A new Quinnipiac poll of New York finds that the state's registered voters overwhelmingly disapprove of Gov. David Paterson's (D) performance -- but at the same time, they don't want him to resign from office over his reported intervention into domestic violence charges against an aide.
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Paterson's approval rating has reached an all-time low in Quinnipiac's polling, with only 24% approval and 62% disapproval. This is a sharp decline from his already-terrible ratings from a month ago, when he was at 37%-54%. However, 61% of respondents also said he should serve out his full term, against only 31% who think he should resign. Both of these poll results were spread fairly evenly across partisan lines.