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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  • Albany Corruption Is Serious Problem, 89% of NYers Say

    Albany Corruption Is Serious Problem, 89% of NYers Say;
    2/3 Say Serious Problem with Legislators from Their Area;
    Majority: (1) Full Time State Legislature; (2) No Pay Raise
    Huge Support for Paid Family Leave & Stripping Pensions from Convicted Legislators; Strong Support for Minimum Wage Increase, $300M for EPF, Closing LLC Loophole; Limit Legislators’ Outside Income, $200M Airport Fund
    Majority of New Yorkers Oppose Penn Station Plan and Dream Act Read More

  • Nearly 90% of NYers Concerned That Another Terrorist Attack Will Happen in New York

    Nearly 90% of NYers Concerned (60% Very) That Another Terrorist Attack Will Happen in New York in Near Future
    Majority Oppose Allowing Syrian Refugees into Country at This Time
    Overwhelming Majorities Agree with Silver Verdict and Believe Silver Conviction Important Step to Clean Up Albany; Nearly Two-Thirds Say New Ethics Laws Are Needed
    By Two-to-One, Voters Agree with Attorney General Schneiderman that Daily Fantasy Sports Games Are Gambling & Illegal in New York Read More

  • 49 Percent NYC Residents Living Comfortably or Doing Alright

    49% NYC Residents Living Comfortably or Doing Alright; But One in Five Have Struggled to Buy Food or Housing Over Last Year; Findings Vary by Race, Ethnicity, Borough

    Majority Expect Typical Young NY’er to Graduate High School, 50% Say will Graduate College, Less than Half Predict Good Job; 41% See Drugs, Alcohol in their Future, One in Four Think Neighborhood Youth will Be in a Gang

    Police, Parks, Availability of Goods & Services Get High Grades in All Boroughs Except the Bronx; Local Gov Responsiveness Found Lacking; As a Place to Raise Children NYC Gets Mixed Reviews by Borough, Race & Income
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