May 2, 2018 - Nixon Takes A Bite Out Of Cuomo In New York Gov Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Cuomo Has Strong Primary, General Election Leads Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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With almost equal support from men and women, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tops challenger Cynthia Nixon 50 - 28 percent in a Democratic primary as he seeks a third term, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today.

Democratic women back Gov. Cuomo 49 - 24 percent, with 27 percent undecided. Men back the governor 51 - 34 percent, with 15 percent undecided, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Poll finds.

In a 2-way General Election matchup, Cuomo buries Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro 57 - 26 percent. Cuomo leads 89 - 4 percent among Democrats, 47 - 27 percent among independent voters, 50 - 34 percent among men and 63 - 20 percent among women. Molinaro takes Republicans 72 - 17 percent.

If Nixon is on the November ballot as the Working Families Party candidate, Cuomo's support drops to 40 percent, with 23 percent for Molinaro and 20 percent for Nixon. The governor leads Nixon:
  • 64 - 24 percent among Democrats;
  • 31 - 26 percent among independent voters, with 22 percent for Molinaro;
  • 37 - 18 percent among men, with 30 percent for Molinaro;
  • 43 - 22 percent among women, with 17 percent for Molinaro.
New York City voters shift from 70 - 13 percent for Cuomo over Molinaro in a 2-way race to 50 percent for Cuomo, 22 percent for Nixon and 12 percent for Molinaro in a 3-way race.

"Actress Cynthia Nixon is a nuisance to Gov. Andrew Cuomo as he seeks a third term, but at this stage she is not running strong enough to make either the Democratic Primary or General Election challenge successful," said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll. "Only half the electorate knows her. And in a 3-way race that includes Republican Marc Molinaro, Gov. Cuomo does about as well as his two challengers combined."

New York State voters approve 54 - 39 percent of the job Gov. Cuomo is doing, his highest approval rating since a 58 - 32 percent score in a December 22, 2014 Quinnipiac University Poll. Voters give Cuomo a 49 - 41 percent favorability rating.

Molinaro remains largely unknown as 74 percent of voters don't know enough about him to form an opinion of him. For Nixon, 52 percent don't know enough.

Cuomo has strong leadership qualities, voters say 67 - 29 percent. He cares about their needs and problems, voters say 51 - 43 percent. But only 46 percent of voters say he is honest and trustworthy, while 45 percent say he is not.

Voters prefer 60 - 29 percent a governor who has experience in politics rather than someone new to politics.

U.S. Senate Race

Democratic incumbent U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand thumps Republican challenger Chele Farley 58 - 23 percent, leading among all listed party, gender, education, age, racial and regional groups except Republicans. New York State voters approve 59 - 24 percent of the job Sen. Gillibrand is doing, her best score since a 61 - 20 percent approval rating in an August 21, 2014, poll, her highest score ever. Voters give Gillibrand a 52 - 22 percent favorability rating.

For Farley, 83 percent of voters don't know enough about her to form an opinion. Sen. Schumer, President Trump Approval

Voters approve 57 - 35 percent of the job Sen. Charles Schumer is doing.

President Donald Trump gets a negative 31 - 66 percent approval rating, similar to his New York State scores since he was inaugurated. Approval ratings for other officials are:
  • 48 - 22 percent for State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman;
  • 32 - 16 percent for State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli;
  • Negative 40 - 45 percent for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, with a 53 - 43 percent approval among New York City voters.
From April 26 - May 1, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,076 New York State voters, with a margin of error of +/- 3.7 percentage points, including the design effect. The survey includes 473 Democrats, with a margin of error of +/- 5.7 percentage points, including the design effect. Live interviewers call landlines and cell phones.

