March 18, 2021 - Support Dips For Cuomo Staying In Office, Quinnipiac University New York State Poll Finds; Gov Job Approval, Favorability, Honesty Ratings Hit Record Lows Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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As elected officials turn up the pressure on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign over multiple allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriately touching women, nearly half of voters (49 percent) in New York say that he should not resign while 43 percent say he should resign, according to a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh- pea-ack) University poll of registered voters in New York State. The poll was conducted from March 16th - 17th. In a March 4th survey, voters said 55 - 40 percent he should not resign.

Today, Democrats say 67 - 23 percent he should not resign, 49 percent of independents say Cuomo should not resign with 42 percent saying he should resign, and Republicans say 72 - 26 percent he should resign.

In a separate question, voters were asked about the positions elected officials have taken about whether or not Governor Cuomo should step down. Just over 1 in 5 voters (22 percent) say they agree more with elected officials calling on Governor Cuomo to resign immediately. About three-quarters of voters (74 percent) say they agree more with elected officials saying they will wait until the New York Attorney General's independent investigation is completed before they decide whether or not to call for Governor Cuomo to resign.

"Though some of his fellow Democrats are clearly ready to usher him out the door of the Executive Mansion and point him toward the Thruway, the vast majority of the party sees a next step as necessary. They want a full investigation before deciding whether Cuomo should resign," said Quinnipiac Polling Analyst Tim Malloy.

A majority of voters (54 - 36 percent) say that Cuomo should not be impeached and removed from office. Ten percent did not offer an opinion.

Voters are split 47 - 46 percent on whether Cuomo has lost his ability to be an effective leader, compared to March 4th when 43 percent said he had lost his ability to be an effective leader and 53 percent said he had not.

Two-thirds of voters (66 - 25 percent) say they would not like to see Andrew Cuomo run for reelection as Governor in 2022. On March 4th, that number was 59 - 36 percent that voters would not like to see him run for reelection.

JOB APPROVAL & TRAITS

Voters give Governor Cuomo a negative 39 - 48 percent job approval rating, down from a split 45 - 46 percent approval rating on March 4th. Today's numbers mark the lowest job approval for Cuomo since he took office in 2011.

Voters give Governor Cuomo a negative 33 - 51 percent favorability rating, his lowest favorability number since Quinnipiac University began tracking his favorability in 2008 while Cuomo served as New York Attorney General.

Nearly 6 in 10 voters (58 percent) say that Andrew Cuomo is not honest and trustworthy, 28 percent say he is honest and trustworthy, and 13 percent did not offer an opinion. That is his worst score since Quinnipiac University began tracking voters' views on his honesty and trustworthiness in 2007.

Voters are split (49 - 47 percent) on whether they think Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of people like them.

Voters say 61 - 34 percent that Cuomo has strong leadership qualities, his lowest number on this question since becoming governor.

"With so-so numbers on empathy and plummeting numbers on honesty and trustworthiness, it's too early to suggest Cuomo has gone from hero to zero, but his anti-COVID crusader standing has taken a brutal broadside," added Malloy.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

On the allegations that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed and made unwelcome sexual advances toward women, half of voters (50 percent) say they think those allegations are mostly true, 26 percent say they think the allegations are mostly not true, and 24 percent say they either don't know or didn't offer an opinion.

Half of voters (50 percent) say they are not satisfied with the way Governor Cuomo has responded to those allegations, 39 percent say they are satisfied, and 11 percent don't know or didn't offer an opinion.

NURSING HOMES

Nearly 6 in 10 voters (58 percent) say they think Governor Cuomo deliberately tried to conceal the number of nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic last spring, 30 percent say he did not, and 12 percent did not offer an opinion.

"Was there an act of deception concocted in Albany over the loss of the most vulnerable? History tells us cover-ups kill political careers... and for the moment, the voters have their concerns," added Malloy.

COVID-19

Voters approve 54 - 41 percent of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling the response to the coronavirus.

Almost three-quarters of adults in New York say they have either been vaccinated (38 percent) or are willing to be vaccinated (36 percent), while 20 percent say they are not willing to be vaccinated and 6 percent say they are unsure or didn't offer an opinion.

Roughly 4 in 10 New Yorkers (44 percent) say they think the pace of reopening of the schools in their community is about right, 33 percent say it's not happening quickly enough, and 16 percent say it's happening too quickly.

