New Yorkers To Spitzer: Take the Stand


Seventy eight percent of New York State voters say that Gov. Eliot Spitzer should testify under oath about what he knew about the Troopergate scandal, according to a poll released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University.

Also Spitzer’s steamroller quotient is down. In one of the weirder poll questions, only 45 percent of 1,504 people polled say Spitzer is a steamroller. That’s down from 50 percent in June.

Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll also asked “How about that other investigation—into Alan Hevesi’s investments as State Comptroller and fees collected by his campaign manager? Most New Yorkers don’t know much about it but they believe there was some sort of wrongdoing.”

A total of 76 percent of voters polled said “very likely” or “somewhat likely” that Hevesi and Hank Morris, a political advisor to Hevesi, did something wrong when Morris collected more than $25 million in “referral fees” for directing companies to the state pension trough. Here’s a story from the New York Times but the NY Post has been all over the story with a slew of good follows here and here.

A whopping 79 percent of those polled also said that the state Comptroller should share oversight of the investing of the state’s $150 billion pension fund with a larger body.

You can read the entire Quinnipiac poll here.