What should the state do to replace Lt. Gov. David Paterson once he becomes governor?
|Gov. Paterson should be allowed to appoint his replacement||34%||143 votes|
|State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno - third in the state's chain of succession - should serve in the position||30%||123 votes|
|Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver - who will become the state's second-highest ranking Democrat - should serve in the position||3%||15 votes|
|The job should remain vacant until the next general election||15%||65 votes|
|The job should remain vacant until the governor's job is next on the ballot in 2010||15%||64 votes|
|Total Votes: 410|
Note: This is not a scientific poll.