A new Marist poll shows nearly two-thirds of registered New York State voters don't want Governor Eliot Spitzer to run for office this year.
The former governor, who resigned in 2008 after it was revealed he solicited the services of prostitutes, has appeared on numerous local and national talk shows.
Spitzer said on a recent appearance on NY1 that he "desperately" missed his old job and wouldn't rule out a run in the future.
But the latest poll from the upstate polling company shows 66 percent of voters don't want Spitzer back in office.
“Eliot Spitzer’s attempt to reconnect with New York voters is not paying off in the short-run,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The
Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. “He has become more visible lately but not more electable.”
Fifty-two percent of voters do not want Spitzer to ever run for public office, and 54 percent have an unfavorable view of the Governor.
The New York Timesreported that Spitzer was rumored to be in the running to replace anchor Campbell Brown on CNN's prime time schedule. He recently filled-in for anchor Dylan Ratigan on MSNBC and has appeared as a guest and pundit on other political television shows.