Siena Poll http://wrvo.org en Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown http://wrvo.org/post/long-term-impact-moreland-controversy-cuomo-unknown <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not held any public appearances since a potentially damaging New York Times story that reported that his top aide interfered in a corruption probe when it focused on Cuomo donors. But on Monday morning, the governor is scheduled to visit the University of Buffalo, where the press will try to ask him questions about the Moreland Act Commission and his office's involvement.<br /><br />Cuomo’s political challengers leaped on The Times story, that alleges a top aide to Cuomo squelched subpoenas to the governor’s donors and associates.<br /> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 59461 at http://wrvo.org Long-term impact of Moreland Controversy on Cuomo unknown Legislative session could end with a whimper http://wrvo.org/post/legislative-session-could-end-whimper <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The legislative session is scheduled to end </span><span data-term="goog_876058924" style="line-height: 1.5;" tabindex="0">on Thursday</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and many issues remain unresolved. But a low-key end of session might not matter much to New York’s top political figures.</span></p><p>The chances of passage for several key issues promoted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including a Women’s Equality Act and public campaign finance appear dim, due to opposition from Senate Republicans.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 57424 at http://wrvo.org Legislative session could end with a whimper Cuomo defends progressive record http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-defends-progressive-record <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo is responding to a recent poll that finds support for a third party candidate from the left running against him for governor.&nbsp; Cuomo says he has a progressive track record, and blames Republicans in the state Senate for stalling his agenda.</p><p>The Siena poll found that dissatisfaction among left-leaning Democrats in New York could cost Cuomo 15 points on election day, if the progressive&nbsp; Working Families Party&nbsp; put up its own candidate in the governor’s race.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:49:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54923 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo defends progressive record Valesky believes IDC-GOP coalition will stay together http://wrvo.org/post/valesky-believes-idc-gop-coalition-will-stay-together <p>State Sen. Dave Valesky, a founding member of the Independent Democratic Conference believes a recent Siena College poll&nbsp; gives credence to the coalition between the IDC and Senate Republicans.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:52:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 54725 at http://wrvo.org Valesky believes IDC-GOP coalition will stay together New poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the left http://wrvo.org/post/new-poll-shows-cuomo-vulnerable-left <p></p><p>A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo with a double digit lead against his Republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes if a progressive third party candidate emerges.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:50:44 +0000 Karen DeWitt 54632 at http://wrvo.org New poll shows Cuomo vulnerable on the left New Siena poll finds state electorate not optimistic http://wrvo.org/post/new-siena-poll-finds-state-electorate-not-optimistic <p>A new poll finds the majority of New Yorkers say they aren't better off now than they were four years ago, but these sentiments do not seem to be hurting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s chances for reelection.</p><p>The Siena poll asked voters whether they felt things were better now under Cuomo than they were before he was governor. It found that in several key areas including business climate, taxes, corruption and public education, less than a quarter think the situation has improved.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:10:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt 53213 at http://wrvo.org New Siena poll finds state electorate not optimistic New Siena Poll finds New Yorkers divided on Common Core http://wrvo.org/post/new-siena-poll-finds-new-yorkers-divided-common-core <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:29:22 +0000 Karen DeWitt 51910 at http://wrvo.org Upstate CEO's slightly more confident about the economy http://wrvo.org/post/upstate-ceos-slightly-more-confident-about-economy <p></p><p>Confidence among upstate New York business leaders is up slightly, according to a new poll, but worries over health care reform and workforce quality are keeping their confidence low-key.</p><p>Company CEO's <a href="http://thisisadomain.net/" target="_blank">polled by the Siena College Research Institute</a> said they’re just as likely to expand their workforce this year - 28 percent - as they were in 2013 - 27 percent.</p><p>Manufacturing and engineering sectors posted the highest job growth expectations.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:59:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50496 at http://wrvo.org Siena poll shows Cuomo gaining popularity http://wrvo.org/post/siena-poll-shows-cuomo-gaining-popularity <p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:32:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 50182 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo's job performance hits all-time low in poll http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-job-performance-hits-all-time-low-poll <p></p><p></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:01:29 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47333 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission co-chair not surprised by survey results http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-co-chair-not-surprised-survey-results <p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:14:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45984 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission co-chair not surprised by survey results Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe re-election, with some weaknesses http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-cuomo-poised-safe-re-election-some-weaknesses <p>A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo well positioned to win re-election next year, but there are some weaknesses in his generally positive numbers.