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Cuomo, Trump both viewed negatively by New Yorkers

Aug 07, 2019 12:30 pm
Mike Goodwin is reporting for the Times Union a new poll from the Siena Research Institute has found that both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump are viewed negatively by a majority of those surveyed. The same poll shows that New Yorkers believe the state and the nation are on the wrong track. The poll of 810 voters was conducted between July 28 and Aug. 1. Cuomo was viewed favorably by 43 percent of New Yorkers while 50 percent gave him an unfavorable rating. Cuomo had his strongest favorability in New York City, while only 31 percent of upstate voters and 37 percent of suburban voters viewed him favorably. The same poll put Trump's favorable rating at 35 percent and his unfavorable score at 62 percent. Siena College poll spokesman Steven Greenberg said the majority voters do think Cuomo has made New York a better place to live during his nine years as governor. "Democrats, black, Latino and Jewish voters, and voters from New York City strongly agree he's made the state better. However, Republicans overwhelmingly say he's made the state worse, as do a plurality of independents and upstaters. Men, downstate suburbanites and white voters are closely divided," Greenberg said. The poll also shows a majority of New Yorkers remain opposed to a new law allowing undocumented people to obtain drivers licenses, but a majority supports a law that requires children to be vaccinated regardless of the religious beliefs of their parents. Respondents also backed state laws that require the reduction of greenhouse gases, the ban on single-use plastic bags and allowing farm workers to collect overtime pay and to unionize. Read the full story in the Times Union.