The Newsday/Siena Research Institute poll surveyed Long Islanders about their views on subjects ranging from the economy to candidates for federal and statewide office.

The telephone poll of 1,003 registered voters in Nassau and Suffolk counties was conducted June 13-21.

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.

1. Is New York State on the right track, or is it headed in the wrong direction?
  Right trackWrong directionDon't know/No opinion
 Total15%74%11%
PartyDemocrat23%65%12%
Republican10%81%9%
Independent/Other10%79%11%
CountyNassau16%72%11%
Suffolk14%75%10%
GenderMale16%75%9%
Female15%72%13%
Age18-3432%59%10%
35-5414%76%10%
55+12%75%12%
EthnicityWhite13%77%10%
African-American/Black25%61%14%
Non-White28%59%13%
ReligionCatholic14%79%8%
Jewish12%73%15%
Protestant13%75%12%
Other24%64%11%
Income< $50K20%67%13%
$50K-$100K14%76%9%
$100K-$150K20%69%11%
$150K+10%84%6%


2. Is the Long Island on the right track, or is it headed in the wrong direction?
  Right trackWrong directionDon't know/No opinion
PartyDemocrat33%54%13%
Republican28%62%10%
Independent/Other23%65%12%
CountyNassau30%58%12%
Suffolk26%62%11%
GenderMale28%62%10%
Female28%59%13%
Age18-3440%49%11%
35-5426%66%9%
55+29%54%17%
EthnicityWhite27%62%12%
African American/ Black38%52%10%
Non-White40%49%10%
ReligionCatholic31%62%7%
Jewish24%52%23%
Protestant30%54%15%
Other26%64%10%
Income< $50K28%63%9%
$50K-$100K31%56%13%
$100K-$150K30%58%12%
$150K+24%67%9%


I'm going to read the names of several people in public life and I'd like you to tell me whether you have a favorable opinion or an unfavorable opinion of each of the people I name.
3. Steve Levy
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total47%29%24%
PartyDemocrat46%33%21%
Republican48%27%26%
Independent/Other48%28%23%
CountyNassau38%27%35%
Suffolk56%31%13%
GenderMale47%32%21%
Female48%26%26%
Age18-3442%21%37%
35-5449%30%22%
55+47%31%22%
EthnicityWhite46%30%24%
African American/ Black53%24%23%
Non-White53%24%23%
ReligionCatholic49%29%22%
Jewish44%29%27%
Protestant44%34%22%
Other50%28%23%
Income< $50K53%24%23%
$50K-$100K47%26%27%
$100K-$150K51%28%20%
$150K+42%39%19%


4. Edward Mangano
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total33%16%51%
PartyDemocrat21%22%57%
Republican44%11%45%
Independent/Other33%18%49%
CountyNassau42%16%42%
Suffolk24%16%60%
GenderMale34%16%49%
Female32%16%52%
Age18-3433%13%53%
35-5433%17%50%
55+33%15%52%
EthnicityWhite34%16%49%
African American/ Black21%16%63%
Non-White24%15%61%
ReligionCatholic42%17%41%
Jewish24%12%64%
Protestant30%13%57%
Other21%18%60%
Income< $50K33%11%56%
$50K-$100K30%19%51%
$100K-$150K32%15%53%
$150K+34%20%47%


5. Barack Obama
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total49%46%5%
PartyDemocrat74%21%4%
Republican24%71%5%
Independent/Other47%48%5%
CountyNassau46%50%4%
Suffolk51%43%6%
GenderMale45%51%4%
Female52%42%6%
Age18-3462%34%4%
35-5447%47%5%
55+48%47%5%
EthnicityWhite41%53%5%
African American/ Black91%6%3%
Non-White84%12%4%
ReligionCatholic42%52%5%
Jewish50%44%6%
Protestant53%44%2%
Other62%33%5%
Income< $50K55%39%6%
$50K-$100K50%45%5%
$100K-$150K49%47%3%
$150K+49%45%6%


6. David Paterson
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total21%68%11%
PartyDemocrat25%66%9%
Republican20%67%12%
Independent/Other20%71%8%
CountyNassau23%66%11%
Suffolk20%69%11%
GenderMale25%65%10%
Female18%70%11%
Age18-3425%59%16%
35-5418%74%8%
55+27%61%12%
EthnicityWhite21%70%9%
African American/Black28%62%10%
Non-White27%60%13%
ReligionCatholic20%71%9%
Jewish20%73%7%
Protestant17%64%19%
Other28%63%9%
Income< $50K26%59%14%
$50K-$100K19%72%9%
$100K-$150K24%71%5%
$150K+20%72%8%


