Poll: Spitzer Down

A Quinnipiac poll released today shows Eliot Spitzer’s job approval rating having dropped significantly, despite the fact that a majority of respondents still find him “trustworthy.”

In June, before the governor’s top aides were found to have used the state police to gather travel information about Joe Bruno in order to plant unfavorable stories about him, Spitzer’s approval-disapproval rating was 60 to 22 percent. Today, it’s 48 to 28 percent.

In terms of being “honest” and “trustworthy,” Spitzer is at 58 to 26 percent, compared, for the sake of reference, to Andrew Cuomo’s rating, which is 58 to 20. Also on the bright side for Spitzer, there was this question: Who would make a better governor, Spitzer or Cuomo? Democrats prefer Spitzer, 51 to 29 percent. Republicans say the same thing, by a margin of 42 to 25. Overall the number 45 to 25, with 30 percent undecided.