Despite a 15 percentage-point drop in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating yesterday, voters largely agree with his agenda, a Quinnipiac poll today found.
Topping the list is a bill to ensure equal pay for women, the poll said, according to 53 percent of voters.
“That liberal shibboleth – equal pay for women – wins overwhelming support in this liberal state,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
A Quinnipiac poll yesterday showed the first major drop in his poll numbers since he took office in 2011. His approval rating fell from 74 percent to 59 percent because of his push for a new gun-control law.
On other issues, though, Cuomo seems to have a majority of the public’s support. Only whether to allow for hydrofracking is evenly split—which has been the case for years.
Voter sentiment on other issues are, according to the poll:
• Campaign finance reform – 31 percent highest priority and 37 percent high priority;
• Bar exam-type test for teachers – 28 percent highest and 43 percent high;
• Merit pay for teacher – 26 percent highest and 45 percent high;
• Longer school day/school year – 17 percent highest and 39 percent high.
Voters supported 80–17 percent raising the state’s minimum wage.
On fracking, 43 percent supported it and 42 percent didn’t.