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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Political - Siena Research Institute News

  • Majority: Separate Ethics from Budget

    Majority: Separate Ethics from Budget & Separate Education Too
    Overwhelming Support for: Keeping State Emails Longer than 90 Days; Including Minority Leaders in Budget Negotiations; Turning Gov’s Upstate Economic Development Competition into Money for All Regions
    Nearly Three-Quarters of Voters Want Minimum Wage Increase;
    Strong Support for Assembly’s Plan over Governor’s Plan Read More

  • Cell Phones Used by 90 Percent of New Yorkers

    Cell Phones Used by 90 Percent of New Yorkers; Smartphones Used by Nearly Two-Thirds
    Landlines No Longer Found in 21 Percent of NY Homes
    Three-Quarters of NYers Text; Majority Use Cell Phones for Travel Directions; Nearly Half Use Cells for Email Read More

  • Small Majority Says Gov’s Ethics Package Would Reduce Corruption

    While Small Majority Says Gov’s Ethics Package Would Reduce Corruption, Bigger Majority Says On Time Budget Is More Important

    Voters Prefer Part Time State Legislature with Full Income Disclosure By Legislators Over Full Time Legislature with Outside Employment Ban; However, Would Choose Full Time Legislature Over Current System

    Voters: Not Enough Parental Involvement is Biggest Reason Too Few High School Grads Are College/Career Ready; Strong Support to Make Tenure 5 Years; More Voters Side with Teachers’ Unions Over Gov. on Most Ed. Issues
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