Poll: Paterson’s Approval Rating Still Low

ALBANY—Familiar bad news for David Paterson: his approval rating still isn’t rising, according to a just-released poll.

Marist College found that 20 percent of voters approve of the way the incumbent Democrat is doing his job, compared to 22 percent in a Siena poll in July and 21 percent in a Marist Poll in June. All results are within these polls’ margin of error.

Additionally, the poll finds 68 percent of voters surveyed disagree with Paterson’s handling of the state budget, and 66 percent of voters surveyed offered disapproval with how the governor is handling the economic crisis.

Below, Marist pollster Lee Miringoff explains the findings.