Gov. Cuomo’s approval rating falls below 50% for the first time

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating fell below 50 percent for the first time during his administration, according to a new poll released Monday.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating fell below 50 percent for the first time during his administration, according to a new poll released Monday.

Of New York state voters surveyed by the Siena College poll, 49 percent rated the Democratic governor’s job performance as “excellent” or “good,” while 50 percent deemed it “fair” or “poor.”

The results were a slight drop from last month, when his approval was 52-46 percent.

Still, 64 percent of voters had a favorable opinion of the governor, with 52 percent saying they would re-elect him “as things stand now.”

In New York City, Cuomo’s approval was higher, at 61 percent, and his favorability was 75 percent.

The poll surveyed 807 registered voters in the state, 38 percent of whom reside in the city.

The poll had a margin of error plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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