Date: October 12, 2020
Governor Cuomo and County Executive Poloncarz Each Receive High Marks for Job Performance
Buffalo, NY. – Likely Erie County general election voters are overwhelmingly supporting former Vice President Joe Biden by a nearly two-to-one margin over President Donald J. Trump, according to a new poll of 2,028 likely Erie County general election voters released today.
Among likely 2020 general election voters, in a presidential head to head matchup Biden leads Trump by sixty-one percent (61%) to thirty-three percent (33%), with six percent (6%) favoring someone else. In comparison to a similar poll conducted in July 2020, former Vice President Biden has consolidated further support from his earlier lead of fifty-eight percent (58%) to thirty-four percent (34%), with eight percent (8%) then favoring someone else.
Additionally, sixty-one percent (61%) of Erie County residents approve of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s job performance, with thirty-seven percent (37%) rating his performance as excellent and twenty-four percent (24%) as good, while thirty-nine percent (39%) disapprove, with eleven percent (11%) rating his performance as fair and twenty-eight percent (28%) poor.
Also, fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters give County Executive Mark Poloncarz very high marks, with twenty-three percent (23%) rating his performance as excellent and thirty-six percent (36%) as good, while forty-one percent (41%) disapprove, with twenty-eight percent (28%) rating his performance as fair and only thirteen percent (13%) poor.
Conversely, a vast majority of Erie County voters disapprove of President Donald J. Trump’s job performance has done. Only thirty-seven percent (37%) of Erie County residents approve of President Trump’s job performance, with thirty-one percent (31%) rating his performance as excellent and six percent (6%) as good, while sixty-three percent (63%) disapprove, with four percent (4%) rating his performance as fair and fifty-nine percent (59%) – more than half of likely 2020 Erie County general election voters – as poor.
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz stated, “Similar to a poll conducted in July, this poll confirms that the vast majority of Erie County residents support the actions Governor Cuomo and I have taken to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic, address civil unrest and build back our economy. The poll also confirms the strong support that former Vice President Joe Biden has in Erie County, a result I expect to see once all the mail-in ballots are counted after Election Day,” added Poloncarz.
Topline results for the poll:
This poll was conducted on October 6-7, 2020 by automated telephone calls in English to 2,028 Erie County likely 2020 general election voters. Respondents’ answers were by push-button response and sampling was initiated by asking if the respondent was likely to vote in the 2020 general election. It has an overall margin of error of +/- 3.0 percentage points at the 95% confidence level. Data was statistically adjusted by gender, age, and party to ensure statistical accuracy to Erie County’s voters.