Poll: New Yorkers Think Highly of Paterson

David Paterson is favorably viewed by 58 percent of voters, and unfavorably by only 10 percent, according to a new Siena poll out this morning. Sixty percent of voters also think that the change from Eliot Spitzer to Paterson will be good for the state.

The poll was conducted between March 17 and 21, over the course of last week, while news of Paterson’s own extramarital affairs was surfacing. A Siena pollster is quoted as saying that the opinions of respondents did not change as the survey went on.