It’s just due diligence at this point, but Governor Paterson’s latest Quinnipiac poll numbers are as bad as ever: 21 percent job approval, 61 percent disapproval. But voters still don’t want him to quit — in fact, that number went up a little, from 46 to 50 percent in favor of Paterson toughing it out, since Quinnipiac last asked about it five days ago.
Voters also prefer Paterson running the state to his presumed successor, Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch, though that may be because 80 percent of them say they don’t know enough about Ravitch to form an opinion — up from 78 percent. Guess they don’t read the papers, online or off. But who can blame them?