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1. (If Registered Democrat) If the Democratic primary for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo and Cynthia Nixon, for whom would you vote?
                     REGISTERED DEMOCRATS.................................
                            POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
                            LIBERAL.....  Mod/                 COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Very   Smwht  Cons   Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cuomo                50%    31%    53%    59%    51%    49%    47%    54%
Nixon                28     49     25     20     34     24     32     21
DK/NA                22     20     22     21     15     27     21     24
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    AREA.............           Non
                     18-49  50-64  65+    UpStat NYC    Sub    Wht    Wht
 
Cuomo                43%    51%    58%    50%    53%    42%    48%    54%
Nixon                34     29     19     27     28     28     29     26
DK/NA                23     19     24     22     19     31     24     19
 
 
2. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat and Marc Molinaro the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cuomo                57%    17%    89%    47%    50%    63%    56%    44%
Molinaro             26     72      4     27     34     20     29     39
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      1      -      3      2      1      1      3
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      -      1      6      3      3      2      4
DK/NA                12      9      5     16     11     13     12     10
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Cuomo                55%    67%    53%    56%    44%    57%    51%    71%
Molinaro             16     22     35     31     42     26     33     14
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      3      1      1      2      1      2      2
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      5      2      3      2      3      3      3      2
DK/NA                23      6      8     10      9     13     11     12
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Cuomo                44%    70%    56%
Molinaro             41     13     27
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       2      2      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      5      2
DK/NA                12     10     15
 
 
3. If the election for governor were being held today, and the candidates were Andrew Cuomo the Democrat, Marc Molinaro the Republican, and Cynthia Nixon the Working Families Party candidate, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Cuomo                40%    14%    64%    31%    37%    43%    39%    35%
Molinaro             23     74      1     22     30     17     26     36
Nixon                20      5     24     26     18     22     18     15
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      -      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      1      -      2      2      -      1      2
DK/NA                15      7     11     18     13     17     16     13
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Cuomo                38%    39%    39%    45%    33%    42%    37%    47%
Molinaro             16     13     31     30     38     23     30     10
Nixon                26     30     17     11     14     19     17     26
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      2      1      1      1      2      -      1      1
DK/NA                19     16     11     13     12     16     14     15
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Cuomo                33%    50%    36%
Molinaro             35     12     25
Nixon                17     22     23
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      2      -
DK/NA                15     14     16
 
 
4. Is your opinion of Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            49%    22%    71%    42%    44%    55%    47%    38%
Unfavorable          41     72     21     45     47     35     45     53
Hvn't hrd enough      7      4      5     11      7      7      5      6
REFUSED               3      1      3      2      2      3      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            44%    54%    45%    53%    36%    50%    43%    61%
Unfavorable          30     40     51     40     57     40     48     26
Hvn't hrd enough     24      3      2      4      4      7      5     11
REFUSED               2      2      2      4      3      3      3      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            38%    62%    46%
Unfavorable          55     27     42
Hvn't hrd enough      5      8      9
REFUSED               2      3      3
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Marc Molinaro favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            13%    36%     3%    13%    18%     8%    15%    19%
Unfavorable          13      1     24      8     14     11     15      8
Hvn't hrd enough     74     62     72     79     68     79     70     72
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable             8%     9%    14%    19%    22%    11%    16%     6%
Unfavorable          12     17     12      9     13     11     12     14
Hvn't hrd enough     79     74     73     70     65     76     71     79
REFUSED               1      -      1      2      1      2      1      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            21%     5%    12%
Unfavorable          11     16     11
Hvn't hrd enough     67     79     77
REFUSED               1      -      1
 
 
6. Is your opinion of Cynthia Nixon favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            26%    11%    35%    26%    28%    24%    31%    16%
Unfavorable          21     37     15     19     23     19     27     24
Hvn't hrd enough     52     51     48     54     48     56     40     58
REFUSED               1      2      2      1      1      2      2      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            25%    33%    29%    18%    24%    25%    25%    27%
Unfavorable          12     19     26     24     29     23     26     12
Hvn't hrd enough     62     46     44     55     45     50     48     60
REFUSED               -      1      2      2      2      2      2      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            22%    29%    25%
Unfavorable          18     23     22
Hvn't hrd enough     58     48     52
REFUSED               2      1      1
 