MARIJUANA & TAXES

Voters say by a more than 2 to 1 margin (64 - 29 percent) that they support allowing adults in New York State to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Voters also support (59 - 35 percent) raising taxes on the state's highest income earners.

OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS

Voters in New York approve of the way President Joe Biden is handling his job 59 - 35 percent. They also approve of the way he's handling the response to the coronavirus 69 - 26 percent.

Voters give U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer a positive 50 - 40 percent job approval rating, and give U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand a positive 44 - 33 percent job approval rating.

905 self-identified registered voters in New York were surveyed from March 16th - 17th with a margin of error of +/- 3.3 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Doug Schwartz, Ph.D. since 1994, conducts independent, non-partisan national and state polls on politics and issues. Surveys adhere to industry best practices and are based on random samples of adults using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as governor?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              39%    11%    62%    37%    31%    46%    38%    23%
Disapprove           48     84     22     53     56     41     53     68
DK/NA                13      5     16     10     12     13      8      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              36%    40%    45%    23%    34%    29%    71%
Disapprove           47     53     45     69     56     62     17
DK/NA                17      8      9      8      9      9     12
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              31%    48%    36%
Disapprove           56     39     53
DK/NA                13     13     11
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chuck Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              50%    19%    80%    43%    42%    57%    58%    34%
Disapprove           40     77     10     47     51     31     40     57
DK/NA                10      4     10     10      7     12      3      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              48%    50%    58%    34%    52%    44%    82%
Disapprove           35     46     40     60     42     50     11
DK/NA                17      4      2      6      7      6      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              43%    61%    40%
Disapprove           47     30     49
DK/NA                10      9     11
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              44%    24%    65%    39%    38%    48%    58%    33%
Disapprove           33     55     14     38     40     26     31     40
DK/NA                24     21     21     23     22     26     12     26
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              42%    49%    48%    35%    50%    43%    60%
Disapprove           27     37     35     43     31     36     11
DK/NA                31     14     17     22     19     20     28
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              44%    46%    39%
Disapprove           36     27     39
DK/NA                21     27     22
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              59%    21%    92%    53%    53%    64%    66%    38%
Disapprove           35     72      5     43     42     30     32     55
DK/NA                 6      6      3      4      5      6      2      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              60%    56%    62%    43%    54%    49%    89%
Disapprove           32     40     35     51     41     46      9
DK/NA                 8      4      3      5      5      5      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              50%    70%    53%
Disapprove           45     24     40
DK/NA                 5      5      6
 
 
5. Is your opinion of Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            33%    13%    48%    33%    25%    40%    24%    20%
Unfavorable          51     83     30     52     61     43     64     69
Hvn't hrd enough     12      4     19      9     11     13      8      9
REFUSED               4      1      3      6      3      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Favorable            32%    30%    35%    17%    26%    22%    66%
Unfavorable          49     58     50     75     60     67     15
Hvn't hrd enough     15      9     11      6     11      9     17
REFUSED               3      3      4      2      3      3      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            26%    41%    31%
Unfavorable          58     42     58
Hvn't hrd enough     13     14      6
REFUSED               4      3      5
 
 
6. Would you like to see Andrew Cuomo run for reelection as Governor of New York in 2022, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  25%     7%    35%    26%    21%    28%    14%    14%
No                   66     89     52     64     71     61     79     81
DK/NA                10      3     12     10      8     11      7      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  24%    25%    25%    13%    16%    14%    53%
No                   66     68     69     83     78     80     36
DK/NA                10      7      5      4      7      6     10
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  19%    32%    20%
No                   74     58     68
DK/NA                 7     10     12
 
 
7. Do you think Andrew Cuomo should resign as Governor of New York, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should resign    43%    72%    23%    42%    51%    36%    44%    59%
No                   49     26     67     49     40     57     47     34
DK/NA                 8      3     10      9      9      8      9      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Should resign    45%    47%    37%    59%    47%    53%    19%
No                   47     47     54     33     45     39     76
DK/NA                 7      6      9      8      8      8      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Should resign    50%    37%    44%
No                   40     57     48
DK/NA                10      7      8
 