7. Rick Lazio
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total45%31%23%
PartyDemocrat41%37%22%
Republican58%20%22%
Independent/Other36%38%27%
CountyNassau41%32%26%
Suffolk49%30%21%
GenderMale45%34%21%
Female46%29%25%
Age18-3436%28%36%
35-5447%31%22%
55+45%32%22%
EthnicityWhite48%30%22%
African American/Black34%36%30%
Non-White35%35%30%
ReligionCatholic51%25%24%
Jewish44%35%21%
Protestant46%29%25%
Other36%41%23%
Income< $50K44%28%28%
$50K-$100K44%30%26%
$100K-$150K48%32%20%
$150K+44%36%20%


8. Andrew Cuomo
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total60%27%13%
PartyDemocrat72%14%14%
Republican48%42%10%
Independent/Other57%28%15%
CountyNassau62%26%12%
Suffolk58%29%13%
GenderMale54%35%11%
Female65%20%15%
Age18-3457%16%28%
35-5457%30%13%
55+64%27%9%
EthnicityWhite59%30%12%
African American/Black66%17%17%
Non-White64%16%20%
ReligionCatholic59%31%10%
Jewish62%21%17%
Protestant54%28%18%
Other63%23%14%
Income< $50K63%23%14%
$50K-$100K58%30%12%
$100K-$150K63%21%16%
$150K+60%32%8%


9. Chuck Schumer
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total56%36%8%
PartyDemocrat74%16%10%
Republican41%53%6%
Independent/Other52%40%8%
CountyNassau57%36%7%
Suffolk55%35%10%
GenderMale50%45%5%
Female61%28%11%
Age18-3453%35%12%
35-5456%36%8%
55+56%36%7%
EthnicityWhite55%38%7%
African American/Black73%13%14%
Non-White68%18%15%
ReligionCatholic55%39%6%
Jewish66%31%3%
Protestant52%35%14%
Other56%32%11%
Income< $50K54%36%11%
$50K-$100K55%37%8%
$100K-$150K63%33%4%
$150K+56%36%8%


10. Kirsten Gillibrand
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total24%33%43%
PartyDemocrat33%20%46%
Republican16%44%40%
Independent/Other24%37%39%
CountyNassau23%35%42%
Suffolk24%31%45%
GenderMale25%38%37%
Female23%28%49%
Age18-3416%28%56%
35-5424%34%42%
55+26%33%41%
EthnicityWhite23%36%41%
African American/Black32%16%52%
Non-White29%17%54%
ReligionCatholic23%37%40%
Jewish30%31%39%
Protestant26%25%49%
Other23%30%47%
Income< $50K19%30%52%
$50K-$100K25%30%45%
$100K-$150K26%33%41%
$150K+27%38%35%


11. Harry Wilson
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total6%10%84%
PartyDemocrat7%10%83%
Republican4%10%86%
Independent/Other6%9%85%
CountyNassau5%9%87%
Suffolk7%11%82%
GenderMale7%12%81%
Female5%7%87%
Age18-3415%19%66%
35-546%10%84%
55+4%7%89%
EthnicityWhite5%9%87%
African American/Black13%13%74%
Non-White11%14%75%
ReligionCatholic7%10%84%
Jewish0%5%95%
Protestant6%10%85%
Other10%12%78%
Income< $50K10%11%80%
$50K-$100K3%12%85%
$100K-$150K8%8%83%
$150K+6%8%85%


12. Tom DiNapoli
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total26%18%56%
PartyDemocrat26%18%55%
Republican26%17%57%
Independent/Other27%19%55%
CountyNassau28%19%54%
Suffolk24%17%59%
GenderMale27%23%50%
Female25%13%62%
Age18-3421%26%53%
35-5423%18%58%
55+31%15%54%
EthnicityWhite26%18%57%
African American/Black30%17%53%
Non-White26%18%56%
ReligionCatholic31%17%52%
Jewish16%15%70%
Protestant29%13%58%
Other21%23%56%
Income< $50K28%19%53%
$50K-$100K25%15%60%
$100K-$150K25%14%61%
$150K+29%23%48%


