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May 06, 2014 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY trails Nation’s Sentiment; First Since August NY Loses Optimism Derby
• Current Index Up, Especially Men, Young & Low Income, Driven by ‘Good Time to Buy’
• Most Buying Plans Weaken; Gas & Food Worries Remain High  
Summary Trends      Buying Plans      Gas and Food

April 21, 2014 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Head-to-Head, Cuomo Leads Astorino by 30 Points; But By Only 15 Points In 3-Way Race with Liberal WFP Candidate
• Most Voters Know Little About Moreland Commission; Overwhelmingly Side with Fed Prosecutor Over Governor That Moreland Should Have Continued
• Schneiderman & DiNapoli Each Unknown to More Than Half of Voters; Only About One-Third Say they Are Prepared to Re-Elect Either One


April 17, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate Sentiment Positive; Nearly Twice as Many NY’ers See Improvement as See Decline; Half Expect More Market Strength
• Buyer Advantage Gone in Many Areas;  Sellers Expected to Profit

April 07, 2014 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Nearly Half of NYC Voters Approve of the Job de Blasio is Doing as Mayor So Far; And Nearly Half View Him Favorably
• Approve de Blasio’s Handling of Sick Leave, Pre-K, Snow Removal; More Disapprove his Addressing of Housing, Income Inequality, Jobs
• Nearly Two-to-One Opposition of Banning Horse Drawn Carriages

April 07, 2014 - (Siena NY Polls)

• The New York Times/NY1/Siena College Poll 
• Sports Fan Results

April 02, 2014 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Long Hard Winter Takes Toll; Sentiment Down for 2nd Month in a Row
• Willingness to Spend Off Sharply Among Women, Younger NY’ers, Upstaters & Dem’s
• Gas & Food Worries Way Up; Plans to Buy Cars Fall while Home Improvements, Furniture & Electronics on the Rise
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

March 24, 2014 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Still Leads Astorino by 35 Points as Ratings Slip 
• While Strongly Seen As Effective Governor, Under Cuomo Voters Don’t See
Improved State Government, Business Climate, Economy, Education Quality 
• Voters: Strong Support for SAFE Act a Year After Passage; Support
for State Funding College for Inmates; Opposition to NY Dream Act


March 05, 2014 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• National Consumer Sentiment Flat; New York Dips; Sits at Breakeven Point
• NYC, Upper Income, Men & Republicans Drop; Upstate Up this Month
• Endless Winter Blankets Most Buying Plans; But Car Fever Heats Up; Gas & Food Worries off Historic Highs Still Affect More than Half
Summary Trends      Buying Plans     Gas and Food 


March 04, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Majority in 3 States Favorable on Hillary Clinton; Give Former Sec of State 2016 Lead over Christie, Paul & Ryan 
• Voters in NJ, NY & Virginia in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage, National Gun Registry, Keystone Pipeline, Minimum Wage Hike, Med Marijuana; States Mixed on Obamacare, Unemployment Extension
• Cuomo Stronger in NY than Christie in Jersey or McAuliffe in Virginia
• NY & NJ Voters see Global Climate Change; Virginians Mixed 
State Comparison Crosstabs     New Jersey Crosstabs     New York Crosstabs     Virginia Crosstabs


February 25, 2014 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Divided on Common Core; Support 2-Year Moratorium
• Overwhelming Support for SED over Gov on Setting Education Policy
• Cuomo Ratings Slip; Still Maintains 40+ Point Leads over Astorino/Trump
• Majority of NYers See Upstate Struggling More than Downstate Economically 


February 15, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Eleanor Roosevelt Retains Top Spot as America’s Best First Lady
• Michelle Obama Enters Study as 5th, Hillary Clinton Drops to 6th
• Clinton Seen First Lady Most as Presidential Material; Laura Bush, Pat Nixon, Mamie Eisenhower, Bess Truman Could Have Done More in Office
• Eleanor & FDR Top Power Couple; Mary Drags Lincolns Down in the Ratings
For Additional Information, Visit the 2014 First Ladies Study Homepage

February 05, 2014 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Up 4 Points; Current Outlook Strong; Future Yet to Be Convinced
• Rep’s Jump, Still Trail Dem’s; Future Droops with Older, Higher Income & Upstaters
• Strong Uptick in Homes, Furniture Buying Plans Points to Active Spring; Gas Burden Down 
Summary Trends      Buying Plans      Gas and Food

February 3, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate Market Remains Strong; Values Seen to be Increasing
• Pendulum Swinging Towards Sellers After Years of Buyer Advantage


January 27, 2014 - (Independent Research)

• CEO Confidence Up; Cautiously Optimistic on Revenue, Profit Growth; Capital Region Strongest Region
• Half See Ample Supply of Trained Local Workers; Most Give Poor Grades to Job Applicants
• Business Leaders Worry about Health Care Costs, Gov Regulation; Have Little Confidence in Albany, Less in D.C.
• 34% Support Tax-Free NY Plan; 2/3rds Dread Obamacare 

January 20, 2014 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Begins ’14 in Strong Position; Ratings with Voters Up
• Strong Support for Many of Governor’s State of the State Proposals
• Voters: ‘Yes’ to Medical Marijuana; ‘No’ to Legalizing Recreational Use
• Chris Christie Hits Roadblock with New Yorkers as Favorability Rating Falls

January 14, 2014 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• 2013 Ends with Sentiment Decline in all Areas Except Steady Long Island
• Only NYC Positive about Future;  All Others Stronger Current than Future
• All Area Down from This Time a Year Ago; Over 10% Drop Binghamton, Mid Hudson, NYC and Rochester
Quarterly Trends     Buying Plans     Graph

January 06, 2014 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Flat, Trails Nation, Down 5% from a Year Ago
• Higher Income NY’ers’ Spirits Up; Dem’s, Young, Lower Income Biggest Losers in 2013
• Taking Stock Heading into 2014: 30% Optimistic, 40% Pessimistic; Young, $100K+ Most Hopeful; Republicans, Low Income See   Half Empty Glass 


December 13, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Optimistic New Yorkers Expect de Blasio to Have Positive Effect on City’s Needs & Bring Real Change
• Strong Support for Appointment of Bratton as Police Commissioner
• Large Majority of all Ethnic Groups Believe Race Relations in City are Generally Good but 30 Percent Say They Still Suffer Discrimination

December 11, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• Charitable Giving, Volunteering Widespread during Holiday Season
• 60% Finish 2013 Satisfied, With Fond Memories; 1/3 Make New Year’s Resolutions
• 3/4’s Put up Tree; Artificial Leads Real 57 to 42%; 30% Believe in Santa

December 04, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Recovers from October Slide; Up Nearly 4 Points
• Future Outlook Brightens but Doesn’t Shine; Only 26% Expect to Be Better Off in a Year
• 38% Plan Tech Buy as Holiday Shopping Season Opens;  Gas Concerns Lowest since 2010
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

November 25, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• 51% of NY’ers Will Spend Over $500 on Gifts; One in Three under $300 
• Majority Shopping for Needs More than Wants; Online Shopping Up
• 64% Say Stores Should be Closed on Thanksgiving but One in Ten will Shop
• Turkey Tops Stuffing as Favorite Food; 24% Expect to Put on Pounds this Season

November 18, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Divided Over Common Core, NYers Say Too Much Testing
• Cuomo Hits Lowest Job Rating; Crushes Potential Republican Opponents
• Jersey’s Christie Popular in NY; Loses to Clinton in ’16 but Not Cuomo

November 08, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Falls Sharply; Lowest Since December 2011
• Dem’s Still Top Rep’s but Down 15 Points from a Year Ago
• Gas Price Concern Lowest in 3 Years; Homebuying only Plan up from Last Year
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

November 03, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Mangano Leads Suozzi 52-41% Heading into Election Day
• Majority of Likely Voters View Mangano Favorably & Suozzi Unfavorably
• Rice Cruising to Re-election as D.A.; Maragos, Weitzman Too Close to Call

October 28, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• De Blasio Continues to Lead Lhota Overwhelmingly
• Lhota & de Blasio Voters Say Support is Based on Candidate Position on Issues
• Voters Expect de Blasio Win; High Expectations for a de Blasio Administration


October 23, 2013 - (Independent Research)

 NY’ers See Strong & Stable Real Estate Market 
All Regions, Overall Market, Buyers and Sellers – Real Estate Thriving

October 22, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• More than ¾ of NY Voters View Congress Unfavorably
• Nearly ¾ Think Country is Headed in the Wrong Direction
• Government Shutdown Blamed on GOP 2-to-1, in 2-to-1 Dem. State
• Plurality Want to Move Forward with Obamacare; 22% Want It Repealed

October 21, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Moreland & Its Work Largely Unknown to Voters, Who Strongly Want Commission To Continue Investigations
• Serious Problem: Corruption in Legislature–82%; Rest of State Govt.–77%
• Cuomo Job Rating Edges Up; Overall Rating Better than Specific Issues
• Casino Amendment Language Still Influences Voters’ Support of Amendment


October 13, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Mangano Up 52 to 35% Over Suozzi as Campaign Heats Up
• Likely Voters Prefer Mangano to Suozzi on all Major Issues 
• Rice Leads by 37 over Sturim; Maragos, Weitzman a Toss-Up


October 09, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Sentiment Softens across NY in 3rd Quarter as National Quagmire Bubbles
• Future Outooks Drops in all Regions; Overall up only in Buffalo, Slightly;
• Utica Tumbles into Economic Cellar
• NYC only Region above Breakeven; Buying Plans Mixed
Quarterly Trends     Buying Plans      Graph

October 04, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• De Blasio Holds Commanding Lead Over Lhota
• Seen Better on Issues; Strongest on Education, Housing, Income Gap
• Strong Support for Kelly & Inspector General; Divided on Stop & Frisk

October 02, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Up; Nation Falters as Partisan D.C. Stalemates
• Future Outlook in NY 7 Points Above Worried National Projection
• Strong Buying Plans: Housing Ties 5-Year High, Furniture Jumps by 28%
Summary Trends      Buying Plans      Gas and Food


September 30, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• New York Voters Support Casino Gaming Constitutional Amendment with the Language that Appears on the Ballot
• By a Small Majority, Voters Believe the Ballot Wording is Fair
• Cuomo Slips a Little with Voters; Has His Lowest Job Performance Rating
• Advice from New Yorkers to Spitzer: Don’t Run for Another Office in 2014

September 08, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• YNN / Siena College Albany Mayoral Primary Poll: 
Sheehan Extends Lead to 68-20 Percent Over Ellis

• Buffalo News / Channel 2-WGRZ / Siena College Buffalo Mayoral Primary Poll: 
Mayor Brown Continues 2-to-1 Lead Over Tolbert

• YNN / Democrat & Chronicle / WHAM-TV (Channel 13) / WXXI Public Broadcasting /
WDKX-FM / Siena College Rochester Mayoral Primary Poll: 
Richards Lead Over Warren Increases to 36 Points
Albany Crosstabs      Buffalo Crosstabs     Rochester Crosstabs


September 04, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Slips; Falls to 20 Month Low
• Future Outlook Down 10 Points from Fall 2012; Fewer Expect Better Days Coming
• All Buying Plans Soften; Gas and Food Worries on the Rise

Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

August 30, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Suozzi Holds Commanding 33-Point Lead over Haber in Democratic Primary
• Likely Voters Prefer Suozzi on all Issues by Wide Margins 
• Potential November Mangano vs. Suozzi Rematch a Dead Heat
• Voters Give High Marks to Education, Parks & Police; Failing Grades to Affordability, Jobs & Gov’t Responsiveness in Nassau

August 30, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• De Blasio Has Large Lead Heading into Final Days
• Thompson & Quinn Running Neck and Neck For 2nd Runoff Spot 
• Spitzer Leads Stringer by 15 Points in Political Comeback Attempt

August 20, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• YNN/Siena College Poll
• Syracuse Dem Primary: Miner 56%, Hogan 22%

August 17, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Democrat Chronicle, WHAM-TV (Channel 13), WXXI Public Broadcasting and WDKX-FM (103.9)/YNN/Siena College Poll
• Rochester Dem Primary:  Richards 55%, Warren 28%

August 17, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Buffalo News/Channel 2-WGRZ/Siena College Poll
• Buffalo Dem Primary:  Brown over Tolbert by 29 Points

August 12, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Two-thirds Say Spitzer/Weiner Attention is Embarrassing
• Cuomo Reverses Trend with Poll Bounce; Seen As Effective Governor
• NYers Strongly Favor Assembly Plan on Women’s Equality Act, Not Senate’s
• Majority of NYers Think Gov’s Moreland Commission Will Be Somewhat Effective


August 07, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• National Confidence Now 10 Points Higher than NY; Sentiment among Women, Upstaters & Young Fall Hardest
• Current Outlook Much Weaker in NY than Nation; Long-term Hopes Wilting From Summer Heat
• More than a Third of NY’ers Plan to Purchase Consumer Electronics in Next Six Months

Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

July 31, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Sheehan Has Large, Early 54 to 23% Lead over Ellis in Mayoral Democratic Primary
• Democratic Voters Think Sheehan Better on All Issues, Especially Economic Development, Jobs, Taxes & Waste Management
• Jennings Leaving Office with High Personal Marks from Voters Despite Low Grades to City on Infrastructure, Jobs, Schools and Gov’t Responsiveness

July 18, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Quinn Leads Pack Among Dems; Weiner in 2nd Place
• Majority of Voters – Including a Strong Majority of Democrats – 
Say Weiner & Spitzer Deserve Another Chance at Elected Office
• Majority ‘Satisfied’ with Mayoral Candidates; Split on Whether Any
Can Be ‘Larger than Life’ Personalities Like Many Past Mayors

July 17, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate is Back!! 
• NY’ers See Strong Overall Market, Opportunities for Buyers and Sellers

