuomo ran for president, it would be good for New York State. And Cuomo as a national anti-Trump leader also would be good for New York, voters say 48 - 38 percent.

New York State voters approve 49 - 34 percent of the job Cuomo is doing as governor, compared to a 50 - 40 percent approval rating in a July 20 Quinnipiac University poll. Approval is 64 - 19 percent among Democrats and 46 - 36 percent among independent voters. Republicans disapprove 57 - 25 percent.

"The White House beckons, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has to get back to Albany first," said Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "New York State voters want their governor to be a warrior fighting the policies of another New Yorker, President-elect Donald Trump, but they don't want their governor to seek the top job - at least not this early in the game.

"Let's see how they feel after the 2018 governor's race, if Cuomo seeks a third term.

"If New Yorkers are bearish on a Cuomo presidency, they give him pretty good marks after six years in his current job, even though it was a not-so-good political year."

New York State voters say 67 - 27 percent that Gov. Cuomo has strong leadership qualities; 47 - 40 percent that he is honest and trustworthy, and 52 - 42 percent that he cares about their needs and problems.

Voters disapprove 58 - 36 percent of the way President-elect Donald Trump is handling appointments to his cabinet and other top positions and say 48 - 40 percent that Trump policies will be bad for New York. Only 26 percent of voters say Trump policies will help their personal financial situation, while 29 percent say the policies will hurt and 40 percent say they won't make a difference.

New York State voters are divided as 46 percent are optimistic about the next four years with Trump as president, while 50 percent are pessimistic.

Trump gets a negative 31 - 59 percent favorability rating from New York voters. Only 12 percent of voters say Trump will be a great president, while 25 percent say he will be a good president; 19 percent say not so good and 36 percent say he will be a bad president. President Obama, Sen. Schumer Approval Ratings

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, fresh off a strong reelection win and poised to become the Senate Minority Leader, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in the nation, gets a 67 - 23 percent job approval rating. This is his best grade since a 69 - 16 percent approval rating in a December 8, 2004, Quinnipiac University poll, right after he won reelection to a second term.

"As he prepares to become, arguably, the most powerful Democrat in the nation, Sen. Chuck Schumer scores high with the home folks," Carroll said.

New York State voters approve 61 - 35 percent of the job President Barack Obama is doing, his highest approval in the state since December 12, 2012, after he won reelection.

