NY Gov. Cuomo's favorability, re-election ratings tumble

A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and re-election ratings falling just a month after a survey of registered New York state voters gave the Democrat some of the highest ratings during his two terms.

Posted: Feb. 12, 2018 10:35 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability and re-election ratings falling just a month after a survey of registered New York state voters gave the Democrat some of the highest ratings during his two terms.

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The Siena College poll released Monday found 53 percent of voters view Cuomo favorably, while 40 percent said they don't. That compares to 62-30 percent in last month's Siena poll.

The latest poll found 50 percent said they'd re-elect Cuomo, compared to 55 percent last month.

The poll was conducted Feb. 5-8, amid the ongoing bribery trial of Joseph Percoco, a former top aide to Cuomo, and after Cuomo proposed $1 billion in additional taxes and fees.

The telephone poll of 823 New York registered voters has a plus or minus 3.9-percentage-point margin of error.

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