David Paterson’s support dropped considerably in the last 48 hours, but a plurality of voters still want him in office.
A new Quinnipiac poll found 46 percent of New York voters say he should finish his term; 42 percent think he shouldn’t. Just two days ago, 61 percent thought he should stay.
Today’s numbers come despite a majority of voters disapproving of Paterson’s job performance. Only 21 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing; 61 percent disapprove.
Perhaps that’s because voters seem skeptical about his replacement—37 percent thought Mr. Paterson will do a better job than Lieutenant Governor Dick Ravitch would, compared to only 32 percent who think Ravitch would do better. But 31 percent said they’re undecided.