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Challenger Antonio Delgado and Rep. John Faso
Composite photo by Allison Dunne & Dave Lucas/WAMC

First-term Republican Congressman John Faso holds a slim lead in New York’s 19th Congressional district, according to a Siena College/Spectrum poll released Thursday night.


WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the Siena poll released Thursday, which shows Republican incumbent Congressman John Faso five points ahead of Democratic challenger Antonio Delgado in New York's 19th district race. Dr. Chartock also discusses the anti-immigation protests in Germany.

Siena College Research Institute has extensively polled New Yorkers on political views and economic behavior, but one of the latest surveys trends a bit mundane: asking citizens about everyday life. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with pollster Don Levy.

Many New Yorkers believe doctors are to blame for the opioid epidemic gripping their communities and the nation, according to a Siena College poll released Sunday.

Part two of a new Siena Research Institute poll released this week finds Governor Andrew Cuomo enjoying his best favorability rating in years. The poll also measured New Yorkers' feelings about the new tax law. 

MLK Memorial
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A new Siena Research Institute poll released on this Martin Luther King Day surveyed New Yorkers on race relations, discrimination and sexual harassment. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with pollster Steve Greenberg.


Consumer confidence in New York is on the rise, according to a survey released Thursday.

A new poll shows a drop in consumer confidence across New York state.

The Siena College Research Institute poll released Wednesday pegs overall confidence at 90.5 in the third quarter, down from 92.1 in the second quarter.  

Corey Ellis with Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Voters in the city of Albany have made their choices in the pivotal primary election.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

It’s all about turnout in today’s pivotal Albany primaries. Candidates relish the final showdown.

Democrats Sheehan, Commisso and McLaughlin
Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

One day before votes are cast in the key Democratic primary, a new poll shows Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan holding strong.

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

A new poll finds that New Yorkers do not think Confederate statues and memorials should be taken down. And they believe the country is headed in the wrong direction under President Donald Trump.  

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

A new Siena College poll shows that while Governor Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating has slightly recovered, mass transit and taxes have rankled New Yorkers.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

The second voter survey in two weeks shows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s job approval rating plummeting to near record lows.

Poll: New Yorkers Don't Like Trump, Congress

May 25, 2017
Donald Trump at the Flynn Theatre
Pat Bradley/WAMC

President Trump, who’s never been very popular in New York, has reached an all-time low in the opinions of voters, according to a new poll. According to the Siena College survey, Trump is viewed unfavorably by around tw- thirds of New Yorkers, 65 percent, with only his core base of some of the state’s Republicans still standing by the president. 63 percent of registered GOP members surveyed believe Trump is doing an excellent or good job in office. Only around a quarter of New Yorkers overall like the president’s job performance, and 57 percent say he’s doing a “poor job” in office, says Siena’s Steve Greenberg.

When the failed Republican American Health Care Act was pulled from the House on Friday, there was a collective sigh of relief among Obamacare supporters and participants. Lack of popular support for the measure is reflected in a new Siena College poll.

The New York State Capitol
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A new Siena Research Institute poll out this morning finds many of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s legislative proposals are widely supported by New Yorkers. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas discussed some of the results with pollster Steve Greenberg.

Cyberbullying can take many forms — and inflict plenty of damage. A new Siena Research Institute poll finds 22 percent of area teens experience cyberbullying.

New York’s middle class is struggling to afford basic necessities as retirement is becoming an illusion for them. That's the finding of an AARP-commissioned Siena College poll.

Poll Shows Faso, Teachout Are Neck And Neck

Sep 28, 2016

The race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York’s 19th Congressional District is neck and neck. That’s according to a Time Warner Cable News/Siena College poll that shows Republican John Faso with a 1-point lead over Democrat Zephyr Teachout.

Clinton Ahead In Blue New York

Sep 20, 2016

A new poll shows that Hillary Clinton is still far ahead of Donald Trump among New York voters, but Clinton has some weak points.

NYS Legislature Is More Popular, Poll Finds

Sep 20, 2016

The New York State Legislature is more popular these days, according to a Siena College poll.

WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

Two weeks after lawmakers left Albany, New Yorkers still have their doubts when it comes to ethics reform in the state legislature.

Poll: Clinton Leading Sanders In New York, 52-42

Apr 13, 2016

A new poll by Siena College finds Bernie Sanders has narrowed the gap with Hillary Clinton in the New York presidential primary race. As Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports, Sanders has pulled to within 52 percent to 42 percent, but Clinton leads in key voting regions. On the Republican side, Donald Trump has a commanding lead before Tuesday's primary.

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Governor Cuomo, five years into his term in office, has reached a plateau with voters. About half still like and support him, the other half have reservations.

WAMC composite photo by Dave Lucas

New Yorkers are split on how well their governor is doing , but, when it comes down to issues, clear majorities emerge.

Collar City voters will vote tomorrow on a proposed Troy Public Library budget and elect new members to the board of trustees.


A new Siena poll shows Donald Trump as the favorite among New York Republicans, but perhaps more telling, Hillary Clinton is being viewed unfavorably among state voters for the first time ever. 

WAMC Composite Photo by Dave Lucas

Pope Francis is set to land in New York next week. On the eve of his visit, a new Siena poll shows the pontiff's favorability rating soaring.

Cuomo Lagging In Latest Siena Poll

May 26, 2015
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

A new poll finds Governor Andrew Cuomo with the lowest approval ratings since he took office, in a year where corruption scandals have dominated news at the Capitol.