By a 46-43 percent margin, voters said New York is headed in the wrong direction rather than on the right track—the highest since November 2011, a Siena College poll said today.
In January 2012, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s first year in office, a Siena poll said 51 percent of New Yorkers thought the state was headed in the right direction compared to 38 percent who said it was going in the wrong direction.
Last year, right track beat out wrong direction 47 percent to 40 percent.
The numbers were stark depending on the region of the state. New York City voters had a 51 percent to 32 percent right track-wrong track. Upstate, it was more than flipped: 62 percent wrong track and 34 percent right track.
“For the first time since November 2011, more voters now say the state is headed in the wrong direction,” Siena College pollster Stephen Greenberg said. “Downstaters continue to see the state on the right track, however, upstaters have turned even more negative, now saying the state is headed in the wrong direction by an almost two-to-one margin.”