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Nov. 7 Election

November 8, 2006

What New York voters said at the polls

Unhappy with president

Three in four New York voters said they disapprove of the way President Bush is handling his job, compared with three in five voters nationally. More than half of New York voters said they strongly disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job. Those voters cast their ballots overwhelmingly for Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Eliot Spitzer.



Disapproving of Iraq

Three-fourths of New York voters said they disapprove of the war in Iraq, and more than half strongly disapprove. Two-thirds said they believe the war in Iraq is separate from the war on terrorism.

Three-fourths of New York voters said they are very worried or somewhat worried that there will be another major terrorist attack in the United States, and more than half said the country is less safe from terrorism than before

Sept. 11, 2001.

Economy a concern

Four out of five New York voters said they are very worried or somewhat worried about the state of the nation’s economy in the next few years.



Some carry it all

Democrats Clinton, running for re-election to the U.S. Senate, and Spitzer, running for governor, carried every region of the state: New York City, Long Island, the lower Hudson Valley and rural and urban upstate areas.



A good president?

Three in five New York voters said they think Clinton would make a good president. Less than half said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani would make a good president, and just one in eight said the same about Gov. George Pataki. In a head-to-head matchup, New York voters preferred Clinton over Giuliani for president by a 2-1 ratio.

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