July 11, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Sentiment Rebounds all Areas Outside NYC 
• NYC, Highest Overall, Drops for Second Consecutive Quarter; 
Syracuse, Albany Cross Breakeven Point; Utica Shows Largest Gain
• Current Confidence Greater than Future; Buying Plans Strengthen 
Quarterly Trends     Buying Plans     Graphs

July 05, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Optimism Grows; 2nd Month in a Row – Index tops Breakeven
• Overall, Future, Current Indices all 23 to 27 Points Higher than this Time Five Years Ago 
• All Buying Plans Increase as 48% Say It’s a Good Time to Buy; Home Improvements, Furniture Highest in Six Years; Gas and Food Worries Lessen
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

June 17, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Majority of Voters Think Silver Should Step Down as Speaker
• Voters: Pass 10-Point Women’s Equality Act, Including Abortion Provisions; Strongly Favor Making NY Law Consistent with Roe v. Wade & Current Practice
• Cuomo Favorability/Job Performance Lowest Since He’s Been Governor

June 05, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Sentiment Climbs into Positive Territory; National Confidence Soars 
• Republicans, Upstate & Upper Income Biggest Gainers; Democrats Remain Most Optimistic
• Short Term Buying Plans Soften; Food & Gasoline Prices Less of a Concern as Summer Arrives

Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

May 21, 2013 - (Independent Research) College Study

May 20, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Half of Voters Agree with Gov: ‘NYS Govt. is Working Again’;
However, Two-Thirds Say State Government is Becoming
More Dysfunctional Every Day in Light of Corruption Scandals
• Passing Laws to Address Corruption Tops List for End of Session
• Are More Legislative Arrests Imminent? Nearly Nine in Ten Voters Say Yes

May 09, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• As Wall Street Soars, Consumer Sentiment Languishes
• All U.S. Markets up 15 to 18% from a Year Ago; Overall Consumer Index Virtually Unchanged
• Gas Price Drops Lesson Concern; Food Worries Rise
• Home Buying Plans Up; Signals Increased Economic Activity
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

April 24, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY:  Plurality say, “Give Sandy Victims $10K to Rebuild”, 48% to 33%
• NJ:  Split – 43% Prefer Tear Down
NY Crosstabs     NJ Crosstabs    Eagleton Blog

April 22, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 81% of Voters Say More Arrests of Legislators for Corruption Are Likely; About 1/3 Say Their Legislator Could Be Arrested
• Voters Split on Which Is More Important for Reducing Corruption in Legislature: Law Enforcement Reforms or Electoral Process Reforms
• Federal Prosecutors & AG Should Take Lead in Cleaning Up Corruption
• Overwhelming Support for Term Limits for Legislators; Support for Limiting Candidates to One Party Line & Full-Time Legislature with No Outside Jobs

April 17, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers’ View on Real Estate Strengthens over 1st Quarter 2013
• Longstanding Buyer Advantage Shrinking as Market Moves towards Win:Win

April 15, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• Tax Day: 46% Say Paid Too Much in Taxes, 57% Get Refund; Most Use it to Pay Bills, Save for Rainy Day
• NY’ers Give So-So Grade on Nation’s, Their Own Economic Report Card
• About 40% Don’t Think National Dem’s or Rep’s Have Good Plan for Economy, Social Security, Deficit or Healthcare

April 12, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Rank Yankees as Favorite Team; Giants 2nd, Mets 3rd
• 43% to 33%, NY Voters Support Legalizing Mixed Martial Arts
• Most Predict Successful Season for Jeter, Rivera; 56% Expect Yanks to Make Playoffs

April 10, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• 1st Quarter 2013; Confidence Down in Every Area
• Only NYC Remains Positive; Upstate Falls Furthest; Utica Weakest
• Future Outlook Erodes, 4 to 11 Points
• Buying Plans For Major Goods Weaken; Most Upstate Areas Below Historic Averages
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

April 03, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Sentiment Falls Nearly 3 Points in NY; Nation Up 1
• Index, Collective Financial Psyche Treads Water at ‘So-So’
• Gas Worries Rise 2nd Month in a Row; Food Concerns Remain High;
Some Pent up Demand for Big Ticket Items about to Blossom
Summary Trends     Buying Plans      Gas and Food

March 11, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo’s Favorability Rating – Still Two-to-One  Positive – Hits Lowest Level Since He’s Been Governor
• Support for New Gun Law Remains Strong; Majority Oppose Repeal of the Law; Voters Divided on Whether Law Was Rushed Through
• Voters: Increase Minimum Wage; Enact Public Campaign Financing and Gov’s Reproductive Health Act; Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot
Crosstabs    Charts

March 06, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in NY and Nation Despite Sequester Scare
• Bullish Democrats Up Sharply; Republicans Remain Pessimistic
• Negative Impact of Gas Prices Increases; Home Buying Poised for Active Spring
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

February 06, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Down for Second Month in a Row
• Dem’s, Women, Young & Low Income Fall; Upper Income only Group Showing Gain
• Food Price Concern Increases; Home Buying Plans Up as Spring Nears
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

February 04, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• NY and Southern Tier Voters Nearly Evenly Divided on Fracking; Opponents More Passionate than Supporters
• Cuomo’s Standing with Voters Slips a Little Overall, While Remaining Strong; More Dramatic Drop with Reps & Upstaters
• 2/3 Support New Gun Law; Majority: It Was Not Rushed Through

January 24, 2013 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers’ View on Real Estate Market Turns Positive for First Time in 3 Years
• All Regions, All Groups See Improvement in Housing Values, Market Condition
• Gap Between Buyers and Sellers Shrinks;  Moving towards Thriving Market

January 17, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Enters 3rd Year Still Riding High with Voters
• Many Cuomo State of State Proposals Have Very Strong Support
• Two-Thirds Say New York Minorities Experience Discrimination
• Assault Weapons Ban Strongly Supported; School Armed Guards Divides Voters
• Majority Say Shared Leadership Will Help State Senate Be More Effective

January 13, 2013 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Long Islanders Support Banning Semi-Automatic Guns by 67% to 31%
• Oppose Armed Guards, Arming Teachers in Schools
• Call for More Restrictive Gun Laws in New York

January 10, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Up in Every Region Across 4th Quarter of 2012
• All Areas Increase 10% to 28% Over a Year Ago
• Most Buying Plans Up; Cars, Computers, Furniture Strongest
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

January 03, 2013 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Sentiment Drops 2 Points to End 2012; Nation’s Score Plummets
• Confidence 10 Pts above a Year Ago; Future Outook Guardedly Optimistic as New Year Begins
• Gas Worries Down; Food Concerns Rise; All Buying Plans Drop
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food


December 07, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Despite Sandy, Fiscal Cliff, Consumer Sentiment Reaches 5 Year Peak
• Post Election:  Dems’ Confidence Soaring as NY Reps Have Dismal Outlook
• Buying Plans All Up Dramatically; Food, Gas Concerns Down Sharply
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

December 05, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Love Cuomo; Ready to Re-elect; Don’t Run for Pres.
• Voters OK with State Senators Switching Party Allegiance in Fight for Senate Control; Don’t Want to See the Governor Get Involved
• Hillary Clinton Viewed Favorably by 75%; Majority Say Run in 2016
• Upstate Fracking is Supported by Downstaters; Plurality of Upstaters Oppose

December 3, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters: Cuomo, Obama, Bloomberg, MTA & FEMA Do Good Job Dealing with Sandy; ConEd Mixed Review; LIPA Panned
• Two-thirds of Voters Say Recent Storms Demonstrate Climate Change
• Half of NYers Contribute to Storm Relief; One-quarter Volunteer Time

November 20, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Every Indicator Up; Holiday Spending Plans Increase in 2012
• 38% Say Retailers Should be Open on Thanksgiving; Nearly ¼ Plan Black Friday Shopping
• Volunteering, Belief in Santa Rise; 27% Worry about Putting on Pounds

November 09, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Nation’s Confidence Up Strongly; NY Flat This Month, but Positive
• Upstate, Rep’s Gain; Dem’s, Upper Income, Young, NYC & Men Lead Optimism Race
• Food Price Concerns Jump;  Buying Plans Up For Computers, Down Sharply for Homes
Summary Trends    Buying Plans     Gas and Food

November 04, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Collins v. Hochul Remains Neck and Neck in Final Days
• Close in August, Tied in October, Razor Thin Heading to Polls
• House Race Within 1 Point, Even as Romney Leads Obama by 13

November 03, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Buerkle v. Maffei – the Rematch:
  Dead Even in September – Dead Even in November
So Much Campaigning; So Much Money; So Little Movement
Obama Maintains Double Digit Lead Over Romney

November 02, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• In 43rd SD, ‘McDonald’ Seat, Republican Marchione Leads; McDonald (I) Finishes 2nd, Ahead of Democrat Andrews;
• 46th SD, New Open Seat, Shows Tight Race with Republican Amedore Holding 3-Point Lead Over Democrat Tkaczyk;
• In 55th SD, Open ‘Alesi’ Seat, Democrat O’Brien Turns Race Around & Now Holds 11-Point Lead Over Republican Hanna
SD 43 Crosstabs    SD 46 Crosstabs    SD 55 Crosstabs

November 01, 2012 - (Independent Research)

Majority See Economy Improving Nationally and in Massachusetts
Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In MASS, 47% “YES”, 42% “NO”
64% or More Worried about Gas, Food & Heating Costs
Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; Evenly Divided on Repealing Health Care Legislation

November 1, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Slaughter Regains Double Digit Lead Over Brooks
Viewed More Favorably, Slaughter Opens 10-Point Lead
Obama Continues to Run Strongly Ahead of Romney

November 1, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Grimm Expands Lead Over Murphy to 52-34 Percent
Opens Wider Lead with Independents; Doubles Lead on SI
Romney Reverses 4-Point Deficit & Now Leads Obama by 3 Points

November 1, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Owens & Doheny Locked in Near Dead Heat Race
Independents Shift: Big Owens Lead Evaporates; Doheny Favored by 2
Romney Leads Obama By 4 Points After Previously Trailing by 5 Points

October 30, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Gibson’s Lead Over Schreibman Down to 5 Points; Was 16
Schreibman Closes Independents’ Gap; Leads in Southern Part of District
Obama Doubles Lead Over Romney & Now Has 8-Point Edge

October 26, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Obama Poised to Carry New York; Comparable to’08
Gillibrand Appears Headed Toward Overwhelming Victory
Small Plurality of Voters Now Support Hydrofracking
Majority Wants Dems to Control State Senate; 63 Elections Determine Outcome

October 22, 2012 - (Independent Research)

Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In CT, 51% “NO”, 38% “YES”
71% or More Worried about Gas, Food & Heating Costs
49% Think Country’s Best Economic Days are Behind Us
Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; Evenly Divided on Repealing Health Care Legislation

October 19, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Hayworth Leads By 7 Points as Maloney Narrows Gap
Plurality of Voters View Hayworth Favorably, Maloney Unfavorably
Romney Still Has Small Lead; Little Movement Over Last Month

October 18, 2012 - (Independent Research)

NY’ers Attitude Towards Real Estate Market Continues to Improve, Approaches Breakeven Point
NYC Suburbs, LI Show Large Gain in Current Market & Prospects for Sellers
Advantage of Buyers over Sellers Shrinking

October 17, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

Murphy 46%, McMahon 44% - Senate Seat Up for Grabs
Obama Leads Romney by 15 in Nutmeg State

October 14, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Slaughter Lead Over Brooks Down to 5 Points – 49-44%
• Obama Continues to Have Double Digit Lead Over Romney

October 12, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In NY, 47% “NO”, 35% “YES”
• 40% Say Monthly Cash Flow, Savings, Worse than in 2008
• NY’ers Evenly Divided on Nation’s Economic Future
• Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; Oppose Repealing Health Care Legislation 43 to 40%

October 11, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Better Off Than 4 Years Ago? In PA, 42% “NO”, 36% “YES”
• 69% or More Worried about Gas, Food & Heating Costs
• 2nd Year in a Row – 60%Think Country’s Best Days are Behind
• Most Support Tax Increase on High Earners, More Domestic Energy; 48% to 36% Want Health Care Legislation Repealed

October 10, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Up 8% to 29% in Every Region Over Last Year
• NYC Strongest Overall; Binghamton, Mid-Hudson Show Large One-Year Increases
• Buying Plans Mixed; Consumers Approaching Historic Purchasing Patterns
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

October 09, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Casey Leads Smith 44% to 35%
• Pennsylvania, Another Swing State? Obama 43%, Romney 40%, Undecided 12%

October 08, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 15th SD, in Queens, Neck-and-Neck Race Between Democratic Senator Addabbo and Republican Ulrich;
• In 60th SD, Erie County, Republican Senator Grisanti Has 2-to-1 Lead Over Democrat Amodeo
SD 15 Crosstabs     SD 60 Crosstabs

October 07, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Collins v. Hochul: Tied at 47 Percent Each
• Tight Race in August Becomes Even Tighter in October
• Race Even Despite District Favoring Romney & Rep. Control of House
August 2012 Crosstabs     October 2012 Crosstabs

October 03, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Sentiment in NY Reaches Five Year High
• U.S. & NY Future Prospects Brighten;NY’ers See Improving Business & Personal Finances
• Dems’ Confidence Soars; Rep’s Low and Stagnant; Largest Gap Between Parties Ever
• Gas &Food Worries Persist;Buying Plans Up - Furniture, Cars; Return to Pre-Recession Rates
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

October 03, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 37th SD, Open Westchester Seat, is Neck-and-Neck As Democrat Latimer Is Up By 3 Points Over Cohen;
• In 55th SD, Open Monroe/Ontario Counties Seat, Republican Hanna Leading O’Brien By 8 Points
SD37 Crosstabs     SD55 Crosstabs

