Political Polls

Political Polls

Siena Research Institute regularly conducts studies on the favorability of politicians, if NY is on the right track or wrong direction, various statewide issues and pre-election polls in New York State.

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  • Corruption – A Serious Problem – Has Not Gotten Worse Over Last Few Years, Voters Say

    Corruption – A Serious Problem – Has Not Gotten Worse Over Last Few Years, Voters Say; Not As Important as Jobs or Education as Priority Issue for Legislature to Address
    Voters Strongly Support Continuing Property Tax Cap (Maybe with Changes); Support Start-Up NY; Continue to Support SAFE Act; Voters Divided on Education Tax Credit and Dream Act
    Cuomo Favorability & Job Performance Ratings Worst As Governor Read More

  • Voters Don’t Think New Laws Will Reduce Corruption; Say Cuomo was Right to not Hold Up Budget for Bigger Changes

    Voters Don’t Think New Laws Will Reduce Corruption; Say Cuomo was Right to not Hold Up Budget for Bigger Changes
    Voters Say (50-44 Percent) Parents Right to Opt Out of State Exams; NY Doesn’t Spend Enough on Education but Voters Are Divided on Increasing Their Income Taxes to Pay for More Education Funding
    Dems Happy with Clinton as Nominee; Reps Divided on Their Choice Read More

  • 74% Think Standardized Tests Should Count No More than a Quarter of Teacher Effectiveness Score

    This Poll Must Be Cited As: Special Time Warner Cable/Siena College Upstate New York Poll
    Special Time Warner Cable/Siena College Upstate New York Poll
    74% Think Standardized Tests Should Count No More than a Quarter of Teacher Effectiveness Score
    Large Majorities Support Allowing Districts to Dismiss Ineffective Teachers after Two Years; Require Them to Initiate Dismissal after Three
    By 54–43% Upstaters Disagree with Governor on Budget Transforming NY’s School System Read More