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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

In March, half of New York voters said Andrew Cuomo should not resign as he faced mounting scandals. Today, a majority would prefer “someone else” to run for governor.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaking March 25, 2020.

New Yorkers are unhappy with embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, but a poll shows they don’t think he should resign.

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The Siena College Research Institute has released its 14th annual survey of Upstate New York Business Leaders.

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A new Siena College Research Institute Poll released for Earth Day shows large majorities of New Yorkers are concerned about the environment.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at his briefing May 5, 2020.

A new poll finds that scandals surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo have taken a toll. While New Yorkers continue to believe the Democrat did a good job leading the state through the COVID-19 pandemic, most believe the multiple women who have accused Cuomo of sexual harassment and do not think the governor should run for office again.  

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A new poll finds 50 percent of New York voters feel Governor Andrew Cuomo should not immediately resign.

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A Siena College poll out Monday offers some hope for the political survival of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has seen most elected Democrats in New York call for his resignation over sexual harassment and nursing home scandals. The poll finds half of voters think Cuomo should stay, for now. The Democrat once again, tried to put the scandals behind him, appearing at a state COVID-19 vaccination site, and saying he wants to stay on to complete the state budget.   

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As Governor Andrew Cuomo continues defending his handling of nursing homes during the pandemic, a Siena Poll finds New Yorkers approve of his actions.

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A new poll finds the presidential election is not quite settled yet for some New Yorkers, with one in five saying, three weeks after Election Day, that it’s too early to tell who actually won.

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In the midst of a pandemic, two-thirds of New Yorkers are planning on a different Thanksgiving this year.

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Consumer sentiment among New Yorkers is on the rebound according to the latest Siena College poll.


A new survey finds the number of New Yorkers touched by opioid abuse is rising.

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A new Siena College poll out today tracks New Yorkers’ thoughts on racism during this summer of unrest.

Albany NY saw protests and civil unrest in the wake of the George Floyd killing.
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A month after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, a Siena College poll finds New Yorkers are troubled by systemic racism and police behavior. But  they don’t support calls to defund the police.

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Most New Yorkers believe the state should not reopen too quickly, according to a new Siena Collge poll.

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A new Siena College poll shows more New Yorkers than not want to extend “PAUSE” past Friday.

This Special COVID-19 Siena College Poll was conducted April 3-14, 2020 by internet interviews with 307 Business Leaders from across Upstate
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Due to the pandemic, business confidence has hit the floor in New York state. Here's a look at the latest Siena College poll of upstate business leaders.

 Index of Consumer Sentiment

A new survey shows the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt consumer confidence across New York state a severe blow.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new survey finds New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve of how Governor Andrew Cuomo is handling the coronavirus pandemic. 

Two candidates lead the pack about two months before New York's Democratic presidential primary.

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The Siena College Research Institute has released its 13th annual New York Business Leader survey.

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As Martin Luther King's life and legacy are celebrated across the country today, a Siena Poll indicates New Yorkers’ views of race relations have soured compared to a decade ago.

Consumer sentiment levels, both nationally and in New York, are at or within reach of the highest readings seen in the last decade, according to a survey released this week. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas spoke with Don Levy, the director of the Siena College Research Institute.

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Less than three weeks before Christmas, a new survey finds New Yorkers are in a spending mood.

Vice President Joe Biden at the University of Vermont
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A new poll finds Democrat Joe Biden is in the lead in New York among challengers to President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, support for the President among independents is up slightly, while Governor Andrew Cuomo’s popularity has slipped.

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As political tensions heighten over the inquiry into impeaching President Trump, a new poll finds that New Yorkers believe people in the state are more partisan than ever.