September 27, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Louise Leads Maggie by 10 Points (52-42%) in New 25th CD
• Voters Say Slaughter Better on Health, Ed., War; Close on Others
• Brooks Leads in Western Monroe, Slaughter Leads Big in Rochester
• Obama Leads Romney by 14 Points; Voters Side with President on Major Issues

September 25, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Grimm Has 48-38 Percent Lead Over Murphy
• Voters See Grimm As Better on Issues, Most by Double Digits
• Murphy Trails in Brooklyn & Staten Island; Catholics Give Huge Edge to Grimm
• Obama Over Romney by 4 Points; Voters Nearly Evenly Divided on Obamacare

September 21, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Gibson Has Early, Large 16-Point Lead Over Schreibman
• By Double Digit Margins, Voters Give Edge to Gibson on Issues
• Schreibman Within Two Points in Ulster/Dutchess; Trails Big in Rest of District
• Obama Over Romney By 4 Points; Voters with Dems on Most Issues, Not Obamacare

September 18, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Hayworth Has 13-Point Lead Over Maloney 7 Weeks Out
• Voters Give Edge to Hayworth as Better Representing Them on Issues
• No Gender Gap as Hayworth Leads in Every Region and with Independents
• Romney Up By 4 Points; Voters Lean to Obama on Taxes, Romney on Obamacare

September 13, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Buerkle v. Maffei Rematch as Tight as 2010 Election
• Maffei Leads 2-to-1 in Syracuse; Buerkle Up 12 Points in West & North
• Voters Lean Toward Maffei on Issues; Want Dems to Control the House
• Obama (Viewed Favorably) Tops Romney (Viewed Unfavorably) by 19 Points

September 13, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Bishop Leads Altschuler by 13 Points With 8 Weeks to Go
• Voters See Bishop as Better Representing them on Most Issues
• Bishop Leads By Comparable Margins in Brookhaven & East End Towns
• Romney & Obama, Each Viewed Unfavorably by 48%, Are Tied at 47%-47%

September 10, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Owens Has Early Double Digit Lead Over Doheny
• Despite Large GOP Plurality, Voters Prefer Democrat on All Issues
• Voters Side with Obama over Romney on Medicare, Tax Cuts for Wealthy, and Women’s Reproductive Health Issues; Closely Divided on Obamacare

September 05, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Hovers at Breakeven Point; Nation Up 2 Points, NY Down 1.5
• Republicans, Upstate, Women, Older NY’ers & Lower Income Drop
• National Index Up 11 Points, NY Up 16 From 08/2008; NY Dem’s Up 30, Rep’s Down 8
• Gas Worries Jump 4 Points, Food Concerns Remain High; Both Lower than in 2008
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

August 21, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Ryan Selection Offers No Help for Romney in New York
• Voters Support Implementing Obamacare; Eliminating Tax Cuts for Wealthy
• DEC’s Anticipated Fracking Decision Continues to Evenly Divide Voters
• Support Rises for Public Campaign Financing & Casino Constitutional Amendment

August 19, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 11 Weeks Out, Collins & Hochul Locked in Tight Race
• Jobs & Federal Budget Deficit Are Voters’ Two Biggest Issues
• Voters Favor Obamacare Repeal; Divided on Tax Cuts for Wealthy

August 06, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Confidence Up Slightly Led by Women, Upper Income & Democrats
• Empire State Future Outlook 10 Points Higher Than National; Current Trails U.S. by Nearly 8
• Home Improvement Plans Greatest since 3/10; Dem’s down, Rep’s Up on Gas Price Worry
Summary Trends      Buying Plans      Gas and Food

July 18, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Real Estate Tide is Turning; Overall Market Appraisal Best in 10 Quarters
• NYC Leads the Way; City Residents See Real Estate Moving Towards Win-Win
• Tough Time to Sell Continues but Buyer Advantage Shrinking

July 17, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Majority Want ‘Obamacare’ Implemented, Not Repealed
• Huge Partisan Difference on Health Care Between Republicans & Democrats; Few Voters Expect Law to Increase Health Care Access or Decrease Costs
• Cuomo Still Popular; Virtually Same Grade for Session this Year as Last
• Voters Divided on State Legislature, But Two-thirds View Congress Unfavorably

July 11, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• 2nd Quarter 2012: Confidence Continues to Climb in Albany, Buffalo, Mid-Hudson, Rochester; Falls in Utica, Syracuse and NYC
• All Areas Up from a Year Ago; Increases from 7% to 27%
• NYC, Albany, Rochester Most Optimistic; Utica, Binghamton Most Pessimistic
• Across All Regions, 2/3rds of Buying Plans Drop; Still 42% at or above Historic Average
Quarterly Trends   Buying Plans   Graph

July 05, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Falls Nationally, Dips in New York as Temperature Rises
• NY’ers More Optimistic than Nation about the Future; Less Satisfied Today
• Gas Price Worries Lowest since Fall ’10; Home Buying Intent Remains Strong
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

June 12, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Obama Widens Lead Over Romney to 24 Points
• Seen as Better on All Issues, Obama Scores High on Terrorism & Health Care
• Plurality of Voters Says U.S. Is Worse Off Today Than it Was 4 Years Ago
• Large Majority Says Election Provides Clear Choice Between 2 Visions of the Future

June 11, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Ratings Edge Up; Seen as Popular for Making State Govt. Work More Effectively, Addressing Average New Yorkers’ Concerns
• Strong Support for Minimum Wage Hike, Small Biz Tax Cuts & Medical Marijuana
• Gillibrand Stays Strong As Republicans Remain Unknown Heading to Primary
• Voters Split on Re-electing Incumbent State Senators; Majority Wants Dems in Control

June 04, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Confidence Up; Highest Since Summer of 2007
• Plans to Purchase Homes Reach Five Year Peak; Nearly 6% in Real Estate Market
• Gas and Food Worries Lighten; Pump Price Relief Buoys Consumer Current Mood
 Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

May 16, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Strong Majority Supports Legalizing Medical Marijuana
• NY’ers Evenly Split on Fracking; Rep’s in Favor, Dem’s Oppose
• Only 1/4 Tuned in to MMA Debate; Plurality in Support, 38% Need More Info
• Voters Divided on Criminalizing Synthetic Pot

May 14, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Minimum Wage Hike & Business Tax Cuts Strongly Supported
• Obama and Gillibrand Still Have Large Leads in their 2012 Races
• Cuomo Ratings Edge Down; Senate & Assembly Favorability Best in 3 Years
• Occupy Wall Street & Tea Party Both Viewed Unfavorably by Majority of Voters

May 03, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Overall Confidence Down Slightly; Republicans, NYC, Drop Sharply;
Current Outlook Fell as Gas Prices Rose
• Future Outlook Brightest among Dem’s; NYC, Young, Men and High Income Remain Hopeful
• Plans to Buy Cars and Homes Up Strongly; 2/3rds Worry about Gas and Food
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

April 18, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Consumer Appraisal of Market Up, Hits Two-Year High
• NY’ers Still Say, “Great Time to Buy”
• Improved Outlook Strongest in New York City

April 16, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Tax Day: 43% Say Paid Too Much in Taxes, 53% Get Refund; Most Use it to Pay Bills, Save for Rainy Day
• Majority: Increase Taxes on Wealthy Rather than Cuts across Board
• 30% Better Off than Last Year; 31% Went Backwards
• Social Security Worries Persist; 63% Afraid Retirement System will be Bankrupt by 2032 unless Something is Done

April 13, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Give Sanchez Slight Nod over Tebow as Jets QB
• Yankees Top Team; Jeter NY’s No. 1 Athlete; Giants and Eli Closing Gap
• Majority Oppose Mixed Martial Arts; 65% Believe Pettitte will Succeed

April 11, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Huge Gains: Consumer Confidence on the Upswing in all New York Regions
• NYC, Rochester Lead the Way; All Regions Highest since 2007
• Most Buying Plans Up; Home Improvements, Furniture Strongest;    
New Frugal Normal Giving Way to Old Normal Consumer Purchase Plans
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

April 10, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

  • Voters Prefer Split Supreme Court Health Care Decision
  • Romney Expands Commanding Lead Among NY Republicans
  • Cuomo Favorability Edges Up; Highest Job Performance Rating Ever
  • Plurality Say New Budget Good for NYers; On-Time Budget Very Important

April 04, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• New York Consumer Confidence Inches Upwards Despite Gas & Food Worries
• NYC, Dem’s, Young & Higher Income all Bullish; Upstate, Rep’s, Older & Lower Income Lag
• Rising Sentiment Tide Not Lifting Buying Plans; Spring Shopping a Fraction of Old Times
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

March 07, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Romney Leads Santorum by 15 Points Among NY Reps
• Obama Maintains Roughly Two-to-One Leads Over All Republicans
• Almost Two-Thirds of NYers Think America’s Best Days Are Still to Come
• Gillibrand, Gaining Momentum with Voters, Looking Stronger for Re-Election

March 05, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 50% Say New Teacher Evaluations Will Improve Public Ed. Quality;
By 2-to-1 Voters Say New Evaluation System is Fair to Teachers
• Cuomo’s Favorability & Job Performance Ratings Edge Down Slightly
• More Voters Say Cuomo Improved Ethics, State’s Fiscal Condition; More Voters Think He’s Made Education Quality Worse Rather than Better
• Support for Legalizing Casinos Slips; New Yorkers Now Evenly Divided


February 29, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• New York, U.S. Consumer Confidence Hold Steady at Breakeven Point
• Seniors, Upstaters, Men & Higher Income Inch Upwards;  The Young, Women & NYC Droop
• Buying Plans all Fall; Food Less a Hardship; Nearly 60% and Rising Worried about Gas
Summary Trends      Buying Plans       Gas and Food

February 06, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Pay Raises for Legislators or Governor Strongly Opposed
• Strong Support for Gov’s Pension and Teacher Evaluation Plans
• Cuomo Still Rides High with Voters; Say He’s Providing Leadership
• Obama’s Favorability Rating is Highest in 2 Years; Best ‘Re-Elect’ Ever
• Romney & Gingrich Running Neck-and-Neck Among NY Republicans

February 02, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Nearly Half County Residents Say Quality of Life for Most has Gotten Worse
• Jobs, Housing, Youth, Food all Significant Problem for Low Income
• As Needs Increase, Public and Professionals Call for More Programs as well as Greater Personal Responsibility

February 1, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Surges; All Groups of NY’ers, All Regions Up
• Major Breakthrough: Dems, Young, Higher Income, NYC and Men All Now More Optimistic than Pessimistic;
Women, Older NY’ers Close to Breakeven; Future Brightens for Low Income
• Intent to Buy Accelerates; Cars Highest Since ’07, Furniture, Remodeling Show Signs of Rally
Summary Trends    Buying Plans   Gas and Food

January 31, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• First Niagara Fifth Annual

  Survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders 

  Full Report

January 23, 2012 - (Independent Research)

• Most Expect Market to Hold Steady or Improve a Little in Year to Come
• Sentiment towards Current Real Estate Market Edges Lower; Hits 2-Year Low
• Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse Least Forlorn; Improvement Expected in Most Areas

January 16, 2012 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Still Honeymooning; Record High Job Performance
• Big Support for Campaign Finance Reform & Education Commission;
Mild Support for Casino Amendment & Buffalo Investment; Significant Opposition to New Convention Center at Aqueduct
• 51% Say Race Relations in NY are Excellent/Good; 47% Fair/Poor
• Majority of New Yorkers Think State is Headed on Right Track

January 10, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Rochester Tops Confidence Derby in 4th Quarter
• Future Confidence Up Everywhere except Syracuse; Despite Increases,
All Areas Remain More Pessimistic than Optimistic
• Buying Plans for Cars, Computers, Furniture Trending Upwards; Shopping Sprees for
All Items Most Likely in Rochester, Capital Region; Least Likely in Mid-Hudson, Syracuse
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

January 04, 2012 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• 2011 Ends With Consumer Confidence Rally; NY Up 5 Points; U.S. Up Nearly 6
• Despite Growing Optimism, Buyers Still Cautious; Major Purchase Plans Flat and Weak
• Gasoline Remains Hardship for 59%; Groceries a Worry for 71%
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food


December 15, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 49% Say ‘Country’s Best Economic Days Behind Us’
• Gas, Food, Heating Costs Hardship for Most; Still, 41% Add to Savings
• Since Fall of ’07: Cutting Back and Layoffs Norm for Many
• 68% See Government as More Problem Than Solution on Economic Issues

December 09, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Majority Say ‘Country’s Best Economic Days Behind Us’
• Gas, Food, Heating Costs Hardship for Most; Only about 1/3 Able to Save
• Since Fall of ’07: Cutting Back and Layoffs Norm for Many
• 66% See Government as More Problem Than Solution on Economic Issues

December 07, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

•Consumer Confidence Rallies as Economic News, Jobs, Spending Trend Higher
• Older NY’ers, Democrats Lead Uptick, Younger Residents Lag
• 56% See Gas Prices as Hardship, Lowest this Year
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

December 06, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Faith in the Economy Drops in PA; 60% Say ‘Best Days Behind Us’
• Gas, Food Costs, Increasing Concern; Savings Rate Down, Debt Up
• Since Fall of ’07: Cutting Back and Layoffs Norm for Many
• 78% See Government as More Problem Than Solution on Economic Issues

December 05, 2011 - (Independent Research)

 • Despite Tough Economic Year, NY Civic Health Stable
 • Participation in Civic Responsibilities and Duties Low like Volunteering and Voting Trail Nation
 • New Yorkers Highly Social and Informed; Engagement in Group Meetings and Community Participation Lacking
Full Report    New Yorkers Volunteer

November 22, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Plan Slight Increase in Holiday Spending
• 83% Intend to Pay Now Shun Credit
• Parties, Friends and Family, Charitable Giving Greet Season

