Governor Cuomo sees an increase in support

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Posted at 10:58 AM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 10:59:01-05

Governor Andrew Cuomo's job performance ratings are positive for the first time since July 2014, according to a Siena College Poll.

The poll also shows 60% of New Yorkers currently have a favorable view of the governor for the first time in over a year.

Governor Cuomo's job performance rating is up from a negative 45-53 percent just last month to 50-48 percent. For the first time, half of voters now say they are prepared to re-elect him.

President Trump, however, has seen a fall in ratings for the second month in a row, with a 29% positive rating versus a 68% negative performance rating, according to the poll.

"Voters like Cuomo more now than at any time since his second term began," said Siena College pollster Steen Greenberg. "Maybe it's because they like his 2017 agenda, or perhaps it's a comparison with the President, or it might simply be because it's been quiet the last few months on the corruption front. Whatever the reason, Cuomo is riding high with New Yorkers right now."

On his policies, at least 70% of voters from every region and party support the Governor on ridesharing and more than 75% support the millionaire's tax, according to the Siena poll.

The poll also shows Cuomo continues to see support for his middle-class child care tax credit, limiting legislators' outside income and imposing term limits on both legislators and statewide office holders.

Cuomo sees support for his SUNY/CUNY tuition free initiative for families earning less than $125,000 per year from Democrats and independents, but not from Republicans, according to Siena.

A small majority of voters support raising the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years of age, while voters across the board oppose the Governor's proposal to complete a 750-mile biking and hiking pathway from New York City to Canada.