Approval ratings for other statewide leaders are:
  • 56 - 20 percent for U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand;
  • 38 - 16 percent for State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli;
  • 51 - 21 percent for State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman;
  • 23 - 19 percent, with 57 percent undecided, for Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
From December 13 - 19, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,130 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia and the nation as a public service and for research.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as Governor?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              49%    25%    64%    46%    44%    53%    48%    41%
Disapprove           34     57     19     36     43     27     35     45
DK/NA                17     18     17     17     14     20     18     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              41%    55%    50%    48%    37%    50%    44%    57%
Disapprove           35     32     36     35     49     32     39     24
DK/NA                24     13     14     17     14     18     16     19
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              38%    58%    52%
Disapprove           46     25     29
DK/NA                17     17     18
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Charles Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              67%    46%    83%    63%    61%    71%    70%    61%
Disapprove           23     38      9     28     30     18     23     28
DK/NA                10     16      8      9      9     11      7     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              48%    71%    73%    72%    59%    71%    66%    68%
Disapprove           29     21     22     22     33     19     25     20
DK/NA                22      9      5      6      8      9      9     13
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              61%    73%    66%
Disapprove           26     19     26
DK/NA                13      8      9
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              56%    32%    74%    50%    50%    60%    61%    50%
Disapprove           20     38      6     25     26     15     21     25
DK/NA                24     30     21     25     24     25     18     25
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              46%    57%    60%    58%    49%    60%    56%    56%
Disapprove           18     16     21     24     29     18     23     14
DK/NA                36     27     19     17     21     22     22     30
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              52%    60%    55%
Disapprove           25     14     21
DK/NA                23     26     24
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as President?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              61%    22%    90%    50%    53%    68%    61%    45%
Disapprove           35     76      6     46     43     28     36     52
DK/NA                 4      2      4      4      4      4      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              66%    68%    58%    53%    46%    59%    53%    76%
Disapprove           31     29     37     45     52     37     43     19
DK/NA                 3      2      5      2      2      4      3      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              52%    74%    55%
Disapprove           45     24     38
DK/NA                 3      3      7
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Donald Trump favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            31%    68%     8%    35%    40%    23%    28%    46%
Unfavorable          59     15     88     51     49     67     62     42
Hvn't hrd enough      7     10      2     11      7      7      5      8
REFUSED               4      6      1      3      4      3      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            28%    29%    33%    37%    47%    29%    37%    18%
Unfavorable          62     64     54     54     44     59     53     72
Hvn't hrd enough      9      4      7      8      6      7      7      7
REFUSED               1      4      5      2      4      4      4      3
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            37%    23%    32%
Unfavorable          51     69     55
Hvn't hrd enough      8      5      7
REFUSED               4      2      5
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way the state legislature is handling its job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              33%    32%    40%    24%    28%    37%    29%    36%
Disapprove           47     50     40     55     56     41     52     43
DK/NA                20     18     21     21     16     22     19     21
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              30%    36%    36%    31%    26%    37%    32%    33%
Disapprove           50     48     46     46     57     41     48     47
DK/NA                20     17     19     23     16     22     20     20
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              33%    33%    32%
Disapprove           51     45     47
DK/NA                17     22     21
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state assembly member is handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              48%    45%    55%    42%    44%    52%    52%    48%
Disapprove           29     39     21     36     36     24     28     32
DK/NA                22     15     24     22     20     24     20     20
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              40%    52%    51%    52%    47%    53%    50%    44%
Disapprove           31     29     30     26     36     25     30     29
DK/NA                29     19     19     22     17     22     20     26
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              49%    49%    46%
Disapprove           35     25     26
DK/NA                16     26     28
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way your state senator is handling their job?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              59%    53%    67%    55%    55%    63%    60%    59%
Disapprove           25     33     17     30     30     21     25     29
DK/NA                16     14     15     16     15     16     15     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              54%    61%    59%    63%    55%    63%    60%    59%
Disapprove           27     26     28     20     33     22     27     22
DK/NA                20     14     13     17     12     15     14     19
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              61%    60%    57%
Disapprove           28     21     28
DK/NA                11     20     16
 
 
9. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Thomas DiNapoli is handling his job as State Comptroller?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              38%    32%    43%    38%    40%    36%    41%    34%
Disapprove           16     23     11     17     21     12     14     17
DK/NA                46     45     47     45     39     53     46     49
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              32%    38%    41%    41%    38%    37%    37%    38%
Disapprove           21     16     17     11     21     11     15     18
DK/NA                46     47     42     49     40     52     47     44
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              38%    36%    39%
Disapprove           19     15     13
DK/NA                43     49     48
 
 
10. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Eric Schneiderman is handling his job as State Attorney General?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              51%    32%    65%    49%    51%    51%    55%    48%
Disapprove           21     33     12     22     27     16     17     23
DK/NA                28     34     23     29     22     33     28     29
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              34%    54%    54%    60%    50%    54%    52%    50%
Disapprove           30     17     19     19     27     14     20     23
DK/NA                36     28     27     21     23     32     28     27
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              48%    56%    49%
Disapprove           22     20     21
DK/NA                29     24     31
 
 
11. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carl Heastie is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              23%    15%    28%    25%    23%    24%    18%    23%
Disapprove           19     27     16     18     28     13     22     19
DK/NA                57     59     57     57     49     64     60     58
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              32%    28%    21%    16%    20%    21%    20%    31%
Disapprove           12     19     23     22     29     14     20     17
DK/NA                56     53     56     63     51     66     59     52
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              21%    27%    22%
Disapprove           22     19     16
DK/NA                57     54     63
 