 
7. If the election for United States Senator were being held today, and the candidates were Kirsten Gillibrand the Democrat and Chele Farley the Republican, for whom would you vote?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Gillibrand           58%    12%    85%    56%    50%    65%    65%    49%
Farley               23     72      2     21     31     15     26     32
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      -      1      -      -      -
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      3      1      3      3      3      3      1      4
DK/NA                16     15      9     20     15     17      8     15
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Gillibrand           52%    63%    57%    61%    51%    64%    58%    59%
Farley               16     18     29     27     37     22     29     11
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       1      -      1      1      -      -      -      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      4      2      3      1      2      2      2      3
DK/NA                27     18     10     10     10     12     11     25
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Gillibrand           53%    63%    56%
Farley               31     13     28
SMONE ELSE(VOL)       -      1      1
WLDN'T VOTE(VOL)      1      5      2
DK/NA                16     19     13
 
 
8. Is your opinion of Kirsten Gillibrand favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            52%    18%    76%    49%    48%    56%    63%    46%
Unfavorable          22     53      6     22     28     18     24     28
Hvn't hrd enough     24     28     17     26     23     24     12     24
REFUSED               2      1      1      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable            45%    52%    56%    56%    51%    60%    56%    47%
Unfavorable           9     18     29     30     31     20     25     16
Hvn't hrd enough     46     27     13     13     17     18     17     36
REFUSED               1      3      2      2      1      2      1      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            52%    54%    48%
Unfavorable          30     16     23
Hvn't hrd enough     17     28     28
REFUSED               1      2      1
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Chele Farley favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable             8%    21%     1%     9%    11%     5%     9%     9%
Unfavorable           9      2     15      6      9      9     12      4
Hvn't hrd enough     83     77     83     85     79     86     79     86
REFUSED               1      -      1      1      1      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Favorable             7%     5%    10%     8%    12%     6%     9%     5%
Unfavorable           8     12      8      8      7      9      8     10
Hvn't hrd enough     84     83     82     83     80     84     82     84
REFUSED               1      -      -      2      1      1      1      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable             9%     4%    12%
Unfavorable           6     13      7
Hvn't hrd enough     84     84     80
REFUSED               1      -      1
 
 
10. 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              54%    29%    73%    50%    50%    58%    49%    47%
Disapprove           39     68     19     45     45     33     45     48
DK/NA                 7      3      7      5      5      8      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              63%    59%    47%    50%    42%    53%    48%    67%
Disapprove           28     35     50     42     54     40     47     24
DK/NA                 9      6      4      7      4      7      5      9
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              43%    63%    56%
Disapprove           51     28     39
DK/NA                 6      9      5
 
 
11. 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              57%    25%    80%    51%    52%    61%    61%    44%
Disapprove           35     72     11     39     43     28     32     49
DK/NA                 8      3      8     10      5     11      7      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              51%    61%    54%    58%    48%    59%    54%    63%
Disapprove           32     29     41     37     49     31     40     25
DK/NA                16      9      4      5      3     10      6     12
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              51%    69%    45%
Disapprove           43     23     44
DK/NA                 7      8     11
 
 
12. 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              59%    28%    81%    56%    53%    64%    67%    51%
Disapprove           24     54      8     24     31     18     24     30
DK/NA                17     18     11     20     16     18      9     19
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              57%    63%    57%    59%    54%    65%    60%    58%
Disapprove           15     22     31     27     34     21     27     19
DK/NA                28     15     12     14     12     14     13     24
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              55%    63%    57%
Disapprove           31     18     26
DK/NA                15     19     18
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his job as president?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              31%    85%     6%    29%    39%    23%    31%    43%
Disapprove           66     14     92     67     57     73     66     55
DK/NA                 4      1      3      4      3      4      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              28%    23%    36%    35%    43%    31%    37%    19%
Disapprove           68     72     62     62     55     66     61     76
DK/NA                 5      4      2      3      2      3      3      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              39%    21%    35%
Disapprove           58     74     63
DK/NA                 3      5      2
 
 
14. 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              32%    38%    32%    31%    37%    28%    34%    36%
Disapprove           16     12     18     17     17     15     14     12
DK/NA                52     50     50     52     46     56     52     52
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              29%    28%    34%    36%    38%    31%    35%    27%
Disapprove           16     24     15     11     13     13     13     21
DK/NA                55     48     51     53     48     56     52     51
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              41%    26%    30%
Disapprove           14     17     19
DK/NA                45     58     51
 
