U.S. Senate Race
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has a 60 - 21 percent approval rating, her highest score ever and topping her previous high of 54 - 22 percent in a June 29, 2011, Quinnipiac University poll. Today, approval is 77 - 6 percent among Democrats and 58 - 21 percent among independent voters. Republicans disapprove 49 - 36 percent. Men approve 57 - 26 percent while women approve 63 - 16 percent.
Gillibrand leads possible Republican challengers by margins of 2-1 or higher:
57 - 27 percent over Brooklyn/Queens U.S. Rep. Robert Turner;
57 - 23 percent over Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos;
58 - 25 percent over businesswoman Wendy Long.
In the Senate primary, 57 percent of Republicans are undecided. Turner has 19 percent, followed by Long with 11 percent and Maragos with 7 percent.
"If a happy campaign is one with a lot of opponents, even happier is one with a lot of anonymous opponents," Carroll said. "Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's three opponents, so far, fall short of even the generic GOP vote. But it's seven long months until Election Day."
From March 28 - April 2, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,597 New York State voters with a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones. The survey includes 372 likely Republican primary voters with a margin of error of +/- 5.1 percent. http://www.quinnipiac.edu/institutes-and-centers/polling-institute/new-york-state/release-detail?ReleaseID=1733