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Siena Poll

In Albany Area, Almost Half Say Keep PAUSE-ing, Poll Says

In Albany Area, Almost Half

Say Keep PAUSE-ing, Poll Says

LOUDONVILLE – Forty-nine percent of  Albany area New Yorkers say  “On Pause” restrictions should remain in place as they are beyond the middle of May, while 39 percent say it will be safe to gradually end those restrictions and begin opening the economy after May 15.

That was a finding of a Siena College Capital Region COVID-19 Survey released today and sponsored by the Times Union.

Cuomo’s Favorability Leaps, Siena Poll Says

Cuomo’s Favorability

Leaps, Siena Poll Says

LOUDONVILLE – New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve of the job Governor Cuomo is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, 87-11 percent, according to a Siena Poll of registered voters released this week.

They also give overwhelmingly high marks to their local health department, Dr. Anthony Fauci, their local government leader, and the CDC.

Bail Reform Support Plummets, Poll Says

Bail Reform Support

Plummets, Poll Says

ALBANY – A new poll out Monday shows support for the state’s bail reform plummeting, following weeks of pushback about the new laws from police groups and prosecutors, North County Public Radio is reporting.

The Siena College poll finds that just one third of New Yorkers now think that the January 1 laws that ended most forms of cash bail for non-violent crimes and shortened the time prosecutors have to hand over evidence to defendants is a good idea. When it was first approved last April, 55% of voters like the law.

Cuomo, Schumer Favorability Drops Sharply, Poll Says

Trump Nudges Up In NYS

Cuomo, Schumer

Favorability Drops

Sharply, Poll Says

Governor Cuomo’s job performance rating plummeted in the last month, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer also saw a significant drop in how voters feel about him, according to a Siena Poll of New York State voters released yesterday.

President Trump’s ratings actually edged up a bit.

The governor’s favorability rating fell to negative 43-50 percent, down from  51-43 percent last month. His job performance rating fell to 35-64 percent, down from 43-56 percent.  Schumer saw his favorability rating drop to 47-46 percent, down from 53-39 percent in January, the Siena pollsters found.

Faso Just 1 Point Ahead Of Delgado, Siena Poll Reports

Faso Just 1 Point

Ahead Of Delgado,

Siena Poll Reports

LOUDONVILLE – Freshman Republican Representative John Faso is ahead of his Democratic opponent Antonio Delgado by just a single point in the Siena Poll released this morning.

Forty-four percent of likely voters support Faso, 43 percent support Delgado, 6  percent are with a third-party candidate, and 7 percent are undecided, according to a new Spectrum News/Siena College poll of likely 19th Congressional District voters.

Faso, Teachout Neck And Neck
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Faso, Teachout

Neck And Neck

Sienna Poll: Too Close To Call

ballot-boxLOUDONVILLE – John Faso and Zephyr Teachout are neck and neck.

The respected Siena Poll released numbers yesterday showing the Congressional race in the 19th District, which includes Otsego County, is too close to call.

Republican Faso has support of 43 percent of voters; Democrat Teachout, 42 percent, the poll of “likely voters” found.

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