Cuomo’s favorability rating slips to lowest ever, but remains popular

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Sixty-four percent of voters approve of Governor Cuomo according to a March survey by Siena College, compared to 72 percent this past December. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating has been on a steady decline in the past few months and hit an all-time low in the most recent poll by Siena College. Despite the slip, however, the poll shows he is still popular.

The governor’s favorable rating stands at 64-30 this month, compared to 72-21 in December, 71-24 in January and 67-29 in February. Cuomo hit his all-time high in February 2011 with a favorability of 77 percent.

The poll showed voters support the state’s new gun law, increasing the minimum wage, creating a system of public campaign financing for the state, enacting the governor’s reproductive health act and decriminalizing public possession of up to 15 grams of marijuana.

But when it came to legalizing casinos, support slipped from 48-22 to 46-23. Voters also slightly oppose fracking now 43-39.

Fifty-four percent of voters said they would re-elect the governor next year and 37 percent said they would prefer someone else.



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