Poll: 55% of New Yorkers Want Hillary to Move On

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

According to the latest Marist poll, 55% of New York voters want President-elect Obama to choose Hillary Clinton as his Secretary of State. While just 31% think Clinton should remain in the U.S. Senate and 14% aren’t quite sure.

To fill her seat, 43% of voters think Gov. David Paterson should appoint State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. While Rep. Nydia Velazquez and Rep. Nita Lowey tie for a distant second with 5% each.

The poll suggests New Yorkers believe Clinton would be a capable Secretary of State, but the results also seem to suggest most New Yorkers aren’t particularly attached to Clinton

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5 Responses to Poll: 55% of New Yorkers Want Hillary to Move On

  1. DMason says:

    I don’t think anyone would “miss” Hillary Clinton. She’s not exactly a warm and endearing person and most see her as rather cold and calculating. The primary certainly helped pull back the curtain and reveal her to a larger number of people who didn’t really know her before.

  2. Rachel says:

    AG Andrew Cuomo? I think he would be a great replacement for Hillary’s senate seat. I never thought of him but he’s a real New Yorker and a real liberal. Not a carpetbagging DINO Dem like Hillary.

  3. Jujubee says:

    Cuomo would make a wonderful senator.

    He’s very smart, his pedigree is perfect and he knows his way around the halls of power.

  4. Dick Small says:

    I’d love Hillary to move on.

  5. libhomo says:

    Andrew Cuomo is an empty suit. He trades on his father’s name, but is nothing compared to him. Besides, we need to get nepotism out of politics.

    I hope Obama doesn’t pick Ms. Clinton. I don’t want a pro war Christian fundamentalist as Secretary of State.

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