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Poll: Governor, Legislature's favorability ratings rise

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his third inaugural address, on Ellis Island in New York harbor.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his third inaugural address, on Ellis Island in New York harbor.

A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled state Legislature are viewed favorably by a majority of registered New York voters, but salary raises state leaders and lawmakers recently received are not.

Posted: Jan 14, 2019 10:35 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A new poll finds Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Democrat-controlled state Legislature are viewed favorably by a majority of registered New York voters, but salary raises state leaders and lawmakers recently received are not.

The Siena College survey released Monday shows Cuomo with a 51-43 percent favorability rating. That compares to a negative 45-49 percent rating in early November, when the Democrat won a third term.

The Assembly has a 48-32 percent favorability rating, while the Senate has as 49-38 percent favorability rating. Both chambers had negative ratings in a June Siena poll.

Eighty percent of those surveyed said they disapproved of the raises authorized last year by a state pay commission.

The Jan. 6-10 telephone survey of 805 registered voters had a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.

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