Poll: Paterson Stabilizes as Public Anger Shifts to the Senate

ALBANY—David Paterson’s poll numbers have climbed slightly, for the second month in a row, as voters surveyed in a poll released today perceive him as having acted appropriately during the month-long State Senate squabble.
Thirty-six percent of the 623 registered voters surveyed by the Siena Research Institute have a favorable impression of Paterson, up five points from a month ago, and 22 percent approve of the way he is doing his job, a two-point bump from June.
Sixty-four percent of people thought Paterson had some role in resolving the State Senate quagmire, which 77 percent of voters said made them “angry that the senators wasted more than a month of valuable time accomplishing nothing.

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