Poll: Blame (Mostly) Republicans if Major Legislation Fails in Albany

New York voters will blame Republicans in the State Senate if, by the end of the legislative session, a tax cap, more disclosure rules for lawmakers, and same-sex marriage are not enacted. That’s according to a poll this morning by Siena College.

If independent redistricting is not passed, voters say they will mostly blame Republicans in the State Senate, but also, Democrats who control the Assembly.

The numbers give Governor Cuomo added leverage going into the final days of the legislative session, where, despite conceptual agreements on some of these issues, nothing has been officially approved and signed into law.

Here are some numbers:

67-28 support property tax cap

36-26 if it fails, voters will blame Senate Republicans / Assembly Democrats

 

55-40 support same-sex marriage

57-10 if it fails, voters will blame Senate Republicans / Assembly Democrats

 

49-32 support independent redistricting

28-25 if it fails, voters will blame Senate Republicans / Assembly Democrats

 

81-15 support full disclosure of legislators outside sources of income

34-22 if it fails, voters will blame Senate Republican / Assembly Democrats

 

Poll: Blame (Mostly) Republicans if Major Legislation Fails in Albany