Siena Research Institute
Will Eric Holder seek the death penalty against the surviving Boston bomber suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev? [Reid PIllifant]
Chuck Grassley got into a heated exchange with Chuck Schumer, denying he ever linked the Boston bombing to immigration reform. [Reid Pillifant]
Fred Dicker has a revelation about Andrew Cuomo's trustworthiness. [Azi Paybarah]
Establishing term limits for state legislators is the most popular solution to fighting corruption in the New York State legislature. Term limits also has absolutely zero chance of becoming law.
Freshman Republican Michael Grimm, who has faced a series of alleged scandals connected to his fund-raising, his work as an F.B.I. agent, and his private sector connections, has widened his lead over his little-known Democratic challenger, Mark Murphy, according to a new Siena poll.
Grimm now leads Murphy by 18 points, 52-34, with 14 percent undecided, among likely voters in the 11th district that includes Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn.
Newly released Siena polls of two competitive State Senate races show the Democrat leading in one and the Republican leading in the other.
"He seems to have, every other week, another problem," Doherty said. "It just keeps popping up...If you're reasonable, you have to ask, 'What's the new problem? What's going on here?' "
A Siena Research Institute poll released Monday morning finds support for Governor Andrew Cuomo, the legalization of medical marijuana, a minimum wage hike, and the re-election of Kirsten Gillibrand remains strong.(2)
A Siena poll released today had good news for Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose job-approval rating remains high, as two of his major policy projects picked up steam.
Democratic congressional candidate David Weprin is trailing his Republican opponent by six percentage points in a new Siena poll of likely voters. But the survey also showed 49 percent of the likely voters in the district predicting that Weprin will win, as opposed to 38 percent who say Turner will.
(I'm not sure what that second part proves, other than that people in the Ninth just find it hard to imagine that a Republican can win there, or maybe that Turner's supporters are, for whatever reason, more fatalistic people than Weprin's.)