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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  • 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

  • Upstate NY Voters Think Ethics Reform Package Will Have No Real Effect

    By 73-23% Upstate NY Voters Think Ethics Reform Package Will Have No Real Effect on Serious Problem of State Government Corruption
    Upstaters Strongly Support Pension Forfeiture after Felony; Strongly Oppose Use of Campaign Funds for Legal Fees and State Legislature Pay Raise
    Near Majority (49-40%) Say Gov did Right Thing on Ethics Deal to Get On Time Budget
    Two-Thirds Disapprove Budget Negotiating Process Some Legislators Say Was Not In Best Interest of NYers Read More

  • 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