 
13. Do you think Andrew Cuomo would make a good President or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  36%    14%    49%    33%    33%    38%    29%    30%
No                   54     78     38     59     60     49     62     59
DK/NA                10      8     14      8      6     13     10     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  38%    39%    37%    31%    26%    32%    30%    49%
No                   53     51     54     59     69     55     61     41
DK/NA                 9     11      9     10      6     13     10     11
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  27%    45%    36%
No                   65     44     52
DK/NA                 8     11     12
 
 
14. Do you think Andrew Cuomo should run for President in 2020 or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  36%    16%    49%    34%    33%    38%    30%    31%
No                   56     76     42     59     60     53     62     60
DK/NA                 8      8      9      7      7      9      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  37%    42%    32%    30%    25%    35%    31%    47%
No                   55     53     57     62     67     56     61     47
DK/NA                 7      5     11      8      8      9      9      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  29%    41%    38%
No                   63     52     52
DK/NA                 8      7      9
 
 
15. If Governor Cuomo ran for President in 2020, do you think that would be good for New York State or bad for New York State?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 53%    33%    63%    52%    52%    54%    52%    45%
Bad                  29     49     20     28     32     27     29     36
DK/NA                18     18     17     20     16     19     20     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Good                 53%    60%    53%    47%    49%    49%    49%    62%
Bad                  31     26     30     32     35     30     32     23
DK/NA                16     13     17     22     16     22     19     15
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Good                 47%    61%    52%
Bad                  38     22     25
DK/NA                15     17     23
 
 
16. Do you think Governor Cuomo should become a national leader challenging the policies of the Trump Administration or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  50%    11%    74%    44%    43%    55%    53%    35%
No                   43     81     19     48     51     36     42     56
DK/NA                 8      8      7      8      6      9      5      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  47%    54%    51%    46%    36%    51%    45%    59%
No                   45     39     43     46     58     41     49     31
DK/NA                 8      7      6      8      6      7      7      9
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  42%    59%    47%
No                   52     33     44
DK/NA                 7      7      9
 
 
17. If Governor Cuomo became a national leader challenging the policies of the Trump Administration, do you think this would be good for New York State or bad for New York State?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 48%    16%    68%    45%    40%    55%    49%    36%
Bad                  38     70     21     37     47     31     37     50
DK/NA                13     14     10     18     13     13     14     14
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Good                 52%    50%    46%    45%    34%    49%    43%    59%
Bad                  39     38     40     39     53     35     43     30
DK/NA                 9     12     14     16     13     15     14     11
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Good                 42%    58%    44%
Bad                  43     31     41
DK/NA                15     11     15
 
 
18. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo has strong leadership qualities or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  67%    50%    81%    63%    61%    72%    66%    58%
No                   27     43     15     30     34     22     28     34
DK/NA                 6      7      4      7      5      6      5      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  67%    72%    66%    64%    55%    68%    62%    77%
No                   25     24     29     30     39     25     31     19
DK/NA                 8      5      5      7      6      7      6      4
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  61%    72%    70%
No                   33     23     25
DK/NA                 6      6      5
 
 
19. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  47%    31%    58%    47%    43%    51%    40%    46%
No                   40     56     28     42     45     35     48     43
DK/NA                13     14     14     11     12     14     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  48%    48%    48%    46%    35%    48%    43%    57%
No                   40     39     41     38     54     39     45     28
DK/NA                11     13     11     16     11     13     12     15
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  37%    53%    56%
No                   49     34     31
DK/NA                13     13     12
 
 
20. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of people like you or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  52%    24%    69%    51%    46%    57%    49%    45%
No                   42     68     25     44     48     37     45     49
DK/NA                 6      8      6      5      6      6      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  50%    57%    53%    49%    40%    52%    47%    63%
No                   42     40     42     45     54     42     47     31
DK/NA                 8      4      5      7      6      6      6      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  41%    61%    57%
No                   53     33     38
DK/NA                 6      6      5
 