13. Bruce Blakeman
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total11%11%78%
PartyDemocrat11%12%78%
Republican12%11%78%
Independent/Other9%11%79%
CountyNassau13%10%77%
Suffolk8%12%80%
GenderMale12%15%73%
Female9%8%83%
Age18-3412%5%82%
35-5411%12%77%
55+10%11%79%
EthnicityWhite10%11%79%
African American/Black8%14%78%
Non-White9%12%78%
ReligionCatholic13%10%76%
Jewish10%8%82%
Protestant6%8%86%
Other8%18%75%
Income< $50K11%13%76%
$50K-$100K11%11%78%
$100K-$150K11%12%77%
$150K+9%12%80%


14. Kathleen Rice
  FavorableUnfavorableDon't know/No opinion
 Total52%15%33%
PartyDemocrat54%10%36%
Republican45%23%31%
Independent/Other58%13%29%
CountyNassau58%17%24%
Suffolk46%12%42%
GenderMale43%20%37%
Female61%10%29%
Age18-3432%23%45%
35-5456%13%31%
55+51%15%33%
EthnicityWhite54%15%31%
African American/Black49%9%42%
Non-White50%10%40%
ReligionCatholic57%17%26%
Jewish53%9%39%
Protestant49%12%40%
Other45%15%40%
Income< $50K50%16%34%
$50K-$100K48%13%39%
$100K-$150K57%14%30%
$150K+52%19%30%


Now I'm going to read you a series of issues that residents of Long Island are facing. For each tell me if this is a very important issue for you, somewhat important, not very important or not at all important to you.
15. Property Taxes
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total87%9%2%1%0%
PartyDemocrat86%9%3%1%0%
Republican89%8%2%1%1%
Independent/Other85%12%2%1%0%
CountyNassau90%7%2%1%1%
Suffolk84%12%3%1%0%
GenderMale84%11%3%1%1%
Female90%7%2%1%0%
Age18-3481%8%8%2%2%
35-5489%9%1%1%0%
55+86%10%2%1%1%
EthnicityWhite86%10%2%1%1%
African American/Black93%3%1%2%0%
Non-White91%6%1%2%0%
ReligionCatholic89%8%2%1%0%
Jewish82%12%4%2%0%
Protestant92%5%0%1%0%
Other84%11%4%1%1%
Income< $50K89%6%2%0%2%
$50K-$100K92%6%1%1%0%
$100K-$150K87%10%2%1%0%
$150K+82%15%1%1%0%


16. The Quality of Public Schools
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total74%18%4%3%1%
PartyDemocrat82%12%3%2%1%
Republican70%18%6%3%2%
Independent/Other68%24%3%4%1%
CountyNassau69%20%5%4%2%
Suffolk79%15%3%2%1%
GenderMale71%20%4%4%1%
Female77%16%3%2%1%
Age18-3468%23%6%2%0%
35-5477%17%3%3%0%
55+71%17%5%3%3%
EthnicityWhite71%21%5%3%1%
African American/ Black92%4%1%3%0%
Non-White90%5%1%3%1%
ReligionCatholic76%18%3%2%1%
Jewish61%25%4%8%1%
Protestant80%12%3%3%2%
Other78%14%5%2%1%
Income< $50K71%18%5%3%3%
$50K-$100K70%22%2%5%1%
$100K-$150K82%13%4%2%0%
$150K+81%16%2%1%0%


17. Traffic Congestion
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total47%35%13%4%0%
PartyDemocrat51%31%15%3%0%
Republican49%36%9%6%0%
Independent/Other40%41%15%4%0%
CountyNassau45%36%15%4%0%
Suffolk50%34%11%5%0%
GenderMale43%38%14%5%0%
Female52%32%12%4%0%
Age18-3452%29%14%5%0%
35-5444%37%14%4%0%
55+51%34%11%3%1%
EthnicityWhite47%36%13%3%0%
African American/ Black52%29%12%6%0%
Non-White52%30%11%7%0%
ReligionCatholic51%33%12%4%0%
Jewish37%45%13%4%0%
Protestant52%31%14%3%0%
Other45%36%12%5%1%
Income< $50K50%32%13%3%1%
$50K-$100K47%34%14%5%0%
$100K-$150K45%42%12%1%0%
$150K+45%33%16%6%0%


