Poll: Gov. Cuomo now has a positive favorability rating among New Yorkers

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Posted at 6:13 AM, Jan 21, 2020

LYNDONVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — A new poll says that Gov. Cuomo now has a positive favorability rating among New Yorkers.

According to research conducted by Siena College, 49 percent of New Yorkers have a favorable view of the governor, while 45 view him negatively.

This is up from November when the majority of New Yorkers (49 percent) had an unfavorable view of Gov. Cuomo.

While Gov. Cuomo still has a negative job performance rating (41 percent positive to 56 percent negative), it's up from November when 65 percent of New Yorkers had a negative job performance rating of the governor.

Additionally, at least two-thirds of New Yorkers say they like and agree with 11 of Gov. Cuomo's proposals from his State of the State address, including the legalization of marijuana, and the state's bail reform law.

“Legalizing marijuana in New York has the largest support its ever had in a Siena College poll a 20-point margin, 58-38 percent," said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. "Eleven other proposals from Cuomo receive strong to overwhelming support from voters by margins of 37 to 63 points. Every one of those proposals other than legalizing marijuana enjoys strong bipartisan support."

Here's how New Yorkers view 11 of Gov. Cuomo's State of the State proposals