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:51:02 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45981 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Cuomo poised for safe re-election, with some weaknesses Poll finds support for pro-gambling language in ballot amendment http://wrvo.org/post/poll-finds-support-pro-gambling-language-ballot-amendment <p>A new poll finds language on a referendum on New York state&#39;s November ballot to portray the expansion of casino gambling in a positive light is working, and gaining support among potential voters. &nbsp;<br /> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:14:50 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44949 at http://wrvo.org Poll finds support for pro-gambling language in ballot amendment Cuomo rebounds with voters, most are embarrassed by Weiner, Spitzer http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-rebounds-voters-most-are-embarrassed-weiner-spitzer <p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:58:24 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42515 at http://wrvo.org Corruption still dominates discussion in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/corruption-still-dominates-discussion-albany <p>Anti-corruption is the dominant topic at the New York state legislature for the second week in a row, following bribery charges against two state lawmakers, including a former Senate leader. A new poll finds 81 percent of voters expect more Senators and Assembly members will be arrested. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:32:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36628 at http://wrvo.org Corruption still dominates discussion in Albany http://wrvo.org/post/corruption-still-dominates-discussion-albany-0 <p>Anti-corruption is the dominant topic at the New York State Legislature for the second week in a row, following bribery charges against two state lawmakers, including a former Senate leader. A new poll finds 81 percent of voters expect more senators and Assembly members will be arrested. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:32:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 36629 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo poll ratings down, but still higher than most pols http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-poll-ratings-down-still-higher-most-pols <p>A new Siena College poll finds a slight drop in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity for the third month in a row. The poll finds the governor’s popularity has dropped to 64 percent -- still higher than most politicians in the country -- but an eight point slide from a 72 percent approval rating in&nbsp; December. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 19:58:59 +0000 Karen DeWitt 34592 at http://wrvo.org Sandy sparks belief in climate change http://wrvo.org/post/sandy-sparks-belief-climate-change <p>A new poll finds that, in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, more than two thirds of New Yorkers say they now believe in climate change.</p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 20:27:17 +0000 Karen DeWitt 29987 at http://wrvo.org Race for 24th congressional district in final stretch http://wrvo.org/post/race-24th-congressional-district-final-stretch <p>After months of campaigning in the too-close-to-call 24th Congressional District race, it's almost time for voters to make their decision. The final weekend of the election season was a busy one. Mon, 05 Nov 2012 10:43:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 28582 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Doheny-Owens race in statistical tie http://wrvo.org/post/poll-shows-doheny-owens-race-statistical-tie <p>The two candidates running for the North Country's congressional seat are in a statistical tie, according to the latest poll from Siena College. Republican Matt Doheny trailed incumbent Democrat Bill Owens by 13 points in Siena's last poll seven weeks ago. Owens now leads by just one point in the poll released today, which showed the Democrat receiving 44 percent support, to Doheny's 43 percent. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 20:15:01 +0000 Catherine Loper 28464 at http://wrvo.org Poll shows Doheny-Owens race in statistical tie Poll predicts Gillibrand "blow out" win http://wrvo.org/post/poll-predicts-gillibrand-blow-out-win <p>A new poll finds that Democrat incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a record breaking win on election day, with a more than 40-point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:06:35 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28170 at http://wrvo.org New York's U.S. Senate race is contest of contrasts http://wrvo.org/post/new-yorks-us-senate-race-contest-contrasts <p>The contest for the one U.S. Senate seat from New York that is up for grabs starts in full force after Labor Day. And, for the first time ever, two women are pitted against each other in a statewide race. A Republican political unknown faces the Democrat chosen to fill the shoes of Hillary Clinton when she became Secretary of State. The two candidates visited the New York State Fair last week, admitting their names may still be unknown to many New Yorkers. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:44:16 +0000 Ellen Abbott 25390 at http://wrvo.org Business Council says NY legislators more business friendly http://wrvo.org/post/business-council-says-ny-legislators-more-business-friendly <p>The Business Council of New York released its annual report card of the state's legislators, and the group gave New York Senate Republicans high marks for approving a pro-business agenda.<br><br> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:14:51 +0000 Karen DeWitt 24767 at http://wrvo.org NY Senate Democrats hopeful for November http://wrvo.org/post/ny-senate-democrats-hopeful-november <p>A&nbsp;recent poll offers some hope to Senate Democrats who are trying retake the Senate after losing to Republicans two years ago, but the GOP says they are far from worried.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 22:08:09 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22920 at http://wrvo.org Poll: New Yorkers support health care law but feel costs will rise http://wrvo.org/post/poll-new-yorkers-support-health-care-law-feel-costs-will-rise <p>Most New Yorkers agree with the recent Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama&rsquo;s health care reform, but most think the new law, when fully implemented, will cause health care costs to rise.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:05:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22705 at http://wrvo.org