The White House is urging Governor David Paterson not to run for office next year, but what do New York State voters think? 62% say the Obama Administration is wrong to suggest the governor should not run while 27% think Washington is well within its rights to get involved. 11% are unsure. Even a majority — 51% — of Democrats believes the Administration is meddling. 77% of Republicans and 64% of non-enrolled voters agree.
Do voters change their minds if presented with the possibility that Paterson’s candidacy could have a negative impact on other Democrats running for office in New York State? The electorate does not waiver. 60% of registered voters say the White House should not have suggested that Paterson give up his gubernatorial aspirations even if this is the case. 30% of voters, on the other hand, believe this would be a reason for the Obama Administration to speak out. CONTINUES HERE