Polling the Pollsters

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

One recent poll shows Andrew Cuomo with more than a thirty point lead over Carl Paladino, his opponent in the NY gubernatorial race -- while a different poll last week showed just six points between the candidates. The directors of the Quinnipiac, Marist and Siena polls talk about why they’re getting such different results.  Plus: the debate over requiring companies to offer their employees paid sick leave; reflecting on President Obama’s stimulus plan; and the flakiness sweeping New York’s social scene.

Polling Roundtable

Maurice CarrollQuinnipiac University Polling Institute Director; Dr. Don Levy, Director of  the Siena Research Institute; and Lee Miringoff, Director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion (MIPO), talk about polling results in the New York State gubernatorial race and why they might see different results.

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Debating Paid Sick Leave

The city council is considering legislation requiring companies to offer their employees paid sick leave. Kathryn Wylde, president and CEO of the Partnership for New York City, and Dan MorrisDrum Major Institute communications director, debate the issue.

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Faith in POM

Edward Wyatt, business reporter for The New York Times talks about the FTC charges against POM juice.

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30 Issues in 30 Days: The Federal Stimulus

Dan Gross, columnist and economic editor at Yahoo Finance, and Stephen Moore, senior economics writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of The End of Prosperity debate the pros and cons of the federal stimulus package.  

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Hevesi Plea Deal?

Ken Lovett, Albany bureau chief for the New York Daily News, talks about reports that former state Controller Alan Hevesi will plead guilty to a felony corruption charge over his office's handling of the state pension fund.

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Something Just Came Up…

Leon Neyfakh, technology reporter at the New York Observer, discusses his article exposing the flakiness epidemic sweeping the New York social scene.

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