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Governor Andrew Cuomo enjoys big approval rating spike amid pandemic

A Siena College poll released on Monday found that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating has increased significantly over the last several weeks amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

His favorability rating rose from 77% from 71%. He only hit that high one other time – back in February 2011 shortly after his first election.

“Mired in middling poll numbers for the last two years, Cuomo is feeling the love from New Yorkers of all stripes in year three of his third term and his first global pandemic,” Steven Greenberg, spokesman for the Siena poll, said in a statement. “He is viewed favorably by 90% of Democrats, 73% of independents and 53% of Republicans, his first time favorable with Republicans in more than six years.”

Last month a separate poll found that 87% of New Yorkers approved of Cuomo’s response to the Novel Coronavirus.



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