 
8. Do you think that Governor Cuomo should be impeached and removed from office, or don't you think so?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Impeached        36%    62%    17%    37%    40%    32%    37%    51%
No                   54     31     72     53     51     57     52     39
DK/NA                10      7     12      9      9     11     11      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Impeached        37%    42%    30%    51%    41%    46%    18%
No                   53     50     61     40     49     44     77
DK/NA                10      8      9      9     10     10      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Impeached        44%    30%    32%
No                   45     62     57
DK/NA                11      8     11
 
 
9. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - has strong leadership qualities, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  61%    37%    82%    58%    55%    66%    67%    47%
No                   34     62     13     37     41     29     30     51
DK/NA                 5      2      5      5      4      5      3      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  60%    58%    65%    50%    59%    55%    84%
No                   32     40     33     48     38     42     10
DK/NA                 7      2      2      2      3      3      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  52%    69%    61%
No                   44     26     35
DK/NA                 5      5      5
 
 
10. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - is honest and trustworthy, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  28%    11%    43%    26%    20%    36%    21%    16%
No                   58     85     39     63     67     52     69     75
DK/NA                13      4     18     11     14     13     10      9
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  24%    28%    35%    14%    21%    18%    62%
No                   60     64     52     78     69     73     28
DK/NA                16      8     12      8     10      9     10
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  22%    36%    22%
No                   66     49     63
DK/NA                11     14     14
 
 
11. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - cares about the needs and problems of people like you, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  49%    19%    76%    43%    39%    58%    49%    33%
No                   47     80     19     52     58     38     46     64
DK/NA                 4      1      4      5      4      5      5      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  47%    48%    55%    31%    46%    39%    76%
No                   48     51     41     66     50     57     18
DK/NA                 5      2      4      3      4      4      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  38%    58%    48%
No                   57     38     49
DK/NA                 5      4      3
 
 
12. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Joe Biden is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              69%    34%    94%    70%    66%    73%    74%    55%
Disapprove           26     60      4     25     29     23     21     41
DK/NA                 5      5      2      5      6      4      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              71%    67%    72%    60%    65%    63%    96%
Disapprove           22     29     26     35     32     33      3
DK/NA                 7      4      2      5      3      4      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              62%    79%    64%
Disapprove           31     19     29
DK/NA                 7      2      7
 
 
13. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Andrew Cuomo is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              54%    20%    79%    52%    46%    60%    56%    39%
Disapprove           41     76     15     42     49     33     42     58
DK/NA                 6      3      6      6      5      6      2      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Approve              51%    55%    60%    39%    52%    46%    83%
Disapprove           41     43     38     58     46     52     10
DK/NA                 9      2      2      3      2      3      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              49%    59%    50%
Disapprove           45     35     44
DK/NA                 6      6      6
 
 
14. (Adults) Have you gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, or not?
                     ADULTS.................................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  38%    35%    43%    36%    34%    41%    60%    40%
No                   62     62     57     63     66     58     39     59
DK/NA                 1      3      -      1      1      1      1      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  19%    42%    77%    45%    51%    48%    29%
No                   80     58     23     54     49     51     71
DK/NA                 1      -      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  45%    32%    37%
No                   54     68     62
DK/NA                 1      1      1
 
 
14a. (Adults) Have you gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, or not? COMBINED WITH: (If no q14) Are you willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine, or not?
                     ADULTS.................................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Vaccinated       38%    35%    43%    36%    34%    41%    60%    40%
Not vaccinated/
 Willing             36     30     43     31     40     32     30     29
Not vaccinated/
 Not willing         20     28     10     25     21     19      6     26
DK/NA                 6      7      5      8      5      8      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Vaccinated       19%    42%    77%    45%    51%    48%    29%
Not vaccinated/
 Willing             47     32     17     34     25     29     41
Not vaccinated/
 Not willing         26     21      5     16     20     18     23
DK/NA                 8      5      2      5      4      5      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Vaccinated       45%    32%    37%
Not vaccinated/
 Willing             26     43     39
Not vaccinated/
 Not willing         24     18     17
DK/NA                 5      7      8
 
 
15. (Adults) In general, do you think the pace of reopening of schools in your community is happening too quickly, not quickly enough, or at about the right pace?
                     ADULTS.................................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Too quickly          16%     7%    17%    18%    15%    16%    11%    10%
Not quickly enough   33     56     15     40     38     28     34     47
About right pace     44     36     62     33     39     48     49     37
DK/NA                 8      1      7      9      8      7      6      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Too quickly          19%    13%    10%     9%    12%    11%    26%
Not quickly enough   29     38     38     45     39     42     17
About right pace     43     45     45     39     45     42     53
DK/NA                 9      3      7      7      4      5      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Too quickly          13%    20%    11%
Not quickly enough   37     29     32
About right pace     41     43     51
DK/NA                 9      8      5
 
