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New Yorkers Favor Obama and Gillibrand, Says Poll

Quinnipiac University polled New Yorkers about the upcoming presidential and senate races, and found that residents are mostly happy with who is already in office.

Of likely voters in New York State, President Barack Obama and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand already seem to be majority favorites in the presidential and senate races, says a new Quinnipiac University poll.

President Barack Obama leads the poll with 62 percent of likely voters supporting him, while on 34 percent choosing Gov. Mitt Romney, his Republican challenger. Obama has a 20-point lead among men and a 35-point lead among women, says the poll.

"The only reason President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney will come to New York is to raise money. Unless something unforeseen happens, the poll numbers say it's an Obama blow-out," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"Besides his usual close to unanimous vote in the Black community, Obama also carries the white vote in New York. Men like him a lot; women like him even more." 

In the first poll for New York's U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand leads Republican challenger Wendy Long with 64 percent of likely voters’ support, compared with Long’s 27 percent.

Of likely voters. 54 percent have a favorable opinion of Gillibrand, compared with 16 percent who don’t. For Long, 74 percent don't know enough about her to form an opinion, says the poll.

"The significant number in the Senate race is how many voters don't know enough to decide whether they like or dislike Wendy Long," Carroll said. "Hardly anyone knew Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand when she was first appointed but it looks like an easy six more years. 

The economy is "extremely" important in their choice for president, 62 percent of voters say, followed by 54 percent who list health care as "extremely important" and 49 percent who cite Medicare.

From September 4 – 9, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,486 New York State likely voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. Live interviewers called land lines and cell phones.

Dee Davis September 14, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Give the man a chance to clean up the mess that was left by the Republican's. They didn't build Rome in a day. The way things were when Persident Obama took office it may take him three terms in the office to clean up the mess that he walked into. Did anyone really expect to see a big change in just one term. It takes time to clean up such a big mess.
Patti September 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM
R&R have exprience keeping themselves and their cronies weathly that's where their knowledge and intelligenceis; oh yes and one more place they have experience is not wanting women be treated fairly and shutting off their reproductive systems when being raped unless they are enjoying it. All your facts are out of context that is the Rep. way.
Parksloper September 14, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Like I said, if you like welfare and no jobs etc then vote for Obama. Obviously the responses do. Oh, and Dee Davis, he's had 4 years and he took the unemployment rate from 7.7% to over 8.5% and higher. Gas was under $2.00 now it's over $4.00. He's added 6 trillion to the debt. Wall St. gives more money to Obama than Republicans. He's played golf more than he's met with his jobs council ( not since January) and security council, about 50% since his presidency. Keep living in that bubble. Again, amateur vs experience. The last 4 years says it all.
Patti September 14, 2012 at 07:43 PM
yes it does. Obama for four more years. Not the lying -------- who for some reason their smoke an mirrors is working for people like you.
BRADY September 15, 2012 at 03:22 AM
DEE says "IT MAY TAKE HIM THREE TERMS IN OFFICE TO CLEAN UP THE MESS THAT HE WALKED INTO" DEE he wanted it!he went for it!and he wants it again!if he could'nt do it the first time why try again!and a a third term !guess what DEE he's no BLOOMBERG

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