A new Siena Poll released this week found that Governor Cuomo’s favorability rating fell to 43-50 percent (down from 51-43 percent last month). His job performance rating fell to 35-64 percent (down from 43-56 percent). “For the first time ever, half of New Yorkers view Andrew Cuomo unfavorably. It’s his lowest favorability rating ever, and his lowest-ever job performance as governor,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg, who added “It is a dramatic drop in both ratings from last month.” Cuomo’s ratings fell among Democrats, Republicans and Independents. His decline was much bigger downstate – New York City and the suburbs – than upstate, where his ratings were already significantly lower. Greenberg said the 43 percent who view Cuomo favorably matches exactly the 43 percent who view the State Assembly and State Senate favorably.
- By a margin of 48-41 percent, voters said that Democrats controlling the Governorship and Legislature will move New York on the right track over the next two years.
- Senator Schumer’s favorability rating dropped, to 47-46 percent (down from 53-39 percent in January). Before Senator Schumer became U.S. Senate Minority Leader, he had a 67-23 percent favorability. Today, he has a breakeven favorability rating with all voters, and New York Republicans view him unfavorably 84-15 percent. Democrats still favor him, 63-31 percent, and independents were evenly divided.
- Senator Gillibrand saw her favorability rating decline: She has a 44-34 percent favorability rating (down from 48-31 percent in January.)