 
37. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the next four years with Donald Trump as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Optimistic           46%    84%    21%    51%    55%    38%    40%    59%
Pessimistic          50     14     74     43     41     57     58     36
DK/NA                 5      2      5      6      3      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Optimistic           46%    42%    50%    46%    59%    41%    49%    40%
Pessimistic          46     55     47     50     38     55     48     54
DK/NA                 7      3      3      4      3      4      4      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Optimistic           51%    40%    48%
Pessimistic          46     55     46
DK/NA                 3      5      6
 
 
38. Do you think that Donald Trump will be a great president, a good president, a not so good president, or a bad president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Great                12%    28%     1%    15%    16%     8%    11%    19%
Good                 25     50     10     27     29     22     22     37
Not so good          19      9     24     20     20     18     16     16
Bad                  36      4     59     27     26     44     44     21
DK/NA                 8      8      6     11      8      8      7      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Great                10%    10%    12%    15%    19%    12%    15%     5%
Good                 25     23     27     26     33     26     29     19
Not so good          20     23     19     16     15     17     16     25
Bad                  37     39     32     36     25     39     33     42
DK/NA                 8      5      9      7      8      6      7     10
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Great                14%     9%    13%
Good                 30     18     30
Not so good          19     22     14
Bad                  31     42     34
DK/NA                 7      9      9
 
 
39. Do you think Donald Trump's policies will help the nation's economy, hurt the nation's economy, or won't make a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Will help            39%    79%    14%    45%    48%    33%    39%    55%
Hurt                 39      7     61     31     31     46     45     24
No difference        16     11     17     18     16     15     11     15
DK/NA                 6      3      8      6      5      7      5      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Will help            34%    35%    41%    47%    55%    40%    47%    25%
Hurt                 44     41     37     35     27     42     35     46
No difference        14     19     15     14     12     14     13     21
DK/NA                 8      4      8      4      5      5      5      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Will help            47%    30%    43%
Hurt                 33     47     34
No difference        14     17     16
DK/NA                 5      6      7
 
 
40. Do you think Donald Trump's policies will help your personal financial situation, hurt your personal financial situation, or won't make a difference?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Will help            26%    47%    13%    29%    34%    20%    31%    31%
Hurt                 29      5     46     23     21     36     26     21
No difference        40     44     36     43     42     39     40     44
DK/NA                 4      4      5      5      4      5      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Will help            21%    27%    29%    26%    39%    25%    31%    16%
Hurt                 34     28     28     29     16     29     23     41
No difference        43     40     38     41     41     42     42     37
DK/NA                 2      5      5      4      3      4      4      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Will help            29%    21%    28%
Hurt                 26     34     27
No difference        42     40     38
DK/NA                 3      4      7
 
 
41. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling appointments to his cabinet and other top positions in his administration?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    74%    11%    42%    44%    29%    34%    53%
Disapprove           58     19     85     50     51     64     61     40
DK/NA                 6      6      4      9      5      7      5      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              31%    33%    38%    41%    51%    37%    43%    21%
Disapprove           63     65     55     51     44     57     51     73
DK/NA                 6      3      7      8      5      6      6      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              40%    29%    40%
Disapprove           52     67     55
DK/NA                 7      4      6
 
 
42. Do you think Donald Trump's policies will be good for New York State or bad for New York State?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Good                 40%    76%    14%    48%    51%    31%    38%    55%
Bad                  48     13     74     38     40     55     49     32
DK/NA                12     11     12     14      9     14     12     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non-
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Good                 36%    38%    43%    43%    57%    38%    46%    27%
Bad                  58     53     42     43     33     47     41     63
DK/NA                 7     10     15     14     10     15     13     10
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Good                 44%    31%    46%
Bad                  44     57     41
DK/NA                12     12     13