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Poll: Charles Schumer Beats Hillary Clinton in Approval
NewsMax ^ | 3/2/06

Posted on 03/02/2006 6:07:00 AM PST by areafiftyone

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton may be the star of the national Democratic Party, but her constituents back home say it's actually her New York colleague, Sen. Charles Schumer, who's doing the better job.

According to a poll released Wednesday by Strategic Visions LLC, 59 percent of New Yorkers approved of the job Schumer was doing, with just 30 percent disapproving.

That's better than the allegedly wildly popular Sen. Clinton, whose approval rating was 3 points lower than Schumer's, and whose disapproval rate was 2 points higher.

In another blow to the notion that Hillary Clinton is New York's most popular politician, the Strategic Vision poll found that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani could defeat Clinton in her Senate reelection bid.

In a head-to-head match-up, Giuliani garnered 45 percent of Empire State voters vs Hillary's 41 percent. In another bizarre finding, New Yorkers gave President Bush lower marks for his handling of the economy, which is generally considered to be booming, than for the Iraq war.

Just 23 percent approved of Bush's economic stewardship, with 67 percent giving him a thumbs down. On Iraq, Bush wins 25 percent approval and 64 percent disapproval.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cankles; chuckecheese; herheinous; hildebeast; hitlery; olcrusty; schmuckyschumer; screecher; shrillary

1 posted on 03/02/2006 6:07:01 AM PST by areafiftyone
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To: areafiftyone

Geee...maybe Schmuckie should run for President in '08!?!


2 posted on 03/02/2006 6:09:44 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: harpu

LOL Don't think he will, he knows he would lose. He will be one of those life long senators for NY.


3 posted on 03/02/2006 6:11:06 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone
In other news, 92% of respondents said they'd prefer liver cancer to a brain tumor.

Film at 11:00...
4 posted on 03/02/2006 6:13:41 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: areafiftyone

It would be interesting to know where the poll was taken, if it was in NYC or not. The rem *New Yorkers* can be applied to either NYSers or NYCers. If these statistics reflect NYC and not NYS, hillary is in deep doo-doo because NYC is the reason NY shows up as a blue state.


5 posted on 03/02/2006 6:19:50 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: LIConFem

Good analogy. I was trying to think of an appropriate analogy but couldn't come up with one that wouldn't get the post deleted.


6 posted on 03/02/2006 6:21:39 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: areafiftyone
Means absolutely nothing. Hillary would carry New York and get its electoral votes. Whether she carries the state by 5% or 10% is meaningless.

The fact that Schumer actually lives in NY and works on its behalf (when he's not grandstanding) doesn't change that.

7 posted on 03/02/2006 6:24:14 AM PST by Dilbert56
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To: areafiftyone
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8 posted on 03/02/2006 6:24:38 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: metmom; All
It would be interesting to know where the poll was taken, if it was in NYC or not. The rem *New Yorkers* can be applied to either NYSers or NYCers.

Looks like it's New York State. Here is the original poll:

Below are the results of a three-day poll in the state of New York. Results are based on telephone interviews with 1200 likely voters in New York, aged 18+, and conducted February 24-26, 2006. The margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of Governor George Pataki's overall job performance?
Approve 44%
Disapprove 39%
Undecided 17%

2. Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Hillary Clinton's overall job performance?
Approve 56%
Disapprove 32%
Undecided 12%

3. Do you approve or disapprove of Senator Chuck Shumer's overall job performance?
Approve 59%
Disapprove 30%
Undecided 11%

4. Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's overall job performance as President?
Approve 24%
Disapprove 66%
Undecided 10%

5. Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's handling of the economy?
Approve 23%
Disapprove 67%
Undecided 10%

6. Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war in Iraq?
Approve 25%
Disapprove 64%
Undecided 11%

7. Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war on terrorism?
Approve 42%
Disapprove 47%
Undecided 11%

8. Do you view President Bush as a conservative in the Ronald Reagan mode? (Republicans only.)
Yes 21%
No 47%
Undecided 32%

9. Do you think New York is headed in the right direction or the wrong direction?
Right 23%
Wrong 61%
Undecided 16%

10. Would you like to see the United States Supreme Court overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that makes abortions legal in the United States?
Yes 22%
No 61%
Undecided 17%

