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Poll: Bring back Spitzer, say New Yorkers
CNN ^ | May 5, 2009

Posted on 05/05/2009 7:21:38 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

(CNN) — OK — this one's really got to hurt.

A new poll suggests that a majority of New Yorkers would prefer to have disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer in office right now instead of the current governor, David Paterson.

And the Marist College poll, released Monday, indicates that less than 1 in 5 New Yorkers approve of the job Paterson's doing as governor. Paterson's a Democrat, but even among his own party, only 22 percent think he's doing a good or excellent job in office.

This new Marist poll continues a trend seen in other recent surveys of New York voters that indicate Paterson's numbers are plummeting.

Two-thirds of those polled say Paterson doesn't have what it takes to lead the state.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: eliotspitzer; newyork

1 posted on 05/05/2009 7:21:38 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Was Eliot Spitzer convicted of anything? Or did he just resign in disgrace over the hooker thing? Wasn’t sure if he was forced out over criminal charges, or if he can make a political comeback.


2 posted on 05/05/2009 7:22:58 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Sounds pretty racist to me. /s :)


3 posted on 05/05/2009 7:23:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A new poll suggests that a majority of New Yorkers would prefer to have disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer in office right now instead of the current governor, David Paterson.

What do you expect? They voted for Cuomo for AG when he had almost NO experience as an attorney. And, what experience he did have was for only a few months & THAT being 20 years earlier.

4 posted on 05/05/2009 7:24:21 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

5 posted on 05/05/2009 7:26:21 AM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
I agree with your sarc response, but it makes me wonder.

Why has there not been any charges of racism here? I expect it, like I expect the sun to rise.

6 posted on 05/05/2009 7:26:44 AM PDT by lormand ("Janet Napolitano should resign or be fired." - Congressman John Carter - My Congresscritter)
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To: Puppage

“What do you expect? They voted for Cuomo for AG when he had almost NO experience as an attorney. And, what experience he did have was for only a few months & THAT being 20 years earlier. “

sad thing is that if Cuomo runs against Paterson in the primary he will win the Governorship (more than likely)


7 posted on 05/05/2009 7:28:52 AM PDT by DM1
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To: NativeNewYorker

Like Spitzer is going to be any better than Patterson. Spitzer is still going to raise taxes, tout gay marriage, and see that New York circles the drain.


8 posted on 05/05/2009 7:29:59 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: lormand

I guess some levels of stupidity are indefensible for even Democrats.


9 posted on 05/05/2009 7:30:13 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

He resigned. No charges were prosecuted. He’d have to get re-elected though. Can’t just unresign, I don’t think.


10 posted on 05/05/2009 7:35:50 AM PDT by y6162
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

New York - the blind leading the blind.


11 posted on 05/05/2009 7:36:07 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Sprechen sie Austrian?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I GIVE UP


12 posted on 05/05/2009 7:36:40 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Patterson is just inept.

It’s clear that his whole political career was a joke.


13 posted on 05/05/2009 7:37:05 AM PDT by y6162
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Racist and pro criminal NYers display their no value re political choices.


14 posted on 05/05/2009 7:37:13 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Does Zer0 have any friends, who are not criminals, foriegn/domestic terrorists, or tax cheats?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
"Was Eliot Spitzer convicted of anything?"

Unfortunately no. Paterson is a disaster, and Spitzer isn't any better. Gay marriage, licenses for illegals, threats and intimidation, as well as his involvement in Troopergate. I live in central NY State, and could only hope that the rest of the State would keep that POS from getting back into office. We managed to finally defeat Mario Cuomo years ago, perhaps we'd be able to get enough votes to defeat Spitzer, especially now that he's been laid bare. Leopards don't change their spots. If people think Spitzer has changed, and somehow he's been humbled, they're wrong.

15 posted on 05/05/2009 7:41:11 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: y6162

He was happy to collect a gov’t check and tour short stay hotels around the state with political appointees!


16 posted on 05/05/2009 7:45:59 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

“He was happy to collect a gov’t check and tour short stay hotels around the state with political appointees!”

On the taxpayers dime..tsk tsk...


17 posted on 05/05/2009 7:52:34 AM PDT by y6162
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Thanks to the many hapless and crooked officials, like Obama, Paterson, Rangel, Napolitano, and Kwame Kilpatrick, the USA’s grand but foolish experiment with political correctness and the pursuit of diversity solely for the sake of diversity will someday come to an end as more and more people realize what a colossal failure it truly is.

Too bad almost everything of value and substance will be destroyed by the time that comes to pass.

18 posted on 05/05/2009 7:55:02 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Suppose you were a clueless idiot, and suppose you were Barack Obama; but I repeat myself)
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To: y6162

As a silver lining to the situation. If we can make it though the next few years in NY AND if the NYRNC can run a decent conservative candidate, we could gain control for the first time in my memeory (excluding RINO’s). This may be a Carter/Reagan moment.


19 posted on 05/05/2009 8:06:50 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

“As a silver lining to the situation...”

I admire your optimism. My advice, though, is to abandon all hope and move to SC where I’m fleeing. (I live in Ct)


20 posted on 05/05/2009 8:29:51 AM PDT by y6162
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The CDC should forget about combatting the swine flu and concentrate on the stupid flu, which has steadily been gaining ground since November of 2008.


21 posted on 05/05/2009 8:35:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (We've gone from Jefferson to the Jeffersons)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Give us Barrabas!
22 posted on 05/05/2009 8:43:48 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama: Chains you can believe in!)
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To: y6162
Patterson is just inept.

No, he's just not subtle. Everything he's fdone is in keeping with Democrap principles. No kowtowing to whats left of the Republicans in NY.

23 posted on 05/05/2009 9:51:02 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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“No, he’s just not subtle”

Ummm .his approval rating is at 19%. A lot of Democrats don’t like what he’s doing either.

The point I was trying to make was Patterson’s career is not about public service, but rather about the perks and power of politics.


24 posted on 05/05/2009 10:25:04 AM PDT by y6162
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Ummm..his approval rating is at 19%

Majorly, thats because he's cranking up taxes in a recession, instead of cutting spending or doing nothing. But thats what you get with dogmatic Democrapic principles; no govt job or program is worth sacrificing , under any circumstance.

Would Spitzer be more popular , faced with this particular budget crisis? I doubt it.

25 posted on 05/05/2009 11:35:19 AM PDT by Nonstatist
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This New York State citizen would prefer to keep incompetent Patterson rather than have that THUG Spitzer back in power, thank you very much.


26 posted on 05/05/2009 5:15:39 PM PDT by Nik Naym (Everyone has a right to my opinion.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

wasnt there a lady that came forward and said spitzer choked her?


27 posted on 05/05/2009 5:37:21 PM PDT by isom35
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