November 15, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Obama, Ratings Up, Beats All Republicans by 25-37 Points
• Romney Leads Republican Field; Republicans Overwhelmingly See Romney
as Strongest Obama Opponent & Likely Nomination Winner
• By 2-to-1 Voters Do Not Believe OWS Represents 99% of Americans;
57% Say OWS Participants Should Be Allowed in Parks 24 Hours a Day
• One Year Out, Gillibrand Looking Strong in Seeking Re-election

November 07, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Collins and Poloncarz Dead Even Leading to Erie County Exec Race Vote

November 2, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

•Despite Recent Stock Market Gains Consumer Confidence Remains Weak
•NY Current Outlook at Lowest Point Since Depths of Recession in ‘08
•Food Prices – A Concern for Nearly Three Quarters of New Yorkers
Summary Trends  Buying Plans  Gas and Food

October 19, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Consumer Appraisal of Real Estate Market Hits 2-Year Low
• Most New Yorkers Now Anticipate Down Market to Persist through 2012
• Albany, Rochester, Buffalo, NYC Expect Rebound; Hard-hit LI, Mid-Hudson See None

October 18, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Occupy Wall Street Has the Attention of Most New Yorkers
• By Two-to-One, Voters Say Those Engaged in OWS Represent
the 99% Opposed to the Corruption of the 1%, Rather than
Out-of-work Young People with Potential to Cause Riots
• More Voters Would Opt to Join Occupy Wall Street over the Tea Party
• Obama Has Large Double Digit Leads over Perry, Romney, Cain

October 17, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Suspend PEF Layoffs & Return to Bargaining Table, 70% Tell Gov
• Nearly Three-Quarters of Voters Support a New York ‘Millionaire’s Tax’
• Cuomo Remains Popular with NYers as His Job Performance Inches Up
• Voters Favor Budget Cuts Rather than New Revenues to Close Budget Deficit

October 12, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Stock Market Roller Coaster Leaves Consumer Confidence Low and Flat
• NY Trails Nation’s Current Outlook, Exceeds Country’s Future View
• Gas and Food Slightly Less Hardship but Majority Say Year Ahead will Remain Lean
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

October 10, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Collins has Slim 3-Point Lead in Erie County Exec Race over Poloncarz

October 3, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Capital Region Only Area to Increase; Leaps from 7th to 2nd
• Future Confidence Down Everywhere; Utica, Binghamton Barely Surviving Economic Flood; NYC Tops But Sinking; Mid-Hudson Under Water
• Current Outlook Jumps in Albany; Steady LI and Syracuse; Drops all Other Regions
• Buying Plan Decreases Outnumber Increases 2 to 1
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

September 29, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Majority of NY’ers Support Casino Gambling Constitutional Amendment
• Bronx Bombers Top Team; Yankee Stadium Favorite Venue; Jeter Favorite Athlete
• 79% Say Yankees Will Likely Win Series; Phillies Top Threat
• Support for MMA Down; Opposition High to Paying College Athletes

September 27, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Favorability Inches Up; Job Performance Inches Down;
Gov Earns Big Kudos From Voters For Responding to Storms
• NYers Still Closely Divided on Hydrofracking; Trust Opponents More
• Sen. Gillibrand Potentially Vulnerable; Below 50% on Fav and Re-Elect

September 26, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Evenly Divided on Re-electing Obama or ‘Someone Else’ Yet He Continues 20-point Leads Over Perry & Romney
• Jury Out on Obama’s American Jobs Act; Nearly Half Want More Info
• Most NYers Are ‘Very’ Concerned About ‘Double-Dip’ Recession
• 47 Percent Think Obama was ‘Great Candidate’ but is ‘Poor President’

September 19, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Nearly Half of NY’ers Say Recent Storms Affected Their Area
• Only 28% Were Very Prepared; Nearly 2/3rds No More Ready Today
• Concern High For Terrorist Attack, Natural Disaster But 55% Say U.S. Safer Today than on 9/11

September 09, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Turner Holds 6-Point Lead over Weprin with 4 Days To Go
• Voters View Turner Favorably & Are Evenly Divided on Weprin;
• Say Turner’s Campaign is More Positive & Weprin’s is More Negative

September 07, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 64% Say Government More Problem than Solution on the Economy
• Small Majority think America’s Best Financial Days Behind Us
• Last Four Years:  56% Have Used Savings, 37% Behind in Bills,
  30% Lost Job or Laid Off, 30% Borrowed for Necessities; Less than Half had Week Vacation
• Support Infrastructure Development, Ending War, Balanced Fed Budget & Increased Taxes for Wealthy;
  Oppose Cuts to Entitlements; Divided on Health Care

August 31, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• National Confidence Frighteningly Low; NY’s Better But Lowest Since Feb '09
• Double Dip Debate: Sentiment Points to Recession, Buying Plans Say ‘No’
• Groceries a Hardship for 71%, Gas for 62%; Home Buying Plans Highest in Four Years
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

August 29, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 72% Say Cell Phones, Computers Have Made Life Better
• 92% Use Cell Phones; 86% Computers
• New Technologies Provide Information and Connections but Some Say Causes Anxiety and Used Too Much by Children
• Problems Include Talking/Texting while Driving, Internet Bullying, Pornography and Cyber Crime

August 16, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Obama Ratings Fall; Yet Leads All Republican Challengers
• Rudy Giuliani Leads Field for Nomination Among New York Republicans;
• Romney Seen as Strongest Challenger, Most Likely to Win Nomination
• Cuomo’s High Ratings Continue, with All Parties and in All Regions
• Three-quarters of New Yorkers Say Country Headed in ‘Wrong Direction’

August 10, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Weprin Leads Turner by 6 Points in Tight Special Election
• By 2-to-1 Voters Wanted Their Representative to Vote for Debt Ceiling Law
• Koch, Cuomo, Schumer Endorsements Have Impact; Newspapers Don’t

August 03, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Debt Ceiling Debate Results: U.S. Consumer Confidence Plummets; NY’s Falls
• Future Outlook Hits 2011 Low; Most Now Expect Prolonged Economic Troubles
• Weak Demand for Major Purchases Persist; Cars Hit 12 Month Low
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

July 23, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Special Newsday/Siena Nassau County Poll
• New York Islanders Coliseum Vote

July 20, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Faith in Real Estate Slips across NY This Quarter
• Biggest Loss of Confidence in NYC Suburbs; NYC Dips; Upstate Holding On
• Great Time to Buy, Selling Troubles Persist; NY’ers Still Believe in Better Tomorrow

July 14, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters: 2011 Legislative Session Moves NYS on Right Track;
  Strong Plurality Says Albany has Become Less Dysfunctional
• New Yorkers Evenly Divided on DEC’s Hydrofracking Recommendation
• Cuomo Ratings Inch Higher, as Huge Majority Call 2016 Presidential Speculation Premature;
  Small Majority Oppose ‘VP Cuomo’ in 2012

July 08, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Pessimism Continues Across All Empire State Areas
• Overall Confidence:  NYC Tops but Turvy; Utica, Binghamton in Deep Doldrums; Mid Hudson Rising; Long Island Sinking; Rochester, Syracuse Up but Weak; Albany, Buffalo Slipping
• Bleak Future Brightest in NYC, Mid-Hudson, Weakest in Buffalo, Utica, Binghamton
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

July 05, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Willingness to Spend Drops; Confidence Slips Among NY’ers
• Despite Drop in Gas Prices, 2/3rds Continue to Dread Filling Up
• No Movement on Plans to Buy Major Items; Soft, Reluctant Consumer Demand Persists
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

June 21, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Gen X’ers Worried about Retirement: Preparation Lags High Hopes
• Only 29% Have a Plan, Less than Half are Saving, Small 11% Very Confident will Retain Lifestyle in Golden Years
• 71% Agree, Social Security Could be Bankrupt in 2035

June 13, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Tax Cap & Ethics are Voters’ Top 2 Session Priorities – By Far
• If Not Passed, Supporters Blame Senate Reps More than Assembly Dems, Gov
• Cuomo Viewed Favorably by 2/3 of Voters; Job Performance Inches Up
• Voters Give Thumbs Down to State Legislature; Thumbs Up to Their Legislators
• Strong Support for Wine in Grocery Stores; Opposition to Ultimate Fighting
Registered Voter Crosstabs    NY Daily News / Siena Crosstabs

June 08, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• New Poll Of New Yorkers Finds Lingering Doubts
• About Official Explanation Of 9/11 Attacks,
• Including Third Tower's Collapse

June 08, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Up Slightly, Remains Weak; NY Lags Behind U.S.
• Drop in Gas Prices Relief to Some; 2/3’s Still Worried about Fuel, 72% about Food
• No Sign of Early Summer Spending as All Buying Plans Wither
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

May 21, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Hochul Leads Corwin, 42% to 38% among Likely Voters
• Hochul Viewed Most Favorably; Davis Candidacy Fades
• Medicare, Federal Budget Deficit, and Jobs, Top Issues as Voters Decide on Next Member of Congress

May 19, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Still Popular; Gets ‘Fair’ Grade on Improving NY Economy
• Property Tax Cap & Ethics Reform Still Dominate Voters’ Session Wish List
• View on Direction of NYS Falls; Significant Uptick on Direction of Country;
  Voters Optimistic about NY Economy Being Better One Year from Today
• Obama, Gillibrand Both Have Majorities Prepared to Re-elect them Next Year

May 02, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Down in NY; Consumer Recovery Stalls
• Gas and Food Prices Hardship for 72%
• Buying Plans Up for Cars, Highest Since June ’07; Homes, Remodeling Soft as Spring Blooms
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

April 29, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Corwin Leads Hochul & Davis in Tight Special Election
• Federal Budget Deficit & Jobs Are Voters’ Two Biggest Issues
• Voters: Repeal Health Care; Don’t Cut Social Security or Medicare

April 21, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• New Yorkers Sense Improving Real Estate Market
• Weak Market Making Slow Progress
• Faith in Long Term Solid; Downstate Predicts Recovery Sooner than Upstate

April 18, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• On Tax Day: 42% Say Paid Too Much in Taxes, 52% Get Refund; Most Use it to Pay Bills
• Two-Thirds Agree, Social Security Could be Bankrupt in 2035
• Less than 50% Actively Saving for Retirement; Only 20% Say Income Greater than Expenses Last Year
• Retirees Count on Social Security, Fear Younger Generation will have Worse Quality of Life in Golden Years

April 11, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo is Budget Winner Say Voters, as His Ratings Go Higher;
• After Budget, Voters Feel Better About Legislature, Not its Leaders
• Property Tax Cap & Ethics Reform Top Voters’ End-of-Session List;
• Also Strong Support for Expansion of Rent Regulations, Larger Contribution by Public Employees for Benefits; Independent Redistricting Commission
• Voters: Cuomo Fair to Unions; Keep Triborough Amendment, Not Taylor Law

April 06, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NYC and Long Island Pull Away from Pack; Downstate Gaining Strength, Upstate Stagnant
• Current Outlook Drops across Upstate; Increases Downstate; Future Brightens for NYC, Remains Gloomy Upstate
• Buying Plans Generally Down; Greatest Uptick in Major Home Improvements
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

March 30, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Confidence Weak but Steady; NY Equal to Nation Overall, Tops U.S. on Future, Trails Nation on Current
• Concern Over Gas and Food Up Again; 65% Worried about Fuel, 70% about Groceries
• Buying Plans Droop for Cars, Computers, Furniture and Home Improvements
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

March 28, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• If Budget Is Late, Voters Want Gov. Budget Over State Shutdown
• Voters Continue to Like, Trust Cuomo Far More than Legislature
• Millionaires Tax and LIFO Reform Strongly Supported; Voters Support More $ for Education, Property Tax Cap & Rent Regulations in Budget
• Ethics Can Wait Till After Budget; Only 55% Say Most Legislators Are “Honest”

March 15, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Jeter Top Choice – Favorite NY Athlete of All Time; Ruth Second
• Yankees Top Team; 30% Say Bombers #1, 56% Root for Pinstripes;
• Giants, Jets, Mets and Knicks Round out Top Five NY Teams
• NY’ers Side with NFL Players against Owners, Want Instant Replay in Baseball, Divided on Making Mixed Martial Arts Legal
• 59% Call Themselves “Sports Fan”; 19% Fanatic, 28% Couldn’t Care Less

March 09, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Volatile February Torpedoes Confidence; Overall, Current & Future All Sink
• Gas Price Concern Highest Since Fall of 2008; Up for 5th Consecutive Month as Prices Soar
• Pent Up Demand Keeps Buying Plans Elevated – For Now - for Furniture, Cars & Home Improvements
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

March 08, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• 41% of NY’ers – Quality of Life has Gotten Worse
• 30% Expect Better next 10 Years; 35% Expect More Decline
• See Significant Improvement in Technology, Environmental Issues & Tolerance,
Less So in Transportation, Health Care, Economic Opportunity and Affordability
• Majority Predict Gains in Most Areas; Not in Taking Care of Poor,
Providing High Quality Education or Controlling Taxes

February 14, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Ratings at All-time High & 72% Support His Budget
• Voters Oppose Education Cuts; Divided on Whether Students will Suffer
• Strong Support for Continuing Income Tax Surcharge on Wealthy
• Plurality of Voters, 47%, Say State is on ‘Right Track’ for 1st Time Since 2007

February 10, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• First Niagara
  Fourth Annual Survey of
  Upstate New York Business Leaders
Full Report

February 04, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Confidence Soars:  Consumer Sentiment Highest Since Summer '07
• NY’ers Far More Optimistic about Future than National Rate; Every Demographic Group Up; NYC Leads the Way, Upstate Rebounds
• Intent to Buy Cars, Furniture Hit 3 ½ Year Highs; Gas Pump Price Worry Creeps Upwards
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

