The new Senate coalition is quite pleased that two polls — including today’s Quinnipiac Survey — have found support for bipartisan leadership in the chamber.

Senate Republicans have formed an alliance with the five-member Independent Democratic Conference to lead the chamber, a power-sharing agreement that hasn’t been seen in New York in decades.

Today’s Q-poll found 48 percent of voters said they would back a hypothetical coalition of Republicans and Democrats, while 31 percent favored a Democratic Senate and 17 percent backed a GOP-led house.

In a separate question, 53 percent said the IDC-GOP coalition would be effective government, while 30 percent described it as a “power grab.”

Here’s a joint statement from Sente Republican spokesman Scott Reif and IDC spokesman Eric Soufer:

“After two statewide polls, it’s now clear that New Yorkers want a bipartisan approach to governing. After all, governing is about results, not party politics, and New Yorkers have made that statement resoundingly clear. By working together, with Republicans and Democrats, the senate’s new governing coalition will focus on results benefitting New Yorkers statewide. Senate Co-Leaders Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein look forward to working together to build upon the bipartisan successes of the last two years and driving our state forward.”