There are several states on the national electoral map that are, with rare exception, “gimmes” for Democratic candidates. Among them are California and New York.
Which makes the findings of the latest Quinnipiac University poll
a “rare exception.” For the first time since President Obama took the
oath of office, his disapproval rating among Empire State residents is
higher than his approval rating. Of 1,640 registered voters queried in
the survey, 45% said they approve of the job the president is doing,
while 49% said they disapprove.
The findings represent a sharp turnaround from June, when Obama’s
approval rating among New Yorkers was in very positive territory, 57%
In the 2008 presidential election, Obama carried New York with 63% of the vote. (Continues here)