11. Do you think the United States should or should not allow a United Arab Emirates company to operate United States shipping ports including ports in New York?
Should 10%
Should Not 78%
Undecided 12%

12. If the proposed ports deal does go through, and a United Arab Emirates company does operate United States shipping ports including New York, do you think there will be a greater chance of a terrorist attack in the United States?
Yes 81%
No 6%
Undecided 13%

13. Do you expect another terrorist attack within the United States in the next six months?
Yes 80%
No 7%
Undecided 13%

14. Do you favor an immediate withdrawal United States military forces from Iraq, within the next six months?
Yes 58%
No 22%
Undecided 20%

15. If the Democratic primary for Governor were held today, whom would you support, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer or Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi? (Democrats Only)
Spitzer 73%
Suozzi 10%
Undecided 17%

16. If the Republican primary for Governor were held today, whom would you support, former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, former State Assembly Minority Leader John Faso, State Assemblyman Pat Manning, or former New York Secretary of State Randy Daniels? (Republicans Only)
William Weld 15%
John Faso 9%
Pat Manning 4%
Randy Daniels 3%
Undecided 69%

17. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Eliot Spitzer, the Democrat or William Weld, the Republican?
Eliot Spitzer 62%
William Weld 23%
Undecided 15%

18. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Eliot Spitzer, the Democrat or John Faso, the Republican?
Eliot Spitzer 65%
John Faso 24%
Undecided 11%

19. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Eliot Spitzer, the Democrat or Pat Manning, the Republican?
Eliot Spitzer 68%
Pat Manning 22%
Undecided 10%

20. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Eliot Spitzer, the Democrat or Randy Daniels, the Republican?
Eliot Spitzer 65%
Randy Daniels 20%
Undecided 15%

21. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Tom Suozzi, the Democrat or William Weld, the Republican?
Tom Suozzi 35%
William Weld 25%
Undecided 40%

22. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Tom Suozzi, the Democrat or John Faso, the Republican?
Tom Suozzi 36%
John Faso 23%
Undecided 41%

23. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Tom Suozzi, the Democrat or Pat Manning, the Republican?
Tom Suozzi 38%
Pat Manning 20%
Undecided 42%

24. If the election for Governor were held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Tom Suozzi, the Democrat or Randy Daniels, the Republican?
Tom Suozzi 37%
Randy Daniels 19%
Undecided 44%

25. If the election for United States Senate was held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Hillary Clinton, the Democrat or John Spencer, the Republican?
Hillary Clinton 63%
John Spencer 24%
Undecided 13%

26. If the election for United States Senate was held today, whom would you vote for if the candidates were, Hillary Clinton, the Democrat or Rudy Giuliani, the Republican?
Rudy Giuliani 45%
Hillary Clinton 41%
Undecided 14%

27. Do you believe that Senator Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2008?
Yes 68%
No 20%
Undecided 12%

28. Do you want Senator Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2008?
Yes 33%
No 57%
Undecided 10%

29. Do you want former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to run for president in 2008?
Yes 64%
No 14%
Undecided 22%

30. Do you want Governor George Pataki to run for president in 2008?
Yes 26%
No 51%
Undecided 23%

31. For the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination whom would you support? (Republicans only, candidates' names read to respondent to select.)
Rudy Giuliani 51%
John McCain 15%
George Pataki 7%
Mitt Romney 3%
Newt Gingrich 2%
Bill Frist 2%
Rick Santorum 1%
George Allen 1%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Undecided 17%

32. For the 2008 Republican Presidential Nomination whom would you support? (Republicans only, candidates' names read to respondent to select. Giuliani excluded)
John McCain 34%
George Pataki 10%
Mitt Romney 5%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Bill Frist 4%
Rick Santorum 2%
George Allen 1%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Undecided 39%

33. Would you like to see Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice run for President in 2008? (Republicans only.)
Yes 40%
No 34%
Undecided 26%

34. If Condoleeza Rice were to run for President in 2008, whom would you support for the Republican nomination in 2008? (Republicans only, candidates' names read to respondent to select.)
Rudy Giuliani 48%
John McCain 10%
Condoleezza Rice 10%
George Pataki 5%
Mitt Romney 4%
Newt Gingrich 3%
Bill Frist 2%
Rick Santorum 1%
George Allen 1%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Undecided 15%

