A Quinnipiac University poll shows New Yorkers don’t want Gov. David Paterson to quit. They also don’t want his political rival, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, to investigate the scandal that could sink the governor.
The poll finds that 61 percent of voters don’t want Paterson to resign because of the scandal. He’s accused of trying to persuade a woman to drop accusations of domestic violence against one of his most trusted aides. The poll released today showed even most women don’t want Paterson to quit.
Sixty-one percent of voters prefer an investigation by an independent prosecutor rather than Cuomo, a popular Democrat expected to run for governor.
Quinnipiac questioned 1,237 registered voters Monday and Tuesday. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points.
Meanwhile, in a dailygazette.com poll, 58 percent of nearly 500 voters said Paterson should step down, while 42 percent said he should remain in office.