 
16. Based on what you've heard or read, do you think that Governor Cuomo deliberately tried to conceal the number of nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic last spring, or don't you think so?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  58%    78%    44%    58%    68%    49%    65%    71%
No                   30     15     43     28     22     38     25     17
DK/NA                12      7     13     14     11     14     10     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  56%    63%    57%    74%    64%    69%    26%
No                   27     30     33     14     25     20     57
DK/NA                16      7     10     11     11     11     17
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  62%    53%    60%
No                   25     37     26
DK/NA                12     11     14
 
 
17. Based on what you've heard or read, do you think allegations that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed and made unwelcome sexual advances toward women are mostly true or mostly not true?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Mostly true          50%    66%    41%    53%    55%    47%    63%    61%
Mostly not true      26     20     31     25     21     29     17     17
DK/NA                24     14     28     22     24     24     20     22
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Mostly true          50%    55%    55%    65%    60%    62%    28%
Mostly not true      26     25     25     13     20     17     52
DK/NA                24     20     20     22     20     21     21
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Mostly true          62%    41%    49%
Mostly not true      16     34     24
DK/NA                22     24     26
 
 
18. Thinking about these allegations made by women against Governor Cuomo, who do you agree with more: elected officials calling on Governor Cuomo to resign immediately, or elected officials saying they will wait until the State Attorney General's independent investigation is completed before they decide whether or not to call for Governor Cuomo to resign?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Resign immediately   22%    41%    10%    23%    26%    19%    23%    33%
Wait before deciding 74     57     88     73     70     77     74     66
DK/NA                 4      2      3      4      4      4      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Resign immediately   26%    23%    17%    33%    25%    29%    13%
Wait before deciding 70     75     81     65     73     69     86
DK/NA                 5      2      2      2      2      2      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Resign immediately   26%    19%    22%
Wait before deciding 70     78     73
DK/NA                 4      3      5
 
 
19. In general, are you satisfied with the way Governor Cuomo has responded to the allegations of sexual harassment and unwelcome sexual advances being made against him, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Satisfied        39%    28%    49%    37%    32%    45%    31%    31%
No                   50     64     40     50     57     44     63     57
DK/NA                11      8     11     12     11     11      5     11
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes/Satisfied        38%    36%    45%    23%    38%    31%    61%
No                   47     58     47     68     53     60     27
DK/NA                15      6      8      9      9      9     12
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Satisfied        31%    47%    36%
No                   54     45     53
DK/NA                14      8     11
 
 
20. Do you think Governor Cuomo has lost his ability to be an effective leader, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  47%    71%    29%    48%    55%    41%    53%    60%
No                   46     25     63     45     38     54     39     37
DK/NA                 7      4      7      7      7      6      8      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Yes                  48%    48%    46%    60%    55%    57%    23%
No                   44     47     48     34     41     38     72
DK/NA                 8      5      6      6      4      5      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  56%    40%    46%
No                   39     54     45
DK/NA                 6      6     10
 
 
21. Do you support or oppose allowing adults in New York State to legally possess small amounts of marijuana for personal use?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              64%    50%    78%    60%    69%    60%    73%    57%
Oppose               29     41     20     34     26     32     23     35
DK/NA                 7      9      2      7      5      8      4      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              70%    66%    58%    68%    60%    64%    76%
Oppose               23     30     38     26     34     30     18
DK/NA                 7      4      4      6      7      6      6
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              68%    58%    69%
Oppose               26     34     25
DK/NA                 6      8      6
 
 
22. Do you support or oppose raising taxes on the state's highest income earners?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              59%    35%    83%    53%    53%    65%    68%    49%
Oppose               35     59     14     42     43     29     28     46
DK/NA                 5      6      3      6      4      6      4      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk
 
Support              59%    61%    61%    50%    62%    56%    72%
Oppose               33     37     35     45     34     39     21
DK/NA                 8      2      4      5      4      4      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              58%    63%    55%
Oppose               39     30     39
DK/NA                 3      7      6