Sneak Peek in the North Country

A glimpse of a poll for an upstate Assembly race shows potentially misleading results.

D. Billy Jones, the Democrat running for the open 115th Assembly District, was required to release an internal poll to the state Board of Elections after supporters leaked a portion of the poll to the media. This week the BOE voted to release additional questions from the poll, but the commissioners appear to have left out some of the juicier information usually included in these internal polls. Continue reading “Sneak Peek in the North Country”

Extra Extra: Breaking News in Open Government

bob-freemanThis bonus mini-episode features the state’s open government guru Bob Freeman talking about public access to police disciplinary records. We’re releasing this episode because today NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced his support for a law that would make these records public.

We’ll have a full episode with Freeman in the future.

Are You a Likely Voter?

Dr. Don Levy, the director of the votingSiena Research Institute, talked with Poozer Politics about determining who is a likely voter, Carl Paladino’s bold election claims in 2010 and the future of polling. Continue reading “Are You a Likely Voter?”

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

David talked with Dan Clark of Politifact New York for this episode of the Poozer Politics Podcast.

Dan explained how he determines whether a statement is true or false, talked about fact checking Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and shed light on dealing with contentious presidential race. Continue reading “Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire”

Assembly goes for another helping of pork

Pork is still on the menu in the state Legislature.

The Assembly has quietly posted a new list of “legislative initiatives” using funds that are more than a decade old. The 956-page list includes requested allocations from the old Community Project Fund. Continue reading “Assembly goes for another helping of pork”