January 19, 2011 - (Independent Research)

• Consumers Remain Bearish on Current Market; Recovery Expected Sooner Downstate
• Great Time to Buy Today; Won’t Last Forever, NY’ers Say
• Underlying Confidence in Real Estate Strong; All Future Numbers Positive

January 18, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Overwhelmingly Support Many Cuomo Proposals
• 80% + Support: Budget with no Taxes; Budget Growth Less than Inflation; Full Disclosure of Legislature Income; Property Tax Cap
• NY More Business Friendly in ‘11 Likely to Happen, 2/3 of Voters Say
• Majority: Continue Income Tax Increase on Wealthy, Despite Cuomo Argument

January 17, 2011 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Favorability Hits 70% after State of State Address
• Gov Overwhelmingly More Trusted than ‘Unfavorable’ Legislature
• President Obama’s Favorability Sees Uptick to Highest Level Since Feb.
• Most Think Race Relations in NYS are Good – Majority of Black New Yorkers Do Not;
• Voter Reaction to Tucson Shooting Mixed

January 13, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Rallies Across 4th Quarter; Big Gains in Western NY, Albany Stagnant
• Future Brightest in NYC & Long Island; Current Confidence Jumps in Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester
• Buying Plans Trending Up; Buffalo Sees Biggest Increases; Demand Up for Computer, Furniture
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

January 05, 2011 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• 2010: Year of Steady Consumer Worry Ends with Flat NY Trailing National Confidence
• Cautious, Concerned Consumers Willing to Spend Carefully
• Rising Prices Lead to Two Year High in Gas Price Concern
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food


December 13, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Want Cuomo to Focus on New York’s Economy & Budget
• Santa Should Give Cuomo Revitalized Economy & Balanced Budget
• Raises for State Judges? No.  Raises for State Legislators? No, No, No!
• Strong Support for Millionaire’s Tax; Strong Opposition to Health, Education Cuts
• Currently, Even ‘Blue’ New York State is Not Prepared to Re-elect Obama

December 08, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• New York Trails Nation in Two of Five Civic Health Areas
• Participation in Civic Responsibilities and Duties Low
• New Yorkers Highly Social and Informed;
• Engagement in Group Meetings and Community Participation Lacking
Full Report

December 06, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Third Month in a Row; Consumer Confidence Up, Another Baby Step
• NY Trails Nation on Overall and Current; NY Tops Nation on Future Outlook
• Rising Gas Prices Spike Concern; Long Term Buying Plans Flat
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

November 23, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• 57% Plan Same Spending This Year; Only 4% Increasing Holiday Budget
• Two-thirds to Spend Under $600; 23% Budget $1000 or More
• 3/4’s Have Christmas Tree; Artificials Top Real; 30% Believe in Santa

November 19, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Majority Believe Personal Finances to Improve in Coming Year
• 49% Expect General Economy to Rebound
• Gas, Food and Heating Costs Remain Immediate Worry
• 32% Get Second Job; Nearly One in Four Lost Job, Hours Cut, Have Seen Foreclosure
• Support Balanced Fed Budget & Ending Tax Cuts for Wealthy; Divided on Health Care

November 17, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Majority Believe Economy and Personal Finances to Improve in Coming Year
• Gas, Food and Heating Costs Remain Immediate Worry
• 25% Get Second Job; One in Five Lost Job, Hours Cut, Have Seen Foreclosure
• Support Balanced Fed Budget; Divided on Retaining Tax Cuts, Health Care Reform

November 15, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Will Cuomo Succeed on Major Issues? Voters More Optimistic Than Not
• Creating New Jobs Is Most Important Issue for Voters; Budget is Second
• Majority Want Reps & Dems to Jointly Share Power Running State Senate
• Cancel White House Speculation, Focus on NY, Voters Tell Governor-Elect

November 08, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Current, Future, Overall - Consumer Confidence Up in NY This Month
• National Confidence Slides, NY Trails Nation on Current, Stronger on Future
• Buying Plans All UP from Weak Recent Numbers; Gas Price Concerns Jump
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

October 31, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Nears Election Day with Big 25-Point Lead over Paladino
• Wilson Closes Gap vs. DiNapoli; Race for Comptroller is Now Dead Even
• Race for AG Between Schneiderman & Donovan Tightens & is Now Tied
• Schumer & Gillibrand Cruise into Closing Days of Campaign with Large Leads

October 30, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Zeldin Builds Large 16-Point Lead over Foley in 3rd SD
• Ball Opens 5-Point Lead on Kaplowitz in Open 40th SD
• Ritchie Has Slim 4-Point Edge over Aubertine in 48th SD
• Kennedy Now Takes 6-Point Lead over Quinn in 58th SD
3rd SD Crosstabs   40th SD Crosstabs   48th SD Crosstabs   58th SD Crosstabs

October 28, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Close Race Between Owens & Doheny Tightens Up More
• Hoffman at 15 Percent is a ‘Wild Card’ as He Remains on Ballot

October 27, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Arcuri Continues to Lead Hanna; Race Gets Tighter
• Eight-Point Lead Six Weeks Ago for Arcuri is Now Just a Five-Point Lead
• Candidates Are More Well Known Now; Little Else in Race has Changed

October 27, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Hall & Hayworth In Virtual Dead Heat Heading into Final Week
• Hall Picks Up 4 Points as Undecided Independents Move His Way

October 26, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Gibson Takes 9-Point Lead over Murphy into Final Week
• Murphy Trails among Independents, After Having an Early 2:1 Lead
• Voters Have Favorable View of Gibson; Divided About Murphy

October 20, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Extends Lead over Paladino to 37 Points with Likely Voters
• More than Two-Thirds of Voters View Paladino Unfavorably; Republicans Split
• Schneiderman Leads Donovan in Race for Attorney General, but It’s Close
• DiNapoli Still Has Big Lead in Comptroller’s Race; Wilson Closes to 17 Points

October 20, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Current Real Estate Sentiment Plummets; NY’ers See Only Slight Rally Next Year
• Every Region, Consumers Believe: Current Market Condition and Values Down,
• Quick Rebound Less Likely than Last Quarter, Seller Woes and Buying Opportunities to Persist
NYSAR Comment

October 17, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Dan Maffei Has 12-Point Lead over Ann Marie Buerkle
• Maffei Rated as Better than Buerkle by Voters On All Issues
• Voters Split on Health Care Law; Support Eliminating Tax Cuts for Wealthy

October 13, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Owens Has 5-Point Lead over Doheny – Even with Hoffman Out
• Voters: Owens Stronger on Most Issues; Doheny Beats Owens on Deficit
• Hoffman on Ballot is a Wildcard as Owens Falls Short of 50% Mark

October 13, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Nan Hayworth & John Hall Are Running Neck-and-Neck
• Voters Rate Hayworth as Stronger than Hall on Fiscal Issues
• Support for Repealing Health Care Law & Keeping Tax Cuts for Wealthy

October 13, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Bishop Holds Double Digit Lead over Altschuler
• Voters See Bishop as Stronger On All Issues
• Support for Repeal of Health Care Law; Divided on Bush Tax Cuts

October 11, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Current Confidence down in Every Region of State; Consumers Continue to Cringe
• Future Outlook Up in Binghamton, Buffalo, LI, Mid-Hudson and Albany; Still Long Way to Optimism
• Short Term Buying Plans Show Little Hope for Holiday Surge
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

October 06, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Dreary Statewide Consumer Outlook Unchanged 
• Despite Flat Line Confidence Curve, Buying Plans Up for Homes, Cars, Furniture & Computers
• Pressure at Gas Pump and Grocery Line Ease for New Yorkers
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

October 05, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Has Commanding Lead over Paladino Among Likely Voters
• About 60% Say Paladino is ‘Loose Cannon’ & Have Unfavorable View of Him
• Voters: Paladino Equal to Cuomo on Taxes; Cuomo Better on All Other Issues
• By Better than 3:1, Cuomo Campaign More Positive; Paladino Campaign More Negative

October 04, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 58th SD, Currently Held by Democrats, is Neck-and-Neck
• 40th SD, Currently Held by Republicans is Virtually Even 
• Republican Incumbent Alesi Has a Wide Lead in 55th SD
• Dem Incumbent Valesky Leads by 10 Points in 49th SD
40th SD Crosstabs    49th SD Crosstabs    55th SD Crosstabs 
58th SD Crosstabs

September 28, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Four Key Races Will Help Decide Control of Senate In ’11
• Two Incumbent Republican Senators Have Big Leads
• (11th SD in Queens and 44th SD in Capital Region)
• Two Incumbent Democrats in Neck-and-Neck Races
• (3rd SD in Suffolk and 48th SD in North Country)
3rd SD Crosstabs    11th SD Crosstabs    44th SD Crosstabs      48th SD Crosstabs

September 23, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Continues Better than 2-to-1 Lead Over Paladino
• Voters See Cuomo – with Experience & Know-How – as Better on All Issues
• Voters Divided on Paladino Being ‘Loose Cannon’ & Having Right Experience
• Schumer, Gillibrand, DiNapoli Lead Big; Schneiderman Leads Donovan by 13 Points

September 21, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Reed Has Early 44%-30% Lead over Zeller; 26% Undecided
• Voters Favor Reed on Issues; Neither Campaign Has Reached Many Voters
• Voters Closely Divided on Health Care, Stimulus, Tax Cuts for Wealthy

September 20, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Arcuri Leads Hanna 48% to 40% in Tight Rematch of ’08 Race
• Voters Give Arcuri Edge on 4 Issues & Hanna Has Edge on 1 Issue
• Support for Obama Stimulus Plan & Eliminating Tax Cuts for Wealthy

September 17, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Scott Murphy Has Early 17-Point Lead Over Chris Gibson
• Voters Rate Murphy Stronger on 6 Issues & Representing District in DC
• Support for Obama Stimulus Plan & Eliminating Tax Cuts for Wealthy

September 11, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Lazio & Paladino: Too Close To Call
• Lazio Enjoys Big Downstate Lead; Paladino Way Ahead Upstate
• Schneiderman, Rice Lead AG Pack; Coffey in 3rd; 29% Undecided
• Races for Both Republican Senate Nominations Remain Wide Open
• Kirsten Gillibrand has Commanding 5-to-1 Lead Over Gail Goode
Democrat Crosstabs     Republican Crosstabs

September 02, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Statewide Consumer Non-Confidence Persists; No Signs of Recovery
• Republicans Hit Record Low in Future Confidence; Most See Continuing Bad Times Ahead
• Buying Plans: Cars & Trucks at all-time Low; Home Buying Remains in Basement
Summary Trends    Buying Plans     Gas and Food     

August 18, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Holds Wide Lead over Reps; Rated Better on 7 Issues
• More Voters Following NYC Mosque Issue Closely; Opposition Still Strong; However, Voters Strongly See Constitutional Right for Mosque to be Built
• Gillibrand Extends Lead over Potential Opponents; DiNapoli Maintains Lead
• One-Third of Voters Give Their Legislators an ‘A’ or ‘B’; Only ¼ Grade them ‘D’ or ‘F’

August 05, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• 61% Oppose Muslim Cultural Center; But, Majority Willing to Listen
• Small Majority Support Arizona Style Immigration Law for NY
• NY’ers say Illegal Immigration a Problem; Call for Enhanced Border Security, Temp Worker Plan and Tough, Fair Path to Legalization

August 04, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Plummets Nationally; NY Steady, but Lower than U.S.
• Majority of NY’ers Predict Five Tough Years; Dems, NYC and the Young Slightly More Upbeat, Upstate Outlook Dismal
• Home Buying Plans at Record Low; Gas Price Worries Up, Food Cost Concerns Lessen
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

July 20, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Overall Real Estate Sentiment Mixed:  Difficult Today Yields to Hopeful Tomorrow
• Consumers Say, “Now is a Great Time to Buy but Tough Time to Sell”
• Every Region Negative Current View of Real Estate Market but See Positive Future
Press Conference Video

July 15, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Give Legislature “F” on Budget; Gov Fares Better, Not Great
• Half of Voters Support Member Item Vetoes; 58% Oppose Education Veto
• Cuomo, Schumer, Gillibrand, DiNapoli Maintain Leads Over Republicans
• State Headed in Wrong Direction; Only ¼ Say Fiscal Conditions Will Improve In a Year

July 14, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Overall Confidence Seesaws across State as Current Outlook Climbs while Future Drops
• Current Confidence Moves towards Breakeven Point in Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and Albany;
  But, Only NYC Predicts OK Future, Others Down in LI to Dismal in Binghamton
• Buying Plans Trending Up Slightly; Plurality say, “Good time to buy, if you have the cash”
• Quarterly Trends Buying Plans Graph
 Quarterly Trends     Buying Plans     Graph

July 07, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Confidence Sinks; Overall and Future Lowest since Spring '09
• Older NY’ers, NYC and Men Drop Most in June; Upstate and Republicans See Bleak Future
• All Buying Plans Fall; Little Consumer Spending in Sight; Gas Price Relief Small Lifeline
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

July 1, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Rushmore Plus One; FDR joins Mountainside Figures Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln as Top Presidents
• TR Leads with Right Stuff; Lincoln on Ability; FDR Accomplished Most
• Obama Enters at 15th; High on Imagination, Communication and Intelligence; Weak on Background;
• G.W. Bush falls from 23nd in 2002 to 39th Today
• Worst Ever: A. Johnson, Buchanan, Harding, Pierce and G.W. Bush

June 14, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo’s Favorability Rating & Lead Over Republicans Slip a Little
• Independent Voters Move Toward Reps; No Dem Wins Majority of Independents
• Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Governor’s State Worker Layoff Plan;
• Support Remains Strong for Constitutional Convention
• Majority of Voters Prefers ‘Someone Else’ Rather than Re-electing Current State Senator

