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2014 Voice of the Voter Poll Results

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The complete results from the 2014 poll conducted by Mason-Dixon for the Voice of the Voter partners in Rochester, NY.
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    Monroe County Voice of the Voters Poll 500 registered voters interviewed by telephone (both landline and cellphone), October 13-16, 2014 by Mason-Dixon Polling & Research, Inc. of Washington, D.C. The margin for error is plus or minus 4.5%. QUESTION: Now I’d like to read a brief list of public officials and institutions. After I read each, please tell me if you would rate their job performance as excellent, good, just fair or poor? The first/next is: ___________________    E   X   C   E   L   L   E   N   T   G   O   O   D   T   O   T   A   L   P   O   S   I   T   I   V   E   J   U   S   T   F   A   I   R   P   O   O   R   T   O   T   A   L   N   E   G   A   T   I   V   E   N   O   T   S   U   R   E ROCHESTER MAYOR LOVELY WARREN 3% 22% 25% 43% 20% 63% 12% MONROE COUNTY EXECUTIVE MAGGIE BROOKS 6% 37% 43% 32% 25% 57% - ROCHESTER SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT 5% 21% 26% 27% 31% 58% 16% BOLGEN VARGAS 0% PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA 10% 34% 44% 16% 40% 56% - GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO 15% 32% 47% 29% 22% 51% 2% NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY 3% 17% 20% 47% 26% 73% 7% NEW YORK STATE SENATE 1% 20% 21% 47% 27% 74% 5% UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1% 21% 22% 35% 40% 75% 3% UNITED STATES SENATE - 18% 18% 38% 41% 79% 3% QUESTION: Generally, do you think that the United States is heading in the right direction, or are things on the wrong track? RIGHT DIRECTION 28% WRONG TRACK 64% NOT SURE 8% QUESTION: Generally, do you think that New York State is heading in the right direction, or are things on the wrong track? RIGHT DIRECTION 40% WRONG TRACK 55% NOT SURE 5%  VOICE OF THE VOTER - MONROE COUNTY, NY OCTOBER 2014 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research 2 QUESTION: Generally, do you think that Monroe County is heading in the right direction, or are things on the wrong track? RIGHT DIRECTION 48% WRONG TRACK 42% NOT SURE 10% QUESTION: And generally, do you think that the City of Rochester is heading in the right direction, or are things on the wrong track? RIGHT DIRECTION 39% WRONG TRACK 47% NOT SURE 14% MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES: COUNTRY QUESTION: What do you feel is the most important issue facing the country today? [NOT READ] JOBS AND THE ECONOMY 22% ISIS/IRAQ/TERRORISM 28% EBOLA 22% HEALTH CARE 7% ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION 5% MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY 1% TAXES & GOVERNMENT SPENDING 4% MORAL & FAMILY VALUES 4% SOCIAL ISSUES/POVERTY 2% ENERGY AND GAS PRICES 1%- ENVIRONMENT – GLOBAL WARMING 2% OTHER 1% DON'T KNOW/REFUSED 1%  VOICE OF THE VOTER - MONROE COUNTY, NY OCTOBER 2014 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research 3 MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES: STATE QUESTION: What do you feel is the most important issue facing New York State today? [NOT READ] POOR ECONOMY- SUSTAINING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-JOBS 35% HIGH TAXES AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING 31% EDUCATION ISSUES 8% DYSFUNCTION IN ALBANY/ ETHICS/ PARTISAN POLITICS/POOR LEADERSHIP 6% HEALTH CARE 5% CRIME / DRUGS 3% PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT/HYDROFRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS 2% MANAGING GROWTH-SPRAWL- DEVELOPMENT 1% TRAFFIC-ROADS-TRANSPORTATION ISSUES 1% QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY 1% MORAL ISSUES/FAMILY VALUES/SOCIAL ISSUES 1% OTHER 4% NOT SURE 3% MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES: LOCAL QUESTION: What do you feel is the most important local issue facing Monroe County and the City of Rochester today? [NOT READ] POOR ECONOMY- SUSTAINING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-JOBS 33% HIGH TAXES AND GOVERNMENT SPENDING 18% EDUCATION ISSUES 13% CRIME / DRUGS 11% TRAFFIC-ROADS-TRANSPORTATION ISSUES 4% MANAGING GROWTH/SPRAWL/ 3% MORAL ISSUES/FAMILY VALUES/SOCIAL ISSUES 3% REVITALIZE/DEVELOP DOWNTOWN ROCHESTER 2% QUALITY OF LIFE IN OUR COMMUNITY 2% PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT/HYDROFRACKING FOR NATURAL GAS 1% HEALTH CARE 1% CIVIL RIGHTS / RACE RELATIONS - OTHER 4% NOT SURE 5%  VOICE OF THE VOTER - MONROE COUNTY, NY OCTOBER 2014 Mason-Dixon Polling & Research 4 HEALTH CARE: QUESTION: So far, would you say the health care law has directly helped you and your family, directly hurt you and your family, or has it not had a direct impact? HELPED 17% HURT 33% NO IMPACT 49% BOTH - NOT SURE 1% FRACKING: QUESTION: Do you think that New York state’s decision to approve or prohibit fracking for natural gas is being delayed for political purposes? YES 63% NO 26% NOT SURE 11% CASINOS: QUESTION: Do you support or oppose a Native American Casino being built and operated in Monroe County? SUPPORT 39% OPPOSE 52% UNDECIDED 9% BILLS STADIUM & PUBLIC FUNDS: QUESTION: Do you support or oppose the use of New York State public funds being used to help construct a new stadium for the Buffalo Bills   SUPPORT 24% OPPOSE 71% UNDECIDED 5%
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