NEW YORK-- New Yorkers gave Congress low ratings in the wake of the government shutdown, according to the latest poll from the Siena Research Institute.
According to the poll, 78% of New Yorkers have an unfavorable view of Congress and just 18% have a favorable view.
New Yorkers also think the country is heading in the wrong direction by a margin of 74-19.
The poll found that voters blame Congressional Republicans for the shutdown over President Obama by a 2-1 margin.
When it comes to the Affordable Care Act, 43% to see it move forward as is, 32% want it delayed so changes can be made, and 22% want to see the health care law repealed.
The poll found a divide between downstate and upstate on the law, with downstate voters wanting the law to move forward and upstate people wanting to see changes before it moves forward.