The Campaign Spot

Who Wants David Paterson to Stay?

Quinnipiac reports “a significant 48-hour drop in support” for Gov. David Paterson, Democrat of New York, and my first thought is, how much further does it have to fall?

Their latest numbers:

In a significant 48-hour drop in support, New York State voters say 46 – 42 percent that Gov. David Paterson should finish his term rather than resign, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.  Another 12 percent are undecided.

Today’s finding is a substantial drop from the 61 – 31 percent support for Gov. Paterson serving out the year in a March 3 survey by the independent Quinnipiac University.  

The guy who replaced the guy who hired prostitutes has been found taking gifts and allegedly intimidating a witness. How bad can the next guy in line be? You would think Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch came to the job after running the New York Knicks for the past few years.