18. Crime
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total75%19%5%1%0%
PartyDemocrat75%19%5%0%0%
Republican74%20%5%1%0%
Independent/Other73%20%6%1%0%
CountyNassau73%20%6%1%0%
Suffolk76%19%5%0%0%
GenderMale72%19%7%1%0%
Female77%19%4%0%0%
Age18-3476%16%6%1%0%
35-5473%21%5%0%0%
55+77%18%5%0%0%
EthnicityWhite72%22%6%0%0%
African American/ Black92%7%0%1%0%
Non-White89%8%0%2%0%
ReligionCatholic75%19%5%0%0%
Jewish65%25%9%1%0%
Protestant82%16%2%0%0%
Other78%16%5%0%0%
Income< $50K86%11%3%0%0%
$50K-$100K71%24%4%2%0%
$100K-$150K75%21%4%0%0%
$150K+71%17%11%1%0%


19. Availability of Good Jobs
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total80%15%2%2%0%
PartyDemocrat86%11%2%1%0%
Republican73%21%2%3%1%
Independent/Other80%16%2%2%1%
CountyNassau79%15%3%2%1%
Suffolk82%15%1%2%0%
GenderMale76%17%3%3%0%
Female84%14%1%1%0%
Age18-3480%18%2%0%0%
35-5481%17%1%1%0%
55+79%12%4%4%1%
EthnicityWhite78%18%2%2%1%
African American/ Black93%6%1%1%0%
Non-White91%5%1%2%0%
ReligionCatholic82%13%2%2%1%
Jewish76%20%1%3%0%
Protestant82%16%1%2%0%
Other81%15%3%1%0%
Income< $50K86%10%2%2%1%
$50K-$100K82%14%1%2%1%
$100K-$150K83%13%2%1%0%
$150K+70%25%3%2%0%


20. Our local environment
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total69%26%3%2%0%
PartyDemocrat76%21%2%1%0%
Republican60%32%5%3%1%
Independent/Other68%26%3%2%0%
CountyNassau67%26%4%3%0%
Suffolk70%26%3%1%0%
GenderMale63%29%5%3%0%
Female74%23%2%0%0%
Age18-3476%24%0%0%0%
35-5469%25%4%2%0%
55+66%28%4%1%0%
EthnicityWhite66%29%3%2%0%
African American/Black82%16%1%0%1%
Non-White84%13%1%1%1%
ReligionCatholic68%28%2%1%0%
Jewish59%36%2%2%1%
Protestant71%23%5%0%0%
Other77%18%3%2%0%
Income< $50K72%24%2%2%0%
$50K-$100K68%25%4%2%1%
$100K-$150K72%24%3%1%0%
$150K+66%30%3%1%0%


21. Health care costs
  Very importantSomewhat importantNot very importantNot at all importantDon't know/no opinion
 Total82%14%2%1%1%
PartyDemocrat87%11%1%1%0%
Republican78%16%4%2%1%
Independent/Other79%18%2%1%1%
CountyNassau82%15%3%0%1%
Suffolk82%14%2%2%1%
GenderMale75%18%4%2%1%
Female88%10%1%0%0%
Age18-3471%23%6%0%0%
35-5481%15%2%2%1%
55+86%11%2%0%1%
EthnicityWhite80%16%2%1%1%
African American/Black93%6%0%1%0%
Non-White89%9%1%1%0%
ReligionCatholic81%14%2%1%1%
Jewish83%16%0%1%0%
Protestant82%16%1%0%0%
Other82%13%3%1%1%
Income< $50K90%8%1%0%0%
$50K-$100K82%13%4%1%0%
$100K-$150K86%12%1%1%0%
$150K+69%25%2%2%1%


22. Of those issues, which issue do you think is the SINGLE MOST important issue that the people of Long Island face?
  Property taxesThe quality of public schoolsTraffic congestionCrimeAvailability of good jobsOur local environmentHealth care costsDon't know/No opinion
 Total45%9%1%5%23%3%12%2%
PartyDemocrat40%13%1%6%23%4%12%1%
Republican49%7%2%4%23%2%11%2%
Independent/Other47%7%1%5%21%5%11%3%
CountyNassau51%11%1%4%19%2%10%1%
Suffolk39%7%2%5%26%4%13%3%
GenderMale44%9%1%6%23%2%11%2%
Female45%10%2%3%22%4%12%2%
Age18-3425%18%2%4%31%7%13%0%
35-5448%10%1%5%22%2%10%3%
55+46%6%1%5%22%4%14%2%
EthnicityWhite46%8%1%3%24%4%12%2%
African American/Black40%9%1%13%19%1%15%1%
Non-White44%12%1%11%17%2%12%2%
ReligionCatholic49%10%1%4%23%2%10%1%
Jewish41%8%2%2%23%5%16%2%
Protestant41%8%1%8%22%4%14%2%
Other41%11%1%5%22%4%13%2%
Income< $50K34%11%2%9%25%2%16%1%
$50K-$100K46%6%2%2%26%3%14%1%
$100K-$150K53%13%0%2%21%2%6%2%
$150K+46%10%0%6%18%5%10%4%


