Streams

Poll: NYers Have Obama Beating Romney, All Republicans by at Least 25 Points

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A new Siena poll of registered New York voters has Barack Obama beating Republican front-runner Mitt Romney by 25 points, and the president's favorability rating at its highest point since July.

Fifty-nine percent of voters said they would go to the polls for Obama next November, compared to 34 percent who say they'd go for Romney.

The results of Siena's "generic re-elect poll," in which voters are asked whether they would prefer to re-elect Obama or vote for "someone else," illustrate New Yorkers' continued disappointment with Republican challengers: the president beats Romney by 25 points, but only beats "someone else" by 19 points.

The healthy margin of victory for Obama in blue New York isn't the only good news for the president. Obama enjoys a 57 percent favorability rating, up from 55 percent last month, and his job performance rating is at 43 percent, up from 38 percent last month.

“His favorability is the highest it has been since July," said Siena pollster Steven Greenberg. "He is back over 50 percent on the generic re-elect for the first time since June, and he leads Romney by 25 points, with five other Republicans finishing even further back.

"Obama has majority support in every region of the state against all six [Republicans]," Greenberg continued.

A majority of New York Republicans—57 percent—believe Mitt Romney will win the GOP nomination. Only 32 percent say they support the Massachusetts governor's primary bid.

Tags:

More in:

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Comments [2]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

The poll is a pathetic statement about this dump.

Nov. 16 2011 08:56 AM

Dear Mr. Reader;

Ran out of ideas for a column, huh?

Not to worry. It happens.

Nov. 16 2011 07:49 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.

Sponsored

About It's A Free Country ®

Archive of It's A Free Country articles and posts. Visit the It's A Free Country Home Page for lots more.

Supported by

WNYC is supported by the Charles H. Revson Foundation: Because a great city needs an informed and engaged public.  Learn more at revsonfoundation.org.

Feeds

Supported by