35. If Condoleeza Rice were to run for President in 2008, whom would you support for the Republican nomination in 2008? (Republicans only, candidates' names read to respondent to select. Giuliani Excluded.)
John McCain 30%
Condoleezza Rice 15%
George Pataki 9%
Mitt Romney 5%
Newt Gingrich 3%
Bill Frist 3%
Rick Santorum 1%
George Allen 1%
Chuck Hagel 1%
Undecided 32%

36. For the 2008 Democratic Presidential Nomination whom would you support? (Democrats only, candidates' names read to respondent to select.)
Hillary Clinton 42%
Al Gore 15%
John Edwards 11%
John Kerry 6%
Wesley Clark 4%
Joseph Biden 3%
Russ Feingold 3%
Ed Rendell 1%
Evan Bayh 1%
Tom Vilsak 1%
Mark Warner 1%
Bill Richardson 1%
Barbara Boxer 1%
Undecided 10%


9 posted on 03/02/2006 6:28:40 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: areafiftyone

This is sort of like winning the ugly dog contest.


10 posted on 03/02/2006 6:30:02 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: areafiftyone
Hillaroo's got quite a few more skeletons in her closet than the average politician.

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11 posted on 03/02/2006 6:30:14 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots

ha - buddy the dog is on the list. has socks died yet?


12 posted on 03/02/2006 6:33:58 AM PST by philsfan24
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To: areafiftyone

Beelzebub polls higher than Hillary.


13 posted on 03/02/2006 6:34:03 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: philsfan24
ha - buddy the dog is on the list. has socks died yet?

I know. I was going to take him off, but what the heck...

14 posted on 03/02/2006 6:39:24 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: areafiftyone

Probably be even higher after the news that the Toons took (and maybe are taking now?) money from Dubai.


15 posted on 03/02/2006 6:42:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: areafiftyone

Responding to goofy "polls" sure does make "americans" feel god-like.


16 posted on 03/02/2006 6:48:27 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (We did not lose in Vietnam. We left.)
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To: areafiftyone; metmom

Interesting results. The stats on Bush, Schumer, and Clinton all indicate a left lean but look at the opinion of those same people on the UAE port issue and terrorism.

(*rem*=*term* fingers typing too fast. Spell check is my friend,...)

Speaking of spell check, someone ought to learn how to spell *Schumer*.


17 posted on 03/02/2006 6:49:12 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: areafiftyone

New York is Stuck On Stupid!


18 posted on 03/02/2006 7:05:04 AM PST by Gritty (We are winning because liberals are insane,not because we are a smooth-running operation-Ann Coulter)
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To: Gritty

I live in NYC and I can't argue with you. You are right!


19 posted on 03/02/2006 7:36:13 AM PST by areafiftyone (Politicians Are Like Diapers, Both Need To Be Changed Often And For The Same Reason!)
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To: metmom
Good analogy. I was trying to think of an appropriate analogy but couldn't come up with one that wouldn't get the post deleted.

Heh, my reaction to the comparison between Schumer and Hillary must be the same, something like a choice between poop and puke.

20 posted on 03/02/2006 8:16:54 AM PST by Max in Utah (muhammed-- Satan's stepson)
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To: areafiftyone
Schumer is a local boy with local values, local interests and a local perspective. His politics are awful, of course, but he's not a phony.

Hillary is a cosmically corrupt, sickeningly opportunistic interloper who wouldn't know how to pronounce Houston Street on a bet.

Do I prefer Chuckie to ThatWoman? Of course.

Do I LIKE Chuckie? Of course not.

21 posted on 03/02/2006 11:49:24 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Dilbert56
Means absolutely nothing. Hillary would carry New York and get its electoral votes.

Not if her opponent is Rudy.

22 posted on 03/02/2006 12:29:40 PM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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To: NativeNewYorker

Exactly. Well said.


23 posted on 03/02/2006 12:31:42 PM PST by Mia T (Stop Clintons' Undermining Machinations (The acronym is the message.))
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