23. As you consider the economy of Long Island, which of the following best describes the current economic situation?
  I think the economy of Long Island is getting better. Things are improving.The economy on Long Island is unchanged. The situation continues to be about the same as it has been for a while.The economic situation on Long Island continues to get worse. Things just seem to be deteriorating.Don't know/No opinion
 Total14%43%42%1% 
PartyDemocrat18%41%40%0% 
Republican9%46%45%1% 
Independent/Other16%41%41%2% 
CountyNassau14%44%41%1% 
Suffolk15%42%42%1% 
GenderMale15%43%41%1% 
Female14%43%42%1% 
Age18-3419%47%34%0% 
35-5414%43%42%1% 
55+14%43%43%1% 
EthnicityWhite14%44%41%1% 
African American/Black16%40%44%0% 
Non-White16%40%44%0% 
ReligionCatholic13%44%43%0% 
Jewish16%52%32%0% 
Protestant13%40%45%2% 
Other16%38%44%2% 
Income< $50K9%40%51%0% 
$50K-$100K14%40%46%0% 
$100K-$150K19%40%39%2% 
$150K+19%49%31%1% 


24. And as you look to the future, say five years or so from today, which of the following do you think is most likely?
  The economy of Long Island will rebound. The Island's economy will be much improved.I think things will be about the same as they are today. Perhaps a little better but largely unchanged economically.In many ways I think Long Island's best economic days are behind us. I think economic conditions will worsen over the next five years.Don't know/No opinion
 Total31%43%24%2%
PartyDemocrat41%42%17%0% 
Republican24%45%27%3% 
Independent/Other30%40%27%3% 
CountyNassau31%41%25%2% 
Suffolk32%44%22%2% 
GenderMale30%42%25%3% 
Female33%43%23%2% 
Age18-3430%50%20%0% 
35-5431%43%23%3% 
55+32%40%26%2% 
EthnicityWhite31%44%24%2% 
African American/Black41%40%20%0% 
Non-White36%43%20%1% 
ReligionCatholic33%42%24%1% 
Jewish32%45%19%3% 
Protestant27%43%26%4% 
Other30%45%25%0% 
Income< $50K28%44%27%1% 
$50K-$100K30%44%25%1% 
$100K-$150K36%42%22%0% 
$150K+31%43%22%4% 


25. And when you think of your personal financial situation over the next five years or so, do you think that you personally will be in:
  A much improved financial situationA somewhat improved financial situationAbout the same financial shape as todayA somewhat worse financial situationA much worse financial situationDon't know/No opinion
 Total11%30%40%14%4%2%  
PartyDemocrat14%33%36%13%4%1%  
Republican9%28%42%17%3%2%  
Independent/Other11%28%41%10%5%4%  
CountyNassau10%30%40%14%3%3%  
Suffolk13%30%39%13%4%2%  
GenderMale13%29%38%13%4%2%  
Female9%30%41%14%4%2%  
Age18-3427%28%37%5%2%0%  
35-5413%37%34%11%3%2%  
55+4%17%50%21%6%2%  
EthnicityWhite8%29%42%15%4%2%  
African American/Black28%32%27%8%3%1%  
Non-White26%31%29%8%4%2%  
ReligionCatholic10%30%39%15%4%2%  
Jewish7%32%48%11%0%1%  
Protestant13%26%42%11%6%2%  
Other17%29%36%15%4%0%  
Income< $50K10%29%32%19%8%2%  
$50K-$100K8%31%38%15%5%2%  
$100K-$150K12%35%40%11%1%1%  
$150K+17%30%40%9%2%1%  


26. Do you own your own home or do you rent the residence you live in?
  OwnRentDon't know/Refused
 Total84%14%2%
PartyDemocrat83%16%1%
Republican85%12%3%
Independent/Other87%11%2%
CountyNassau87%12%1%
Suffolk82%15%3%
GenderMale84%13%3%
Female84%14%2%
Age18-3460%36%5%
35-5486%11%2%
55+88%11%1%
EthnicityWhite87%11%2%
African American/ Black74%23%3%
Non-White76%22%2%
ReligionCatholic87%11%2%
Jewish90%10%0%
Protestant82%15%3%
Other77%21%2%
Income< $50K57%37%6%
$50K-$100K84%14%1%
$100K-$150K92%8%0%
$150K+97%2%1%


