Which of the following options do you think would be best for New York?Of course, the simplest way to ensure that neither the Democrats nor Republicans have majority control of any legislative body is to elect enough third party and independent candidates so that neither corporate party has a majority in the body.
• Democrats retain a narrow 2-seat majority and control the Senate: 22%
• Republicans take a narrow 2 or 4-seat majority and control the Senate: 22%
• Regardless of the outcome, Republicans and Democrats should share power, jointly running the Senate: 53%
As you may or may not know, though New York's State Assembly is dominated by Democrats, its State Senate is almost evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, who have traded majority control of the body at least three times in the last five years, according to this graph at Wikipedia. At the present moment, the outcome of three State Senate elections has still yet to be determined, and so it remains unclear whether one of the corporate parties will win a majority or if the upper house will end up with a 50/50 split, or rather, a 31-31, split between the two. A new poll from Sienna College asked New Yorkers what outcome they would prefer and it turns out few New Yorkers want the Democratic or Republican parties to have majority control of the body. Transcribed from the poll [pdf]: