Poll: Spitzer Should Clear the Air

According to a Quinnipiac poll released today, Eliot Spitzer’s approval rating is 47 – 34 percent, down slightly from 48 – 28 in July.

By a 78 – 17 percent margin, voters in the survey said Spitzer should testify under oath about what he knows about his aides plan to use the state police to create records of Joe Bruno’s use of state aircraft. 56 – 25 percent, voters believe Spitzer knew what his aides were doing.

Voters approve 62 – 17 percent Andrew Cuomo’s handling of his job overall. When asked about Cuomo’s handling of the investigation into Spitzer’s office, the approval rating dips slightly to 52 – 21 percent. (55 – 27 among Democrats, and 47 – 39 among Democrats).

It’s also worth noting the six-day survey by Quinnipiac (September 24 to 30th) was started on the day the Albany County District Attorney released his report clearing Spitzer’s aides of any criminal wrongdoing.