27. (If own home) Over the last two years, would you say the value of your home has increased, decreased, or remained about the same?
  IncreasedDecreasedRemained about the sameDon't know 
 Total10%70%19%1%
PartyDemocrat11%71%17%2% 
Republican9%72%19%0% 
Independent/Other8%70%20%2% 
CountyNassau10%72%17%1% 
Suffolk10%68%21%1% 
GenderMale8%74%17%1% 
Female11%67%20%2% 
Age18-3414%65%18%3% 
35-549%71%19%1% 
55+10%69%19%1% 
EthnicityWhite9%71%18%1% 
African American/ Black16%58%24%1% 
Non-White13%62%24%1% 
ReligionCatholic12%70%17%1% 
Jewish7%75%16%2% 
Protestant10%66%21%3% 
Other8%67%24%1% 
Income< $50K16%63%20%1% 
$50K-$100K9%69%21%1% 
$100K-$150K9%73%16%2% 
$150K+7%73%19%0% 


28. If you could only see a reduction in one of these two taxes, would you prefer to see:
  Your property taxes reducedYour state income taxes reducedDon't know
 Total78%20%3%
PartyDemocrat80%17%3%
Republican76%23%2%
Independent/Other78%21%2%
CountyNassau80%17%2%
Suffolk75%22%3%
GenderMale76%21%3%
Female79%19%2%
Age18-3463%28%10%
35-5478%21%2%
55+81%17%2%
EthnicityWhite77%21%2%
African American/ Black82%17%1%
Non-White83%15%2%
ReligionCatholic79%20%1%
Jewish68%27%5%
Protestant82%16%2%
Other81%16%3%
Income< $50K81%16%2%
$50K-$100K81%18%2%
$100K-$150K79%20%1%
$150K+68%29%3%


29. Are you in favor or opposed to a cap being placed upon the rate at which property taxes in New York can increase?
  FavorOpposedDon't know
 Total79%15%6%
PartyDemocrat74%20%6%
Republican81%14%5%
Independent/Other84%10%5%
CountyNassau78%16%5%
Suffolk80%14%6%
GenderMale79%17%4%
Female79%13%8%
Age18-3467%24%9%
35-5481%13%5%
55+78%16%6%
EthnicityWhite80%14%6%
African American/ Black76%18%6%
Non-White76%18%6%
ReligionCatholic77%16%6%
Jewish80%15%6%
Protestant79%14%6%
Other82%14%4%
Income< $50K76%17%7%
$50K-$100K81%13%6%
$100K-$150K85%13%3%
$150K+75%19%6%


30. Switching gears, has anyone in your household been laid off during the last year?
  YesNoDon't know
 Total19%81%0%
PartyDemocrat19%81%0%
Republican17%83%0%
Independent/Other20%80%0%
CountyNassau20%80%0%
Suffolk19%81%0%
GenderMale18%82%0%
Female20%79%1%
Age18-3428%70%2%
35-5419%81%0%
55+17%83%0%
EthnicityWhite18%82%0%
African American/ Black21%79%0%
Non-White24%75%1%
ReligionCatholic20%80%0%
Jewish13%87%0%
Protestant19%81%0%
Other21%78%1%
Income< $50K36%64%0%
$50K-$100K18%81%1%
$100K-$150K16%84%0%
$150K+13%87%0%


31. Has anyone in your household had their hours at work cut back or if self-employed had less work during the last year?
  YesNoDon't know
 Total33%66%1%
PartyDemocrat35%64%1%
Republican30%69%0%
Independent/Other30%69%1%
CountyNassau34%64%1%
Suffolk31%68%1%
GenderMale29%70%1%
Female36%62%1%
Age18-3433%62%5%
35-5440%60%0%
55+21%78%1%
EthnicityWhite33%66%1%
African American/ Black27%72%1%
Non-White30%69%1%
ReligionCatholic35%65%1%
Jewish33%66%1%
Protestant26%73%1%
Other34%66%0%
Income< $50K39%59%2%
$50K-$100K39%60%1%
$100K-$150K34%66%0%
$150K+24%76%0%


