Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorable rating is at its best since March 2018, but a majority of New Yorkers do not want him to seek a fourth term, a Siena College poll released on Monday found.
Cuomo has signaled he plans to run for a fourth term and has fundraised in recent weeks. Cuomo won a third term last year, defeating Republican Marc Molinaro.
The poll found voters by a margin of 58 percent to 37 percent oppose the idea of another Cuomo re-election campaign. Opposition is strongest among upstate and suburban voters. But in New York City, a plurality, 49 percent of voters, are supportive.
Support is also weak among Democratic voters, who narrowly backed the idea of Cuomo running again 48 percent to 45 percent, the poll found.
If Cuomo wins a fourth term, he would be one of the longest serving governors since Nelson Rockefeller and surpass his father Mario Cuomo’s time in office.
Still, Cuomo’s favorability rating has recovered since April, when 47 percent gave him good marks. The poll released Monday found Cuomo with a 52 percent to 42 percent favorable rating, his highest in more than a year.
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