Poll: Majority Disagree with White House Meddling, Although They Kind of Feel the Same Way About Paterson

ALBANY—A new poll finds that 62 percent of New Yorkers think the White House was “wrong” to suggest David Paterson step aside, even given his consistent weakness and a consensus that he will hurt the ticket.

Paterson is being openly defiant for now. Since last week, Paterson’s approval rating has fallen three points to 17 percent and Obama’s approval rating has slipped 5 points to 52 percent.

However, the poll, conducted by Marist College, found that only one in four of the 616 registered voters surveyed want Paterson to run next year.

Below, pollster Lee Miringoff discusses the results: