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New Poll: Governor, Democratic Legislature Start 2019 With High Favorability

New Poll: Governor, Democratic Legislature Start 2019 With High Favorability

According to a new Siena College Poll released Monday, Governor  Cuomo and the Democratic-controlled State Legislature begin the 2019 session and the new year with high favorable ratings from voters. Among the findings:

  • Cuomo’s favorable/unfavorable rating among registered voters stands at 51 percent to 43 percent. However, the Governor’s job approval rating remains negative: 43 percent approve of the job he’s doing, while 56 percent disapprove.
  • The Assembly, long under overwhelming Democratic control, has a 48 percent to 32 percent favorability rating, it’s best showing ever in the Siena poll. 
  • The state Senate, which “flipped” from GOP control last November and is now comfortably under Democratic control, has a 49 percent to 38 percent favorability rating. Under Republican control last June, the Senate was at 41 percent favorable/45 percent unfavorable.

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