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Embattled Cuomo Retains Support From New Yorkers In Poll

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

With his third term in turmoil, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appears to be retaining key support from state residents.

A Quinnipiac poll released Thursday finds a majority of New Yorkers, 55 percent, do not want the embattled Democrat to resign.

The poll taken this week found by a 59 to 36 margin, New Yorkers do not want Cuomo to seek re-election next year.

The governor’s approval rating dropped to 45 percent, but nearly two-thirds of Democrats approve of his performance. Voters approve his coronavirus response by a 56-41 margin, down from a high of 81 percent last May.

Cuomo is facing sexual harassment allegations from three women, which are under investigation. He denied any improper touching but apologized for insensitive behavior this week.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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