Gov. David Paterson is so unpopular in New York that most would prefer to see his hooker-loving predecessor Eliot Spitzer running Albany, the Daily News reports. A Marist College poll showed that 51% would rather see Spitzer as top dog, while only 19% of New Yorkers said Paterson was doing a “good” or “excellent” job.
Some 40% believe Paterson is doing a poor job, and 37% rate his performance as “fair.” Those who disapproved cited his handling of the appointment process for Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat, and treatment of Caroline Kennedy. Voters also criticized Paterson’s handling of the economic crisis and say he’s not effectively reforming Albany politics. In a hypothetical 2010 gubernatorial match-up, Rudy Giuliani would beat Paterson by 22%.