A new Siena College poll shows 39% of New Yorkers think Gov. Andrew Cuomo should serve out his term, but not seek re-election.
About one-third of the voters say he should run for re-election, while 23% believe he should resign immediately.
“Since his poll numbers took a significant hit earlier this year, Cuomo’s favorability, job performance and re-elect ratings have remained largely stable the last few months. But 16 months from the next gubernatorial election and less than a year from the primary, only one-third of New Yorkers – including just 43% of Democrats – think Cuomo should run for re-election,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
Only 35% of the voters in the poll said they would vote for Cuomo if he ran again. More than half, 56%, says they would prefer “someone else.”
“The good news for the governor is that only 23% of New Yorkers want him to resign immediately. However, when you add those voters to the 39% who say he should serve out his term but not seek re-election, 62% say he should not run for a fourth term,” Greenberg said.
More than half of voters approve of Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic as far as vaccine rollout, keeping people informed and reopening the state – but even more people, 60%, think he did a bad job addressing questions about how the state handled nursing homes.
Cuomo's favorability rating went from 44-48% last month to 45-57%.