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December voter poll of Paterson, Cuomo, Lazio

A recent Quinnipiac University poll showed an increase in Gov. David A. Paterson's approval rating, but many voters still want Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to run for governor in 2010 instead of Paterson.

Paterson's job

performance . . .

Approve 40 %Disapprove 49 %No opinion 11 %Does Paterson deserve to be elected in 2010?

Yes 28 %

No 59 %

No opinion 13 %

In a potential

Democratic primary . . .

Paterson 23 %

Cuomo 60 %

Will not vote 1 %

Undecided 16 %

In the November 2010

general election . . .

Paterson 41 %

Former Rep. Rick Lazio (R-Brightwaters)

37 %

Someone else 3 %

Will not vote 4 %

Undecided 16 %

Cuomo 62 %

Lazio 22 %

Someone else 1 %

Will no vote 1 %

Undecided 14 %

NOTE: The poll of 1,692 registered voters, held Dec. 7-13, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.4 percentage points.

Compiled by James T. Madore

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