June 11, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY State Consumer Confidence Crawling Upwards
• Current Outlook Climbing Across All Groups While Future Forecast Lags: Current Up 5 Future Down 3 over last Year
• Highest Intent to Purchase Since Aug ’08 for Homes, April ’07 Computers, Oct ’07 Cars
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food

May 26, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers Overwhelmingly Support Mortgage Interest Deduction; Call for Cap on Property Tax Increases
• 84% Say Home Ownership Major Part of Achieving American Dream
• 1/3 Believe Home Value Down, But 69% Expect Appreciation on the Way; 81% Call Home Ownership a “Comfort”; 97% of Owners Satisfied Overall
• Biggest Worries: Property Taxes for Owners; Qualifying and Down Payments for Buyers

May 24, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Candidate Cuomo Maintains Huge Lead on Eve of Conventions
• Lazio Leads Republicans for Gov; No Frontrunner for either Senate Nomination
• Gillibrand Picks Up Support & Enjoys Her Highest Favorable Rating Ever; Schumer Has Huge Leads Over All Potential, Largely Unknown, Opponents;
• AG Race Wide Open Among Barely Known Candidates; Rice Has Early Dem Lead
• Voters Divided on Gov’s Furlough Plan; Blame for Late Budget Shared Among All

May 07, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Melancholy Little Changed; NY Sentiment Up 1.3 Points, Nation Down 1.4
• Democrats Expect Far Better Economic Future than do Republicans
• No Buying Surge Planned; Now 3 Years Since Retailer Good Times
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas and Food

April 19, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters: Cuomo Is Not-too-Aggressive & Part of the Solution
• Battle for Rep. Gov. Nomination Wide Open; Cuomo Leads All 3 Big
• Voters Overwhelmingly Believe State Government Is Fixable with Right People;
• ‘No’ to Withholding State Worker Pay Hikes; ‘Yes’ to Taxing Big Earner Bonuses;
• 1 in 5 Support the Tea Party Movement, While 1 in 4 Oppose It
• At 2:1 Unfavorable, Voters Tell Eliot ‘Please Don’t Run’ – At Least Not Now

April 16, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Overall Confidence Inching Upward in Six of Nine Regions; Mid-Hudson, Utica Lag
• Future Outlook Brightens in NYC; All Others Remained Braced for Difficult Economic Times Ahead
• By 3 to 2, Buying Plans Up; Binghamton, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse Expect Spring Spending
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

April 12, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• 68% of NY’ers are Sports Fans; 16% Live, Eat and Breathe Sports
• Yankees are #1; Mets and Football Giants Next Choices
• Majority Love to Go, But Costs and Hassles Keeping Spectators on the Couch
• 83% Physically Active; Playing Sports, Walking, Running and the Gym Top Picks

April 07, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Weak Consumer Confidence Unchanged in NY and the Nation; State Trails U.S.
• Tough Current Economic Outlook Holding Steady for Most, Rep’s More Upbeat,
• Future Holds Little Promise across Board, Dem’s Most Optimistic, Upstaters Dismal
• Buying Plans Bounce Back for Furniture and Home Improvements; Homes Plummet
Summary Trends     Buying Plans     Gas and Food


March 22, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Cuomo Holds Big Lead; Voters Split on When He Needs to Declare
• Lazio Starts Fight for Republican Nomination with Huge Lead over Levy
• Do Voters Believe Paterson? Sometimes. 1/3 Believe Little or None of what He Says
• Small Majority Supports Legalizing Medical Marijuana in New York;
• Voters Oppose Budget Borrowing and Strongly Oppose Closing Parks;
• Support Remains for Wine in Grocery Stores; Opposition to Soda Tax Increases

March 12, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Peralta Has Huge Lead Heading Into Election Day
• Voters Aware of Monserrate Issues; View Him 2-to-1 Unfavorably
• Peralta Leads in Every Part of District and With Every Demographic
• 13th S.D. Voters Are Evenly Divided on the Issue of Same Sex Marriage

March 08, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Majority of Voters Say Paterson Need Not Resign
• 71% Do Not Want Him Impeached If He Doesn’t Resign
• Confidence in Popular Attorney General to Conduct Fair Investigation
• 54% of Voters Are Now “Embarrassed” to Call Themselves New Yorkers

March 03, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Drops; Weary Consumers Wary of Economy:  Slow to Spend
• Majority of NY’ers Predict Bad Business Conditions for 2010 and Beyond
• Home Buying Looks to Rebound, Cars Down; Gas Prices Pinching Again
Summary Trends   Buying Plans   Gas and Food

February 22, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Gov’s Ratings Slip; Trails Lazio by 7 Points & Cuomo by 42 Points
• Voters Think State Senate was Right to Remove Monserrate from Office
• Gillibrand Keeps Big Lead Over Ford; Trails Pataki; Beats Blakeman, Zuckerman
• Voters Support Wine in Grocery Stores; Oppose Soda Tax; A Majority of Voters
• Oppose Budget Cuts to Health Care or Education, Even if it Means Higher Taxes

February 03, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Continues to Climb but Job Worries and Cash Problems Persist
• Current Sentiment Highest in Two Years; NY’ers Say “Good Time to Buy, If You Can”
• NYC, Dem’s, Young and Women See Brightening Future; Upstaters Most Wary
Summary Trends   Buying Plans   Gas and Food

January 26, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• 46% of Penn CEO’s Expect Better 2010; Only ¼ See Dark Clouds
• More Predict Increasing Profits than Declines;  21% Plan to Hire
• Cautious Business Leaders Still Challenged by Economy and Gov Regulation
Full Report       Charts

January 20, 2010 - (Independent Research)

• Upstate NY CEO Confidence Up Dramatically From Dismal Point Last Year
• After Tough ’09, One Third Predict Better Year in ‘10
• Expect Increasing Revenues, Profits But Reluctant to Buy or Hire
• Challenged by Health Care and Burdened by Gov Regulation, Taxes and Bad Economy
Full Report         Charts

January 18, 2010 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Like Paterson Proposals; Still Do Not Support his Election;
• Loses Bad to Cuomo with Dems & Runs Even with Lazio & Collins
• Gillibrand Has Sizeable Lead Over Ford Among Dems; Both Trail Pataki
• 67% Call Legislature ‘Dysfunctional’ & Both Houses Viewed 2-to-1 Unfavorably

January 13, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence in All Areas:  Up from a Year Ago
• This Quarter:  Utica Up, NYC and Rochester Fall, Albany, Mid-Hudson, Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Long Island Flat
• Computers – Up in Every Area - Lead Otherwise Soft Buying Plans
Quarterly Trends   Buying Plans   Graph

January 6, 2010 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Consumer Confidence Stagnates This Month as National Current Rate Rises
• Compared to Last Year: More Expect Better Year Personally, Fewer See Statewide Bad Times
• Computer Buying Plans on the Rise; All Buying Plans up from a Year Ago
Summary Trends   Buying Plans   Gas and Food


December 21, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Majority Expect Economy, Personal Situation to Improve Next Year
Energy, Gas and Food Still Drain Wallets
Layoffs, Cut Hours Strap Worried and Cash Tight Consumers
Most Cut Impulse Buys, Fun, Big Purchases, and Monitor Energy to Get by

December 15, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

2/3 of Voters Want to Change System of How Part-Time Legislators Earn & Report Outside Income, But No Consensus on How
Plurality of Voters Disappointed Senate Rejected Same Sex Marriage Bill
Gillibrand Leads Dem Field; Trails Giuliani, Leads Pataki & ‘Unknown’ Rep

December 14, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

Paterson Favorability & Job Ratings Inch Up; Remain Very Low
Who’s Doing Best Job to Solve Budget Problem? None of Them
Majority Support Legislature Not Cutting Education & Health Care to Close Deficit This Year; Plurality Favor Taxes Over Cuts for Next Year’s Deficit

December 9, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Majority in Capital Region “Overall Quality of Life Worse for Most People”
Only 17% Satisfied with Own Contribution; 89% Agree Community Needs Everyone’s Help
Top Problems:  Utilities, Jobs, Health Care, Housing, Groceries, Substance Abuse
Over 50% Call for More Programs for Jobs, Food, Shelter, Temporary Assistance

December 4, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• No Consumer Recovery Yet; Willingness to Spend, Today, Tomorrow Sags
• Strongest Weak Economy Downstate; Upstate Coping But No More Optimistic than Last Year
• Computer Buying Plans Hit Two-Year High
• Concern over Gas/Food Prices Increases as Winter Arrives
Summary Trends   Buying Plans   Gas and Food

November 24, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Annual Statewide Poll of Holiday Spending Plans
Overall Holiday Spending Plans Unchanged from Last Year
Tough Economy Promotes Time with Friends and Family, Not Spending
Most Still Say “I’m more Santa than Scrooge”: Merry Christmas is Preferred Greeting

November 16, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

Paterson Trails Cuomo, Giuliani & Lazio Heading into 2010
Giuliani, Pataki Strongest Reps; Cuomo, Schumer Strongest Dems
Comptroller, AG (without Cuomo), Junior Senator Closest Races 1 Year Out

November 11, 2009 - (Independent Research)

Special State of Pennsylvania Survey: The Economy and Personal Finances
53% Say “Country’s Best Economic Days behind Us”
Energy, Gas and Food Drain Wallets; Majority Still Hopeful of Better Tomorrow
Layoffs, Cut Hours Strap Worried and Cash Tight Consumers
Most Cut Impulse Buys, Fun, Big Purchases, and Monitor Energy to Get by

November 2, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

Hoffman Leads Owens 41-36%; Undecided up to 18%
Hoffman Leads in South; Owens Leads in East; Tied in West
Favorability Ratings: Hoffman Up; Owens Slips; Biden Good with Dems

October 31, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

Race is Too Close to Call Between Owens & Hoffman
Scozzafava Campaign Appears to Collapse as She Falls Way Behind
Owens Holds 2/3 of Democrats; Hoffman Has Support from 50 Percent of Republicans and Plurality of Independent Voters
Scozzafava Strongly Unfavorable; Hoffman & Owens Slightly Favorable

October 20, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

Voters Keep Gov. Paterson’s Ratings Near Record Lows
Giuliani Widens Lead Over Gov & Gillibrand; Closes Gap on Cuomo
Legislature Blamed Most for Deficit & Held Most Responsible for Solving It

October 30, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spano Leads Astorino 48 to 41 in County Exec Race
• Voters Support Re-Licensing Indian Point, Owning Playland and Decision to Settle Federal Lawsuit
• DiFiore up by 31 Points in Race for District Attorney


October 15, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Owens Leads Scozzafava by 4 & Hoffman by 10 Points
• Owens Leads with Dems; Scozzafava with Reps; Hoffman with Independents; Each Leads in One Region of the District
• Scozzafava Commercials Turn Off Far More Voters than They Turn On

October 07, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence More Up than Down; NYC Future Outlook Tops
• Jobless Recovery with Little Spending Spreads across NY; Utica, Binghamton Slowest to Rebound
• At Least It’s not ’08; Index up 12% but Buying Plans Flat
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

October 01, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Scozzafava Has Early 7-Point Lead in Tight 3-Way Race
• Voters Closely Divided Between Owens & Scozzafava on Issues
• Owens Strongest in South; Scozzafava Strongest in West

September 29, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• National Confidence Surges towards “Not Bad”; New York Lags Behind
• Downstate Sees Brightening Future, Upstate Remains Pessimistic
• Buying Plans Flat; Most Consumers Reluctant to Spend
• Concern over Gas/Food Prices Stable but High
Summary Trends   Buying Plans   Gas and Food

September 22, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

Voters: Governor is Well Intentioned, but Ineffective and His Handling of State’s Fiscal Situation is Off the Mark
• Voters Prefer Rudy Not Run for Governor or Senate in 2010
• Jobs, Reform, Taxes are Top Issues Voters See in Campaign for Gov.