32. Turning to politics and the elections this November, as things stand now, if the election for governor was tomorrow, who would you vote for if the candidates were:
  Andrew Cuomo on the Democratic lineRick Lazio on the Republican lineDon't know
 Total55%33%11%
PartyDemocrat81%11%8%
Republican29%61%10%
Independent/Other57%30%13%
CountyNassau54%35%11%
Suffolk56%32%12%
GenderMale49%41%10%
Female61%26%13%
Age18-3463%20%18%
35-5454%35%11%
55+55%35%10%
EthnicityWhite51%38%11%
African American/ Black84%8%8%
Non-White78%11%10%
ReligionCatholic50%40%10%
Jewish66%25%8%
Protestant51%37%13%
Other63%24%13%
Income< $50K55%32%13%
$50K-$100K54%38%9%
$100K-$150K60%29%11%
$150K+60%32%8%


33. Regardless of who you plan on voting for in the race for Governor, who do you think will be the next Governor of New York State:
  Andrew CuomoRick LazioDon't know
 Total75%15%11%
PartyDemocrat84%9%7%
Republican68%22%10%
Independent/Other72%13%14%
CountyNassau75%14%11%
Suffolk74%16%11%
GenderMale74%16%10%
Female76%14%11%
Age18-3466%22%12%
35-5474%15%11%
55+78%12%10%
EthnicityWhite75%15%10%
African American/ Black83%9%8%
Non-White77%13%10%
ReligionCatholic76%17%7%
Jewish76%12%12%
Protestant70%10%19%
Other75%15%10%
Income< $50K71%21%9%
$50K-$100K71%19%10%
$100K-$150K80%11%9%
$150K+82%8%9%


I'm going to give you a list of a few issues and I'd like you to tell me who you think would do a better job - Andrew Cuomo or Rick Lazio - on that issue regardless of who you plan on voting for in the race for Governor.
34. Who do you think will do a better job on the issues most important to Long Island as Governor of New York State?
  Andrew CuomoRick LazioDon't know
 Total38%50%12%
PartyDemocrat58%32%10%
Republican19%72%9%
Independent/Other37%51%13%
CountyNassau36%52%13%
Suffolk40%49%11%
GenderMale34%56%10%
Female41%45%13%
Age18-3450%35%16%
35-5435%53%12%
55+39%50%11%
EthnicityWhite34%54%12%
African American/ Black61%32%7%
Non-White56%34%10%
ReligionCatholic33%57%10%
Jewish42%48%10%
Protestant34%52%14%
Other47%40%13%
Income< $50K44%43%13%
$50K-$100K37%53%10%
$100K-$150K41%50%10%
$150K+36%56%8%


35. Who do you think will do a better job on reforming state government, making Albany less dysfunctional?
  Andrew CuomoRick LazioDon't know
 Total58%28%14%
PartyDemocrat75%14%10%
Republican44%45%11%
Independent/Other56%26%18%
CountyNassau59%28%13%
Suffolk57%28%15%
GenderMale51%34%14%
Female64%22%14%
Age18-3459%22%19%
35-5459%28%13%
55+57%29%14%
EthnicityWhite57%30%14%
African American/ Black75%16%9%
Non-White70%18%12%
ReligionCatholic55%33%13%
Jewish65%18%17%
Protestant53%30%16%
Other64%25%11%
Income< $50K58%28%14%
$50K-$100K54%33%13%
$100K-$150K63%23%14%
$150K+62%27%11%


36. Who do you think will do a better job creating new jobs to spur the state's economy?
  Andrew CuomoRick LazioDon't know
 Total51%34%15%
PartyDemocrat73%17%10%
Republican31%55%14%
Independent/Other52%32%16%
CountyNassau51%33%16%
Suffolk52%35%13%
GenderMale47%40%14%
Female56%29%15%
Age18-3468%16%16%
35-5450%37%13%
55+49%33%17%
EthnicityWhite49%36%14%
African American/ Black75%16%9%
Non-White68%20%11%
ReligionCatholic47%38%15%
Jewish60%26%14%
Protestant43%40%17%
Other61%29%11%
Income< $50K46%37%17%
$50K-$100K49%36%14%
$100K-$150K59%29%13%
$150K+56%34%10%


37. Who do you think will do a better job in helping to reduce or control the growth in property taxes?
  Andrew CuomoRick LazioDon't know
 Total40%44%16%
PartyDemocrat57%30%14%
Republican24%64%12%
Independent/Other39%42%19%
CountyNassau37%48%16%
Suffolk43%40%16%
GenderMale32%54%15%
Female48%35%17%
Age18-3442%38%20%
35-5440%46%14%
55+38%44%18%
EthnicityWhite37%47%16%
African American/ Black64%23%13%
Non-White57%28%14%
ReligionCatholic37%50%14%
Jewish40%39%21%
Protestant39%44%17%
Other46%39%15%
Income< $50K45%36%19%
$50K-$100K37%47%16%
$100K-$150K42%45%13%
$150K+39%50%10%


