A new poll shows New York voters don't want Gov. David Paterson (D) to resign.

More than 60 percent of voters want the governor to serve out the remainder of his term, according to a Quinnipiac University survey out Wednesday. It's the second poll released this week that shows New Yorkers want to avoid the trauma of having a second governor forced from office in the same term.

A majority of the 1,237 voters surveyed also said Paterson would do a better job than Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch (D) governing the state this year. 

Still, details continue to emerge about Paterson's role in a domestic abuse case. If the steady drip of negative press coverage continues, he may have no choice but to resign.