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Poll: Cuomo favorability rating among New Yorkers highest since February 2011

Poll: Cuomo favorability rating among New Yorkers highest since February 2011
Posted at 5:48 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 06:00:11-04

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability rating among New Yorkers is the highest since 2011, according to a Siena College poll.

New Yorkers have a favorable view of Gov. Cuomo by a 77-21 percent margin, which is up from a 71-23 percent margin just last month.

According to the poll, New Yorkers approve of Gov. Cuomo's performance by a 71-28 percent margin, up from 63-35 percent.

“Mired in middling poll numbers for the last two years, Cuomo is feeling the love from New Yorkers of all stripes in year three of his third term, and his first global pandemic," said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. "He is viewed favorably by 90 percent of Democrats, 73 percent of independents and 53 percent of Republicans, his first time favorable with Republicans in more than six years.”

In addition, the poll found that 92 percent of New Yorkers approve of wearing facemasks in public, while 87 percent of New Yorkers support Gov. Cuomo's New York State "On Pause" Executive Order.

The poll indicated that half of New Yorkers know someone with coronavirus and one-third of New Yorkers know someone who has died from coronavirus.

You can find the complete poll here.