New poll assesses Gov. Cuomo’s upstate favorability


A Siena College Research Institute Poll found the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability took a slight dip in early April.

Overall the poll found a one percent drop in the Governor’s favorability, setting him at 47 percent favorable.

In upstate New York Cuomo holds a 35 percent favorability compared to 61 percent in New York City and 42 percent in the suburbs.

Nearly 60 percent of New York residents making $50,000 or less favored Cuomo, while 53 percent of those making $100,000 or more were unfavorable of the Governor.

President Donald Trump took a massive hit in his home state with a 21 percent drop to 38 percent favorable. Republicans in the Empire State remain behind the Commander in Chief with a 74 percent favorability, while only 18 percent of Democrats approved of his job performance.

The poll was comprised of 735 registered voters in New York. According to the Siena College Research Institute, 46 percent of registered voters in New York are Democrats, 26 percent are Independents, and 21 percent are Republicans.

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