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Cuomo Poll Numbers Plummet Amid Corruption Trial

In just one month, the New York governor’s approval rating and job performance dropped significantly.

By NTK Staff | 02.12.2018 @10:30am
Cuomo Poll Numbers Plummet Amid Corruption Trial

As one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) closest aides faces trial, poll numbers indicate it might as well be the governor himself facing questions about public corruption.

The aide, Joseph Percoco, was Cuomo’s campaign manager and served as executive deputy secretary” in the governor’s office. He’s accused of shaking down energy and construction industry executives in exchange for government favors.

And while the Percoco drama plays out in court, Cuomo is watching his political aspirations slip further and further away.

A new poll released Monday shows New Yorkers are souring on Cuomo. The percent of registered voters who said they had a favorable view of Cuomo was 53 percent, while 40 percent had an unfavorable view. That’s down from 62-30 just last month.

Cuomo’s job performance numbers slipped, too. Only 45 percent said they believed Cuomo was doing a good job, while 53 percent said he was doing poorly. Last month, he had an overall positive rating of 50-48.

These numbers spell trouble for Cuomo, who is seeking reelection in 2018. While no serious contender has emerge to challenge the two-term incumbent, Cuomo is rumored to be interested in running for the White House in 2020. Clearly a trial like the one Percoco is facing will not help the governor’s image.

A poll conducted last summer found 55 percent of New Yorkers said they did not believe Cuomo should run for president in 2020.

The poll, conducted by Siena College, has a margin of error of 3.9 percent.

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