Anyone who reads the In Box knows that I’m a poll junky. I study them obsessively.
I’m fascinated by what they do (and don’t) tell us about the American people, and I think there’s good evidence that they’re a...
Albany, NY, Sep 13, 2012 — The natural gas industry sees hopeful signs in a new poll that finds more New Yorkers now support hydraulic fracturing. A Quinnipiac University survey also finds Upstate New Yorkers, who live where the gas drilling process would occur, back fracking in greater numbers. Go to full article
Albany, NY, Jan 21, 2011 — Governor Andrew Cuomo is at the highest point of popularity since he first took political office four years ago. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, the governor's standing could decline when he releases his budget plan in less than two weeks. Go to full article
Mar 13, 2009 — Democrat Scott Murphy has closed to within five points of Republican frontrunner Jim Tedisco in the 20th congressional district race. Steven Greenberg with Siena College says the race is now "too close to call." The influential Rothenberg Report now calls the race a "toss-up." Scott Murphy, a political newcomer from Glens Falls, has nearly erased what was a 20-point gap just a month ago. Tedisco, the top Republican in the state Assembly, is scrambling to retool his campaign and his TV ads. With just two weeks left to go in this race, Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the poll numbers and what they mean. Go to full article
Jun 20, 2005 — The New York State legislature has yet to agree on a play to reform voting practices in the state, though leaders of a joint conference committee say they are hopeful an accord can be reached in time for the end of the session. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 12, 2005 — Governor Pataki has until the end of the day Tuesday to make up his mind about whether to veto parts of the legislature's budget. A new poll out Monday evening finds New Yorkers want the increasingly unpopular New York Governor to accept the legislature's budget and move on. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
Nov 02, 2004 — John Zogby is president and CEO of Zogby International. Four years ago, most polls predicted a win for George W. Bush. Zogby polls showed the race tightening, with the gap closing in the final hours. That was 2000. This year, Zogby says, is even tighter, too close to call. Zogby was in Potsdam October 25, talking about this campaign, which he calls "the Armageddon election" - the final battle, the end of the world - because of the extreme divide in the nation. After his talk, he took questions about iussues, and about polls themselves. Go to full article