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.