Cuomo's Popularity Slips -- A Little
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity with New York voters slipped a little over the past few weeks, primarily because of the gun control law passed in Albany last month.
Siena College pollster Steven Greenburg says the operative term in "a little."
According to poll results released Monday, 67 percent of voters have a favorable view of Cuomo and 29 percent view him unfavorably. That's down from 71-24 percent last month.
His 58-41 percent job performance rating is down slightly from 60-38 percent. And 56 percent of voters are prepared to re-elect him, while 36 percent would prefer someone else, down from 60-32 percent.
As far as the new gun law goes, New Yorkers favor it by nearly two to one.
Fifty-six percent said the law was needed and the right thing to do, while 42 percent said it was rushed through without adequate consideration.
The gun law lacked support among Republicans and upstate residents, while Democrats and those who live in New York City and downstate suburban areas strongly support it.
Voters remain divided on the issue of hydrofracking.
New Yorkers are split evenly over the issue, 40 to 40 percent, with 47 percent of Southern Tier voters supportive and 48 percent opposed.
Friday, August 1, 2014, Watertown, NY
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