Quinnipiac: Cuomo’s approval rating drops to new low


Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating continues to slide, but more than twice as many New York voters still approve of the job he’s doing than disapprove, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Quinnipiac University found Cuomo with a 55 percent approval rating, compared to 27 percent who said they do not approve of the job Cuomo’s done. That’s down from 59 percent who approved on Jan. 30, which dropped sharply from 74 percent in December after he ushered through new, stricter gun-control laws early this year.

Cuomo’s rating was hurt, in part, by a drop in Republican support, Quinnipiac found. Just 39 percent of GOP voters said they approve of Cuomo’s work, down from 44 percent in January and an all-time high of 69 percent in July. Cuomo is a Democrat.

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo built his envy-of-the-nation string of approval ratings on huge support from the other party — unheard of in today’s era of take-no-prisoners partisan politics,” Quinnipiac pollster Maurice Carroll said in a statement. “His first-in-the-nation move for gun control hurt Gov. Cuomo with Republicans and independent voters.”

But while Cuomo’s approval rating slipped, voters still approve of the state’s new gun-control measures at a high rate. Sixty-four percent of voters support the laws — which instituted a broader assault-weapons ban and further limits on magazine size — compared to 31 percent who oppose them.

Cuomo’s rating has varied from poll to poll. Siena College — which asks voters whether they have “a favorable or unfavorable opinion” of Cuomo — pegged his favorability rating at 64 percent earlier this month. Marist College, which gives respondents four options to rate Cuomo’s work ranging from “poor” to “excellent,” put his job approval rating at 56 percent this month.

The Quinnipiac poll of 1,165 New York voters took place between March 11 and 17. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points, according to the university.

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    VJ Machiavelli
    To The Moon, Mars, and Beyond.

  3. The “SAFE” (Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement) Act was debated in closed session without committee hearings, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law within an hour of its passage — after waiving the required three-day public comment period. This 80 page legislation was passed late into the night… literally and figuratively under the cover of darkness. There existed no exigent need as claimed, of the Act’s 60 sections, only three (3) took effect on its adoption into law. Cuomo bragged that New York now has the “toughest assault weapons ban” in the country but claimed that the law respects the Second Amendment and preserves the rights of “hunters and sportsmen.” The former is true; the latter is not. Governor Cuomo is dividing the state and polarizing rural voters and citizens of New York. He has tried to imply that those opposed to the SAFE act are fringe elements or extremists. To the contrary, they are the people of New York State. Below are the New York State counties, towns and law enforcement agencies who have passed or are passing resolutions against the SAFE ACT:


    Allegany County, Broome County, Cattaraugus County, Cayuga County, Chautauqua County, Chemung County, Chenango County, Clinton County, Columbia County, Cortland County, Delaware County, Dutchess County, Erie County, Essex County, Fanklin County, Fulton County, Genesee County, Greene County, Hamilton County, Herkimer County, Jefferson County, Lewis County, Livingston County, Madison County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Niagara County, Oneida County, Onondaga County, Ontario County, Orange County, Orleans County, Oswego County, Otsego County, Putnam County, Rensselaer County, Rockland County, Saint Lawrence County, Saratoga County, Schoharie County, Schuyler County, Seneca County, Steuben County, Sullivan County, Tioga County, Ulster County, Warren County, Washington County Wayne County, Wyoming County, Yates County

    City of Ogdensburg, Town of Argyle, Town of Attica, Town of Cambridge, Town of Chester, Town of Clarendon, Town of Clay, Town of Colden, Town of Conesus, Town of Deerpark, Town of Elbridge, Town of Farmington, Town of Grand Island, Town of Harrisburg, Town of Hoosick,Town of Indian Lake, Town of Jackson, Town of Libson, Town of Linclaen, Town of Marathon, Town of Minerva, Town of Newburg, Town of Neversink, Town of North Harmony, Town of Palmyra, Town of Riga, Town of Saratoga, Town of Sempronius, Town of Shandaken, Town of Stafford, Town of Thompson, Town of Truxton, Town of Union Vale, Town of Van Buren, Town of Victor, Town of Walworth, Town of Warwick, Town of Wawarsing, Town of Wheatfield

    Law Enforcement
    Albany Sheriff Craig Apple, ARPALER, Monroe County PBA and the Rochester Police Club, Columbia County Sheriff, Dutchess County Deputy Sheriffs PBA, Erie County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association, Essex County Sheriff, Greene County Sheriff, Lewis County Sheriff, New York State Sheriffs’ Association, Oneida County Sheriff, Saratoga County Sheriff’s Association, Schuyler County Sheriff, Steuben County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

    Association of Erie County Governments, Federated Sportsmans Clubs of Chenango County, New York State Association of County Clerks, NY Association of Counties, NYS Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors, Orleans County on the privacy of pistol permits, Washington County Federation of Sportsmen’s Clubs