September 21, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• More Voters Support President’s Health Care Plan than Oppose It; 43% Still Want More Info Before Deciding
• Providing Quality Health Care to All Americans is a Moral Issue
• 70% Believe Current Health Care Costs Could Bankrupt the Economy
• NY’ers Divided on Plan’s Affordability and Government’s Role

September 11, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Jennings Has 21 Point Lead over Ellis Heading Into Final Weekend of Mayoral Democratic Primary
• On Most Issues, Voters Think Jennings Will Do a Better Job
• Property Taxes & Crime Lead List of Issues Voters Want Mayor to Address

September 3, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• 75% of NY’ers Give to Charity; 60% Volunteer
• Citizens, Especially Young, Wary of Local Gov, Each Other; Seniors Most Trusting
• Majority Prefer Time with Friends to Meetings, Political Rallies or Clubs
• One-Third Attend Religious Services Weekly

September 1, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• State Consumer Confidence Climbs Upwards as Future Concerns Fade Away
• NY Index Tops National;  Democrats, NYC Lead Optimism, Upstaters, Republicans Lag
• New Economic Normal Setting In:  Confidence Up, Buying Plans Down
• Gasoline Worries Vaporizing; Down 30 Points from Summer ’08
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices

August 24, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters: NY Pols Today Have Less Integrity & Work Less Hard for People,Compared to NY Pols 40-50 Years Ago
• A Majority Think It’s Time to Elect All New State Leaders
• Cuomo’s Numbers Continue to Grow, As Paterson’s Stay Low

August 19, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• Creating Jobs, Maintaining Neighborhood Character Keys to Redevelopment
• Crime tops list of Local Concerns
• Majority Need More Info on Project but Prefer Development Sensitive to Queens over Vegas Style

August 18, 2009 - (Independent Research)

•74% of NY’ers Say Health Care System Broken, Call for Reform
•But Divided on Current Plan: 35% Support, 26% Oppose, 39% On the Fence
•Layoffs, Cut Hours Strap Worried and Cash Tight Consumers
•Majority Cut Impulse Buys, Fun, Big Purchases, and Monitor Energy to Get by

August 13, 2009 - (Independent Research)

•Survey Shows Strong Support for Smoke-Free Outdoor Venues
Chart    Saratoga    Warren    Washington

August 9, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters: NY Pols Today Have Less Integrity & Work Less Hard for People,Compared to NY Pols 40-50 Years Ago
A Majority Think It’s Time to Elect All New State Leaders
• Cuomo’s Numbers Continue to Grow, As Paterson’s Stay Low

July 31, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

Overall NY Consumer Confidence Unchanged in July; Nation Down
Democrats Top State Willingness to Spend, Republicans Least Optimistic
• Car Buying Plans Highest Since Oct ’07; Gas and Food Prices Still Draining Consumers
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices

July 20, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• NY Voters Angry at Senate, Vow to Remember in 2010
• Voters Say Senate Fight Makes Legislation Harder to Pass & They Do Not Believe It Will Result in Significant Reforms
• Majority Believes Gov Acted Appropriately in Appointing a New LG

July 8, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Climbing in Nearly All Regions; NYC, LI to Albany Leading the Way
• Pessimism Persists in Western NY; Consumers Up from the Bottom But Remain Wary
• Plans to Buy Cars, Furniture and Home Improvements Increase in Most Areas
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

July 1, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Comeback Stalls; NY Drops and Trails Nation’s Numbers
• No Buying Rally Despite Ad’s and Bargains; Gas and Food Cost Impact Increasing
• Majority of NY’ers Still Say "I’m worse off today than a year ago"
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices 

June 2, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Sentiment Surges; Index Approaches Pre-Recession Numbers
• Overall Buying Plans Flat; Young, Upper Income, Men and Republicans Most Likely to Spend
• Gas Price Increases Have Immediate Effect;  Upstate, Lower Income Hardest Hit
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices  

May 26, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Keep Gov’s Approval Ratings at Record Lows
• 47% of Voters Think Cuomo Should Run for Gov & 64% Think He Will
• Voters Now Evenly Divided on Bill to Legalize Same Sex Marriages
• Property Tax Cap & Circuit Breaker Both Enjoy Strong Voter Support

May 5, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Overall Consumer Confidence Up; NY Highest Since Feb ‘08
• Majority Still Say I’m Worse Off Today than Last Year and Brace for Tough Times
• Buying Plans Bounce Up for Homes, Down for Remodeling and Furniture
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices  

April 20, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Continue to Be Down on Gov & the Job He Is Doing
• Handling of State Finances, Secret Budget & Pay Raises for Staff Contributed Most to Paterson’s Declining Popularity, Voters Say
• Majority Want Senate to Pass Bill Legalizing Same Sex Marriages
• Voters Long for Days of Governor (Mario) Cuomo & Also Governor Pataki

April 16, 2009 - (Independent Research)

•NY’ers Low on Leisure Time; Men Have More than Women
Listening to Music, Watching TV, Talking on the Phone Top Pastimes
60% Want to Be More Physically Active; Nearly ¼ Wish TV, Computer Were Off
•Lack of Motivation, Household Chores, and Costs Biggest Obstacles

April 8, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Upstate, Downstate, Consumer Confidence Increases over 1st Quarter
• Willingness to Spend Greatest in NYC, Long Island, Lowest in Buffalo, Albany Nears Bottom
• Buying Plans Rise; But, No Shopping Spree in Sight
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph  

April 1, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Steadies:  Up from the Fall, but Far From Robust
• Gas and Food Prices Continue to Hit Upstaters, Low Income and Women Hardest
• Spring Welcomes Mild Increase in Buying Plans for Home Improvements and Furniture
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices   

March 27, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Murphy Takes 4-Point Lead Over Tedisco in Final Week
• Tedisco Campaign Seen as More Negative; Murphy’s More Positive
• But By 10-Point Margin, Voters Think Tedisco Will Win the Special Election

March 23, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Paterson’s Standing with Voters: from Bad to Worse
• 2/3 Prefer “Someone Else” in 2010; Gov Crushed by Cuomo, Giuliani
• Pessimism on Direction of State, Fiscal Condition, Budget Resolution

Special New York State Survey Released March 13, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers on Economy:  It’s Bad and Getting Worse
• Majority Worried about Jobs, Lifestyle Decay, Investment Loss and Postponed Retirement
• Fear Grows over Unemployment, Global Depression, Bank Failures
• Consumers Cutting Back; Hope Stimulus will Generate Recovery

March 12, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Murphy Cuts Tedisco’s Lead From 12 to 4 Points 
• Tedisco Rated Better on 4 Issues; Murphy on 2, Including Economy
• Murphy Now Leads with Independent Voters, After Trailing 2 Weeks Ago

March 6, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Future Confidence:  NY’ers Up, Nation Down
• Impact of Gas and Food Prices Hurting Current Outlook
• All Buying Plans Increase; Mild Consumer Stimulus Possible
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices 

February 26, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• James Tedisco Has Early 46%-34% Lead Over Scott Murphy
• Voters Rate Tedisco Slightly Better on 5 Issues & Much Better on 1
• Tedisco Strongest in Capital Region; Murphy Strongest in North Country

Special New York State Health Poll Released February 25, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• 44% of NY’ers Say, “I’m overweight”;  26% Dieting
• Nearly Half Describe Overall Health as Very Good or Excellent
• Less than 1/3 Very Physically Active;  43% Don’t Get Enough Exercise
• One in Five Use Tobacco;   63% Consume Alcohol

February 24, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Paterson Is Weakest He’s Ever Been by Every Measure
• Voters Rate Direction & Fiscal Condition of New York as Worst Ever
• Confidence in State Leaders to Resolve Budget Crisis Erodes

Special Economic Stimulus Poll Released February 18, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• 75% of New Yorkers Support $800 Billion Stimulus Plan
• Express Misgivings over Size and Potential Waste; 3/4's Think Banks Took Advantage of Taxpayers with TARP funds
• Most NY’ers Confident Obama Will Lead Nation out of Financial Crisis

February 4, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Creeps Upwards as Weary Consumers Adjust to New Economy
• Majority of NY’ers:  Worse off than Last Year and Expect Bad Business Conditions Ahead
• Buyers Start to See Bargains, Slow to Spend
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices  

January 29, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Approve of Governor’s Selection of Gillibrand; 
• Majority Call Gov’s Handling of Process Poor or Fair
• Paterson’s Favorability Rating Drops After Senate Selection
• Dems Want Primary for Gillibrand; Reps Like Giuliani over King

January 26, 2009 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Gov’s Primary Lead over Cuomo Drops from 23 to 2 Points
• Voters Support Income Tax on Those Making $250K or More to
• Replace Budget Cuts or New Taxes Proposed by Governor Paterson
• Obama, Soaring with Public, Brings Confidence on Economy

January 13, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Erodes as ’08 Ends; Consumers Brace for Difficult Year
• Majority in Every Region:  “I’m worse off today than I was a year ago”
• Consumer Spending Unlikely to Pull Economy Out of Recession
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans  

Business Leaders Survey Released January 8, 2009 - (Independent Research)

• First Niagara Bank/Siena College Survey Finds Many
• Private Business Leaders in NYS Gearing Up for Difficult 2009
• But Majority Still Plan to Invest in Fixed Assets and Maintain Stable Workforce Levels
Full Report

January 5, 2009 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Dismal Economic Year Ends with Consumer Confidence Up from Worse to Bad
• Buying Plans Remain Stagnant; Down 15 to 42% From Last New Year’s
• Cheap Gas Little Solace for Worried New Yorkers
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices  


December 18, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• Eleanor Roosevelt Still #1
• Abigail Adams Regains 2nd Place
• Hillary moves from 5th to 4th; Jackie Kennedy from 4th to 3rd
• Mary Todd Lincoln Remains in 36th 

December 17, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Divided Over Who Gov Should Pick for Senate
• By 2-1 Margin, Voters Think Gov Will Pick Kennedy over Cuomo
• Strong Support for Raising Personal Income Taxes on Wealthy;
• Strong Opposition to Health, Education Cuts without Tax Increase and Using SUNY/CUNY Tuition Increase for Budget Balancing

December 5, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Index Tops National; Hope for Better Tomorrow Drags Index from Depths
• Buying Plans Show Little Promise; Down 15% to 44% from Last Year
• Gas Financial Crisis Over, for now; Food Still Devouring Consumer Cash
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices 

November 21, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• 53% of NY’ers Plan to Spend Less on Holidays This Year
• Economy, Stock Market, Heating Concerns Slow Seasonal Shopping
• Gas Prices, Family, Friends and Good Will Provides Some Holiday Cheer

November 17, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters to NYS: Cut Spending, Don’t Raise Taxes
• Health & Education Are Not the Programs Voters Want Cut
• Optimism for Obama Administration Runs Deep;
• Voters’ View of Country’s Direction Improves Dramatically

November 7, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NY Index Falls to New Record Low; Current Willingness to Spend Dismal
• Consumers Grasp Gas Relief Lifeline
• Buying Plans All Fall; Computer Demand Lowest Ever; Homes, Furniture Lowest Since ‘01
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices 

November 2, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Six Key Races Will Help Determine Control of Senate In ‘09
• Sen. Trunzo (R, 3rd SD) Down by More than 20 Points vs. Foley
• Sen. Stachowski (D, 58th SD) Reverses Gap; Opens 4-Point Lead
• Ranzenhofer (R, 61st SD) Opens 5-Point Lead Over Mesi
• Sen. Maltese (R, 15th SD) Remains Neck & Neck Against Addabbo
• Sen. Aubertine (D, 48th SD) Sees Lead vs. Renzi Down to 11 Points
• Sen. Hannon (R, 6th SD) Has Huge Advantage

October 30, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Four Key Races Will Help Determine Control of Senate In ‘09
• Incumbents Johnson (D, 7th SD), Oppenheimer (D, 37th SD),   Robach (R, 56th SD) & Volker (R, 59th SD) Continue to Lead
• Challengers Donno and Konst Gain Some Ground in 7th and 59th SDs

October 27, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Obama Widens Lead Over McCain to 62-31%
• Obama Favorability and McCain Unfavorability Highest Ever
• ¾ of Voters Agree with Gov: NY Economy Worst Since Great Depression
• Voters Strongly Support Millionaire’s Tax to Close State Budget Deficit

October 17, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• NY’ers See Recession, Fear Depression
• Majority Feeling Meltdown: Concerned Over Market Losses, Credit Crunch, Jobs and Retirement
• Hope not Lost:  Most Think Market will Rebound, Rescue Plan Likely to Work and Economy Likely to Recover
Crosstabs   Charts

October 10, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• New York Confidence Lags behind Nation
• NY 10 to 20 Points Back on Every Index
• Gas Pains Ease;  Food Prices Still Biting
• Buying Plans Low and Stagnant;  Down 10% to 32% from Fall ‘07
Summary Trends    Buying Plans    Gas & Food Prices 

October 8, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Four Key Races Will Help Determine Control of Senate In ‘09
• Republican Incumbents Volker (59th SD) & Alesi (55th SD) Have Big Leads
• Democratic Incumbent Oppenheimer Has Big Lead in Westchester (37th SD)
• Republican Challenger Delano has 13-Point Lead Over Stachowski (58th SD)
Crosstabs    Summary

October 2, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Obama Surges and Now Leads McCain 58%-36%
• Palin Popularity Plummets; McCain Now Viewed Unfavorably
• Voters: Obama Won 1st Debate; ¾ Say They Will Watch VPs Tonight
• NYers Say Obama Better to Address Economy & Fiscal Challenges

October 1, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Current Outlook Down, Future Up; Overall Index Lifts Slightly
• All Areas Confidence Drops 20% to 33% from Year Ago
• Consumers Postpone Purchases in Record Numbers
Quarterly Trends    Buying Plans    Graph

October 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• NYers Overwhelmingly Oppose Gov’s License Proposal
• Spitzer Gets Lowest Job Performance Rating Ever
• Bloomberg Leads Spitzer 50-37 in 2010 Gubernatorial Match-up

September 24, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Six Key Races Will Help Determine Control of Senate In ‘09
• Republicans Lead in Suffolk (3rd SD) & Monroe (56th SD)
• Democrats Up Big in Nassau (7th SD) & North Country (48th SD)
• Races in Queens (15th SD) and Erie (61st SD) Are Neck & Neck

September 15, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• With 50 Days Left, New York Is Far From True Blue
• Obama’s Lead Falls to 5 Points; Down From 18 Points in June
• Obama Seen As Stronger Than McCain on 4 of 6 Issues
• Voters See McCain As Better Than Obama on 4 of 6 of Attributes

September 10, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• Gas and Food Prices Changing Behaviors: Driving, Saving, and Frills Down; Debt,
Worries and Coupon Cutting Up
• 34% Add Overtime or Second Job

September 3, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Willingness to Spend Rebounds: NY Index Approaches Nation’s
• Home Buying Plans Highest since September ‘07
• Future Outlook Brightens for Most; Upstate Lags
• Lower Gas Prices Ease Consumer Burden

August 18, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Half of NYers Describe State Fiscal Condition as Poor
• Special Session Priority: Voters Equally Divided Among
Job Creation, Property Taxes and Budget Deficit
• As Paterson’s Rating with Voters Continues to Edge Up, Two-thirds
Agree with Governor This Is Worst Fiscal Condition Since 1970’s

August 6, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• Financial Impact of Gas and Food Prices Rises
• 2/3’s Brace for Grocery Hikes; 44% Expect Fuel Costs to Increase
• Winter Heating Cost Worries Arrive Early