 
15. 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              48%    34%    61%    44%    51%    45%    56%    42%
Disapprove           22     36     13     23     26     18     17     24
DK/NA                30     30     26     33     23     37     27     34
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              42%    48%    48%    52%    53%    47%    50%    44%
Disapprove           19     24     27     20     26     14     20     25
DK/NA                39     28     26     28     21     38     30     31
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              46%    52%    43%
Disapprove           24     18     24
DK/NA                29     30     32
 
 
16. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill de Blasio is handling his job as mayor of New York City?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              40%    14%    61%    32%    36%    42%    36%    26%
Disapprove           45     75     24     49     50     41     48     52
DK/NA                15     11     14     19     14     17     16     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Approve              46%    42%    37%    34%    27%    36%    31%    55%
Disapprove           42     46     47     46     55     45     50     36
DK/NA                11     12     16     20     18     19     19      9
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              28%    53%    35%
Disapprove           42     43     54
DK/NA                30      4     11
 
 
17. 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%    45%    84%    63%    62%    72%    70%    57%
No                   29     53     15     30     34     25     29     38
DK/NA                 4      2      2      7      4      3      1      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  68%    76%    62%    64%    60%    68%    64%    74%
No                   23     23     37     33     37     29     33     21
DK/NA                10      1      2      3      3      3      3      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  58%    76%    66%
No                   38     21     29
DK/NA                 3      3      5
 
 
18. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo is honest and trustworthy or not?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  46%    27%    63%    38%    42%    49%    43%    40%
No                   45     69     28     50     50     40     50     55
DK/NA                10      4      9     13      8     11      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  46%    45%    43%    50%    36%    47%    42%    54%
No                   42     45     51     42     60     46     52     30
DK/NA                12     10      7      8      4      8      6     16
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  36%    55%    44%
No                   56     33     47
DK/NA                 7     12      9
 
 
19. 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                  51%    29%    69%    45%    48%    55%    52%    46%
No                   43     69     26     46     48     38     44     49
DK/NA                 6      2      5      9      4      8      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Yes                  55%    54%    46%    53%    44%    54%    49%    56%
No                   35     43     52     40     52     41     47     35
DK/NA                10      4      3      7      3      5      4      9
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  43%    57%    55%
No                   52     35     42
DK/NA                 6      8      3
 
 
20. In general, how satisfied are you with the way things are going in New York State today; are you very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very satisfied        6%     4%     9%     4%     4%     7%     7%     4%
Smwht satisfied      45     26     60     41     45     44     47     41
Smwht dissatisfied   26     22     23     31     25     28     26     23
Very dissatisfied    22     47      8     23     25     20     19     31
DK/NA                 1      1      -      1      -      1      -      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Very satisfied        5%     7%     4%     5%     5%     7%     6%     6%
Smwht satisfied      55     42     39     47     43     46     44     47
Smwht dissatisfied   28     31     27     20     23     26     25     28
Very dissatisfied    11     21     29     27     29     20     24     19
DK/NA                 1      -      1      2      -      1      1      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very satisfied        4%     7%     6%
Smwht satisfied      39     50     44
Smwht dissatisfied   25     29     24
Very dissatisfied    31     13     24
DK/NA                 -      1      1
 
 
21. Would you prefer to elect a governor who has experience in politics, or is new to politics?
                                                               WHITE......
                                                               COLLEGE DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Experience           60%    38%    75%    58%    55%    64%    61%    55%
New to politics      29     47     17     31     35     25     27     36
DK/NA                11     15      8     11     10     11     11      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS..............    WHITE.....           Non
                     18-34  35-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Wht
 
Experience           63%    60%    58%    62%    52%    64%    58%    65%
New to politics      26     34     29     29     38     25     31     26
DK/NA                11      6     13      9     10     11     10      9
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Experience           52%    69%    56%
New to politics      37     19     35
DK/NA                12     11      9