Cuomo’s numbers drop in latest poll

Posted 18 November 2013 at 12:00 am

Governor far ahead of GOP prospects for re-election in 2014

Press release, Siena College

Loudonville – Governor Andrew Cuomo now has the lowest job performance rating he’s had since becoming governor, according to a Siena College poll released today.

Forty-four percent give him a positive job performance rating while 56 percent give him a negative rating (down from 52 – 47 percent positive last month). His favorable rating is virtually unchanged from last month.

In potential 2014 matchups, Cuomo overwhelms Rob Astorino, Ed Cox and Carl Paladino by between 37 and 41 points.

Cuomo is viewed favorably by 61 percent of voters and unfavorably by 32 percent (from 62 – 32 percent last month).

Fifty-one percent are prepared to re-elect him, while 41 percent would prefer someone else (from 52 – 38 percent in October).

“While Cuomo maintains his nearly two-to-one favorability rating, voters are less enthralled with the job he is doing as governor,” said pollster Steve Greenberg. “More than twice as many voters think he’s doing a poor job compared to an excellent job, and more voters now think Cuomo is doing a fair (39 percent) or poor job (17 percent) than at any time in his three years as governor.”

“However, nearly a year before he faces voters again, Cuomo is in a commanding position to win re-election.”

Whether he’s matched against the state Republican chairman (Cox), the recently re-elected Westchester County Executive (Astorino), or his 2010 opponent (Paladino), Cuomo currently has the support of between 62 and 65 percent of voters, Greenberg said.