August 1, 2008 - (Independent Research)

Siena New York Global Issues Poll:
• 82% of NY’ers – “World Conditions Have Worsened”
• Majority Support Iraq Withdrawal, Talks with Iran, Off-Shore
Drilling, Relations with Cuba
• McCain vs. Obama: Supporters Live in Different Worlds

July 30, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Statewide Consumer Confidence Up a Tick; NY Lags Behind Nation
• Auto Buying Plans at Record Low
• Overall Willingness to Spend Drops by 34% from Last Summer

July 14, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Circuit Breaker & Gas Tax Cut Top Property Tax Cap
• Gov 2010: Rudy Crushes Bloomberg with Reps; Paterson Beats
Cuomo with Dems; Bloomberg Strongest in General Election
• While Most New Yorkers Plan to Remain in NY, Many Want Out

July 10, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Another Record Low for Statewide Confidence
• All NY’ers Feeling the Pinch; Future Outlook Darkens
• 2/3’s Suffering from Gas and Food Price Epidemic

July 1, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Plummets to Record Low, Everywhere
• Willingness to Spend Down by 1/3 Since Spring ‘07
• Rebate Checks Provide No Bounce

June 16, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Gov’s Property Tax Cap Has Overwhelming Support
• Most NYers Support Some Recognition of Same Sex Couples
• Nearly Half of Voters Say “No” To Hillary or Bloomberg For VP;
Obama Widens Lead; More Voters Now View McCain Unfavorably

June 3, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Seven Month Slide Ends;  State Confidence Levels
• Dismal Future Outlook Upstate;  But NY’ers Slightly more Optimistic than Nation
• No Buying Surge in Sight

May 19, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Clinton & Obama Strengthen Leads Over McCain
• NYers Seriously Impacted by Gas Prices; Want Gas Tax Relief
• Voters Strongly Oppose Pay Raise for Governor; Oppose Pay
Raise for Judges; Nearly Split on Pay Raise for Legislators

May 8, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Another Record Low in Consumer Confidence for State
• Women, Upper Income and Republicans Lead the Fall
• Buying Plans Leveling but Down 15% to 35% from Last Year

May 1, 2008 - (Independent Research)

NYS Gas Survey
• Gas Prices Are Top Economic Worry; Majority Face Hardship
• Seven in Ten New Yorkers Spending More on Gas and Food;
Cutting Back on Savings, Fun, Repairs and Vacation Spending 
• Public Predicts More Price Increases; Supports Gas Tax Relief; Blames Oil Co’s, Bush and Foreign Demand

April 22, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Not So ‘Blue’: McCain Closing Gap vs. Clinton & Obama
• Dems & Voters View Paterson Favorably; Split on Job Performance
• Half of NYers Plan to Use Federal Rebate Check to Pay Bills;
  Only One in Five Plans on Going Shopping for Something New

April 11, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Low and Falling;  NYS Slips Further Behind National Rate
• Spring Fails to Sprout Optimism;  State Future Index Dismal, Upstate Slammed
• Home Buying Stabilizes, Renovation Plans Increase

April 2, 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Confidence Collapse Covers State;  All Areas down
• Upstate, Downstate – Index falls 20 to 30 Points Since 1st Quarter ‘07
• Buying Plans Leveling;  Consumers Sensing Bottom

March 24, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters View Gov. Paterson Favorably & with Optimism  
• Spitzer Tanks with Voters; His Job Performance Matches Legislature’s
• Overwhelming Support for Income Tax Surcharge for Millionaires;
• Slight Support for Republicans Retaining Control of State Senate

March 19, 2008 - (Independent Research)

Siena NY Sports Poll
• Clemens Strikes Out –NYers Overwhelmingly Think He Lied
• Yankees Are NY’s Favorite Team – Followed By Mets, Giants, Bills, and Red Sox
• Steroids Should Keep Athletes Out of Hall and Bring Congress In

March 3, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• NYers & Dems Split On Whether Hillary Should Drop Out
• Dems & Inds Satisfied with Choice of ’08 Presidential Candidates
• Favorable: Clinton, McCain, Obama; Unfavorable: Huckabee, Nader, Paul

March 3, 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• NYers & Dems Split On Whether Hillary Should Drop Out
• Dems & Inds Satisfied with Choice of ’08 Presidential Candidates
• Favorable: Clinton, McCain, Obama; Unfavorable: Huckabee, Nader, Paul

February 13, 2008 - (Independent Research)

Siena Sports Fanship Poll
• 73% of All NY’ers are Sports Fans:  89% of Men, 58% of Women
• Athletes Poor Choice for Role Model;  Jeter, Tiger exceptions
• Kids learn teamwork, discipline from sports; But, Lighten Up Coach

February 2008 - (Siena NY Polls)

• More Voters View Spitzer Unfavorably than Favorably
• Plurality of Voters Prefer Tax Increase Rather than Cuts in Education or Health Care Spending to Close Potential State Budget Gap
• Only One in Seven Voters Thinks New York is Better Since Spitzer Became Governor; More than Half Think Things Are About the Same

January 17, 2008 - (Independent Research)

• The Siena College Research Institute (SRI) in partnership with First Niagara Bank conducted the first annual Survey of New York State Business Leaders between October 15 and December 11, 2007.
• This report summarizes the survey methodology, presents the data from the 403 survey respondents and introduces the “Index of New York State Business Leaders.”
Executive Summary

January 2008 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Statewide Index down 25 points from a year ago; Historic bottom
• Young People Hit Hard: Down 9+ points
• Buying Plans Down; Future Indicator Hits New Low


December 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer’s Standing with NY Voters Continues to Fall
• Clinton & Giuliani Dominate Primaries; Rudy v. Hillary: Getting Tighter
• Voters: Cut Spending, No Tax Hikes; No to Legislative Pay Raise

November 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• 2/3 of NYers Oppose Gov’s License Proposals – New & Old
• Spitzer Job Performance Is 2:1 Negative; Plurality View Him Unfavorably
• Nearly Half of Voters Prefer “Someone Else” Over Spitzer for 2010

November 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Down Again; Lowest since Spring ‘03
• Low Income NY’ers’ Outlook Hits Bottom
• Auto Buying Drops; Home Purchasing Rebounds Slightly

October 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Future Confidence Upstate Plummets: Ties Record Low
• Overall NYS Consumer Sentiment Lowest in Five Years
• Concern Grows Among Seniors, Higher Income Households

Third Quarter 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence in New York City Plummets
• Capital Region Alone Sees Silver Lining
• Binghamton and Utica Down Today and Tomorrow

September 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Monthly Consumer Confidence: Upstate Up – Downstate Down
• Metro New York City Lowest in Four Years
• Slight Up Tick in Buying Plans

September 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Six in Ten NYers: Spitzer Should Be More Forthright
• More Than Two-thirds of NYers Say Spitzer Needs to Publicly Testify Under Oath on Everything He Knows About “Troopergate”
• Spitzer Leads Cuomo 47-24 in a 2010 Gubernatorial Primary

August 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence Plummets
• New York and the Nation both hit 2007 Lows
• Buying Plans for Major Purchases Lowest in Five Years

July 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NYS Consumer Confidence down; Nation up
• Home buying plans hit yearly low
• All buying plans down

July 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• NYers Think Spitzer Knew What His Aides Were Up To
• Spitzer Still Popular, But Gets “C” Average on Enacting Agenda, Dealing with Legislature & Everything Changes on Day 1 Promise
• Cuomo’s Standing With Voters Jumps; Bruno & Silver Stay Low

Second Quarter 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Consumer Confidence down across the board
• Buying plans mostly down

June 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NYS Overall Consumer Confidence only 3 points below nation
• NYS Future Confidence almost 2 points above nation
• Upstate bounces back

June 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Mayor Mike Runs Neck and Neck Against Spitzer in Race for Governor in 2010
• Hillary Maintains Primary and General Election Leads in NY
• Plurality of Voters Want Clinton to Be Next President and Think She Will Be; 61% Think Next President Will Be a Democrat

May 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• NYers Oppose Legislative Pay Raise; Support Death Penalty for Cop Killers; Nearly Evenly Divided on Gay Marriage
• Support for Public Campaign Finance Reform; Voters Think Spitzer Hurts Chances to Enact Reform Given His Fundraising
• Spitzer & Cuomo Job Performance Ratings Edge Up Slightly

May 2007 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NYS Consumer Confidence for May Drops 3rd Straight Month; Down almost 10 points since February
• Upstaters and young take biggest hit;
• Buying plans down

April 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer’s Ratings Head Back Up
• Clinton’s Favorability, Primary & General Leads Fall
• New Yorkers Split on Good or Bad Budget; Two-thirds Believe Budget Shows that Albany Stays the Same

March 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Support Slides; Still Strong
• On-time Budget Important – Good Budget More Important
• Hillary & Rudy Romp in NY Primaries;
• Clinton Strongest in General Election

February 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Voters Favorable to Spitzer & Job He Is Doing
• NYers Agree with Spitzer on Comptroller Selection
• Hillary & Rudy Continue to Dominate NY Primary Fields

January 2007 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Hillary & Rudy Dominate Their Primary Fields in NY
• Spitzer Still Enjoys Honeymoon with NY Voters
• Voters Negative to Senate, Assembly, Bruno, & Silver; Prefer Divided Legislature as Opposed to One Party Control


August 2006 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Expands Lead Over Faso to 53 Points;
• Beats Faso by 11 Points Among Republicans
• AG Race Tightens – Cuomo Lead Down to 15 Points; Green Would Beat Pirro by Four Points
• Giuliani & McCain Beat Clinton & Gore in NYS ’08 Match-ups

August 2006 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• NYS Consumer Confidence for August down 2.4 pts
• NYS is 21.6 pts below Nation’s current confidence, but NYS future confidence is above the Nation
• Republicans take big hit on future confidence

Second Quarter 2006 - (Consumer Sentiment)

• Second Quarter Consumer Confidence in New York State:
• NYC Plummets; Albany Regains #1
• Only Binghamton and Syracuse Up
• Future Confidence Lower Than Current Confidence in All Cities

June 2006 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Beats Faso by 46 Points; Wins with Reps
• Clinton Continues 26 Point Lead Over Spencer; Hevesi & Cuomo Strong Against Republican Opponents
• Nearly ¾ of NYers Think New Gov Will Make NY Better

May 01, 2006 - (Independent Research)

• Experts: Bush Presidency Is A Failure
• Little Chance To Improve Ranking

May 2006 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Expands Huge Lead Over Republicans
• Clinton Leads Spencer By 25 Points & McFarland by 28
• Pataki Popularity Tanks in Wake of State Budget Action

April 2006 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Dems: Spitzer in a Landslide; Cuomo Leads Green for AG
• Spitzer Maintains 60 Point Lead Over Suozzi
• Reps: 60% of Voters Have Not Decided for Gov or Senate
• Faso & McFarland Have Small Leads Over Weld & Spencer

March 2006 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Still Crushes All Republican Opponents
• Clinton Continues to Lead Spencer By 25 Points
• NYers Won’t Vote For Clinton or Pataki For President
• In ’08 – Would, However, Prefer Hillary to George

January 2006 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer and Clinton Remain in Solid Positions
• Golisano Is Strongest Republican; Suozzi Stronger Than Weld
• Cuomo Has Early Lead Over Pirro in Race for Attorney General


December 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Overwhelming Choice of Democrats for Governor
• Cuomo Has Big Lead for Democratic AG Nomination
• Only 1 of 5 Democrats Has Choice for Lt. Governor

November 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• At the Start of the 2006 Election Cycle, Spitzer and Clinton Are in Strong Positions Against All Republicans
• 21 Percent of NYers Volunteer That Spitzer Would Be “Best Person” As Next Governor; Rudy Was Second, At 15%

October 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Continues to Romp Over All Republicans; Clinton Continues 2:1 Lead Over Likely Challengers
• Hillary Would Lose NY in Race for President vs. Rudy; She Easily Beats Pataki for President in New York

September 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Two-thirds of NYers: Hillary Should Commit to Serve 6 Years; However, More than 70 Percent Say It Will Not Effect their Vote
• Nearly Two-thirds of Voters Think Hillary Plans to Run for President
• Clinton & Spitzer Maintain Strong Leads in All Potential Match-ups

July 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• At 52%, Pataki Enjoys His Highest Favorable Rating of the Year Schumer (70%), Spitzer (62%), Clinton (60%) Top of Class w/Voters
• Governor & Legislature Get Barely Passing Grades in 2005; “Not Funding West Side Stadium” was Session’s Single Best Achievement; On-time Budget was Close Second

June 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Continues to Lead Pataki & Other Republicans
• Hillary Maintains 2:1 Lead Over Pirro & Cox
• NYers Want Bottle Bill Expanded; 76% Support Legalizing Marijuana for Medical Purposes

May 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Cruises Past Pataki, Daniels, Weld
• Hillary 2:1 Over Weld, Pirro
• More NYers Would Cut Property Tax Over Any Other Tax

April 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Majority of NYers Say They Have A Health Care Proxy
• Gov’s Favorability Rebounds; Still Loses to Spitzer
• Giuliani Beats Spitzer; Loses to Hillary

March 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Death Penalty: NY Split; Favor Life Without Parole
• Hillary: Run for Senate, Not for President
• Governor’s Popularity & Support Continue to Slide
• NYers Like Their Legislators; Split on Senate; 2:1 Unfavorable Toward Assembly

February 2005 - (Siena NY Polls)

• Spitzer Beats Pataki; Loses to Giuliani
• Hillary Crushes Pataki and Beats Rudy
• Democratic A.G. Candidates Unknown


August 19, 2002 - (Independent Research)

• FDR America’s Greatest President
• Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Washington, and Jefferson Round Out Top Five
• Andrew Johnson, Buchanan, Harding, Bring Up the Rear