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Over half of NY voters say the state is headed in wrong direction: poll

  

Category:  News & Politics

Via:  vic-eldred  •  9 months ago  •  10 comments

By:   Carl Campanile (New York Post)

Over half of NY voters say the state is headed in wrong direction: poll
More than half of New York's registered voters believe the state is headed in the wrong direction, as Gov. Kathy Hochul's popularity nose-dives and 40% consider moving out, a startling new poll shows.

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More than half of New York's registered voters believe the state is headed in the wrong direction — and a whopping 80% are demanding term limits for the governor and legislators, a startling new poll shows.

The fed-up respondents gave Gov. Kathy Hochul a dismal 40% approval rating, a big drop from her 50% figure from a survey released just three months ago, according to the independent Unite NY's Voter Empowerment Index unveiled Sunday.

Other state lawmakers fared even worse with a 27% approval rating, down from their recent 36%.

Overall, 53% of the state's voters said they don't like where the state is headed politically, and 40% said they are considering leaving.

Not surprisingly, 80% said they support term limits for the governor and legislature, which currently have none.

"Independent and unaffiliated New Yorkers, the second largest group of voters in the state, are clearly frustrated with the state of democracy in New York and the latest Voter Empowerment Index makes this face clear," Unite NY Executive Director Tim Dunn said in a statement, referring to the bloc's influence on the survey's results.

"The path to winning back those voters lies in enacting reforms that have overwhelming, bipartisan support," Dunn said. "I would encourage elected leaders from both parties to take this into account during the policymaking process, as this group is growing in both numbers and extreme dissatisfaction."

A new poll show a majority of Empire State voters think the state is headed in the wrong direction politically. AP

According to the results, upstate New Yorkers are strongest in their desire for an open primary process or allowing non-party-affiliated residents to cast ballots in primaries.

Only 10% of voters polled thought the state was doing a good job of implementing election reforms compared to other US states.

Voters who were surveyed identified crime and public safety as the most pressing issues for New Yorkers.

80% favor term limits for the governor and Albany lawmakers. AP

Albany lawmakers have been under fire since passing controversial bail reform measures in 2019, which critics blame for a spike in crime.

The measure, which prohibited judges from setting bail on misdemeanors and most felonies, has since been tweaked to give jurists more say but has failed to convince many law-and-order citizens.

Yet, despite the grim results of the new Unite NY poll, the number of voters wanting to leave the state was down 51% during a poll in March — one of the few upsides for beleaguered elected officials in Albany.

Gov. Kathy Hochul's approval rating plummeted to 40%, a 10% drop from just three months earlier, a new poll shows. Andrew Schwartz / SplashNews.com

The Bronx topped the list with the most voters wanting to leave the state, with 71% saying they'd like to high-tail it out of New York.

More than 35% of voters surveyed were also optimistic that the Empire State mess could be fixed, and 54% were willing to sit down with folks who don't see eye-to-eye with them to talk about it.

United NY questioned 800 voters in June to come up with the results.

Founded by wealthy upstate former Congressional candidate Martin Babinec, the group promotes election reform and open elections.

According to its website, Unite NY strives to focus on issues rather than candidates for public office.


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    9 months ago

They don't like it?

Then who the hell has been doing all the voting?

Or can't New Yorkers manage to vote for anyone without a (D) following their name?

Lee Zeldin could have saved the state.

 
 
 
George
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1.1  George  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    9 months ago

You underestimate the ability of democrats to continue to do stupid shit, they will continue to vote democrat. The ones with 3 digit IQ’s will move to a red state and continue to vote for the same morons and turn that state into another shithole.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  George @1.1    9 months ago
You underestimate the ability of democrats to continue to do stupid shit, they will continue to vote democrat.

That much I do understand.


The ones with 3 digit IQ’s will move to a red state and continue to vote for the same morons and turn that state into another shithole.

I'm afraid so. It was Alexis de Tocqueville's great fear about America.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
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1.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  George @1.1    9 months ago
The ones with 3 digit IQ’s will move to a red state and continue to vote for the same morons and turn that state into another shithole.

Has a good start here in North Carolina. Charlotte took over 15th largest from San Fran sometime back and we even have homeless pissing and shitting in the streets.

 
 
 
George
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1.1.3  George  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.2    9 months ago

Obviously Charlotte isn’t taxing the the rich enough, that will solve everything.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Professor Principal
1.1.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  George @1.1.3    9 months ago

They sure as hell spend a lot for sure. And county real estate taxes are getting raised..........AGAIN.

Got a lot of NIMBY going on when it comes to "affordable housing". They virtue signal the hell out of the supposed need and then cry like babies when the plan is close to their neighborhoods.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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1.1.5  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1.2    9 months ago

Well, if you hate the country that would be exactly the way you would want it!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
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2  Right Down the Center    9 months ago

How long do they have to live in a shithole before they hold the people that made their city a shithole responsible?

 
 
 
Ronin2
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2.1  Ronin2  replied to  Right Down the Center @2    9 months ago

They will never hold Democrats accountable. 

They will simply vote for a new candidate with a D behind their name and expect different results.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Right Down the Center @2    9 months ago

I think many of the people who can move do (and bring their views with them) while most of those who stay are profiting off the government or dependent on it. 

 
 

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