38. If the election for State Comptroller was tomorrow, who would you vote for if the candidates were:
  Tom DiNapoli on the Democratic lineHarry Wilson on the Republican lineDon't know/No opinion
 Total45%25%29%
PartyDemocrat65%9%26%
Republican28%45%27%
Independent/Other44%23%33%
CountyNassau44%28%28%
Suffolk46%23%31%
GenderMale44%30%26%
Female47%21%33%
Age18-3449%20%31%
35-5443%25%32%
55+48%27%24%
EthnicityWhite41%29%30%
African American/ Black69%7%24%
Non-White67%8%26%
ReligionCatholic43%31%26%
Jewish49%17%35%
Protestant44%26%30%
Other50%19%30%
Income< $50K53%23%24%
$50K-$100K46%25%29%
$100K-$150K39%23%38%
$150K+47%27%26%


39. Charles Schumer is running for re-election as United States Senator this year, as things stand now would you vote to re-elect him or would you prefer someone else?
  Re-elect SchumerPrefer someone elseDon't know
 Total54%40%6%
PartyDemocrat73%21%6%
Republican39%57%5%
Independent/Other50%44%6%
CountyNassau55%39%5%
Suffolk53%40%7%
GenderMale51%46%4%
Female57%34%9%
Age18-3461%32%7%
35-5455%40%6%
55+51%42%7%
EthnicityWhite54%40%6%
African American/ Black70%24%6%
Non-White63%30%7%
ReligionCatholic51%43%6%
Jewish69%26%5%
Protestant47%47%5%
Other55%38%7%
Income< $50K51%43%6%
$50K-$100K52%41%7%
$100K-$150K60%36%4%
$150K+57%39%4%


40. Kirsten Gillibrand is running for United States Senator this year, as things stand now would you vote to elect her or would you prefer someone else?
  Elect GillibrandPrefer someone elseDon't know
 Total25%49%26%
PartyDemocrat38%35%28%
Republican16%58%26%
Independent/Other23%56%21%
CountyNassau25%48%27%
Suffolk26%49%24%
GenderMale28%53%18%
Female23%45%33%
Age18-3427%40%33%
35-5424%49%27%
55+27%51%23%
EthnicityWhite23%51%26%
African American/ Black39%35%27%
Non-White36%36%28%
ReligionCatholic25%52%23%
Jewish31%44%25%
Protestant26%47%27%
Other25%46%29%
Income< $50K30%48%22%
$50K-$100K25%48%27%
$100K-$150K29%46%25%
$150K+21%52%26%


41. As things stand now, if the election for State Senate were held today would you vote to re-elect your incumbent senator or would you prefer someone else?
  Re-elect incumbent senatorPrefer someone elseDon't know
 Total36%47%17%
PartyDemocrat44%38%17%
Republican32%52%16%
Independent/Other32%54%14%
CountyNassau37%45%18%
Suffolk36%49%15%
GenderMale35%51%13%
Female37%43%20%
Age18-3440%40%20%
35-5435%50%15%
55+38%44%18%
EthnicityWhite36%48%16%
African American/ Black45%35%20%
Non-White41%37%22%
ReligionCatholic35%51%14%
Jewish37%40%22%
Protestant37%45%18%
Other38%45%17%
Income< $50K38%44%17%
$50K-$100K35%47%18%
$100K-$150K41%45%15%
$150K+38%50%12%


42. As things stand now, if the election for your representative in United States Congress were held today would you vote to re-elect your incumbent member of United States Congress or would you prefer someone else?
  Re-elect incumbent member of CongressPrefer someone elseDon't know
 Total39%44%17%
PartyDemocrat52%29%19%
Republican34%54%12%
Independent/Other31%52%18%
CountyNassau40%41%19%
Suffolk38%48%14%
GenderMale39%51%11%
Female39%39%22%
Age18-3457%30%14%
35-5435%48%17%
55+41%43%16%
EthnicityWhite37%46%17%
African American/ Black54%29%16%
Non-White50%34%16%
ReligionCatholic38%48%13%
Jewish43%35%22%
Protestant36%44%20%
Other41%44%15%
Income< $50K45%41%15%
$50K-$100K30%50%21%
$100K-$150K44%40%16%
$150K+46%45%9%
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