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New Yorkers disapprove of federal pandemic response

Oct 28, 2020 5:45 am
Nick Reisman is reporting for State of Politics most New Yorkers disapprove of President Donald Trump's pandemic response, according to a new Spectrum News/Ipsos poll. The president also received low marks following recent reporting by The New York Times about his taxes: 47 percent have a less favorable view of him as a result. On the successful confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court: 39 percent say they have a less favorable view; 27 percent say they hold a more favorable view. But the pandemic is seen by many New Yorkers as the key issue they face this year. The Spectrum News/Ipsos poll found 47 percent of state residents have an unfavorable view of the president as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, 29 percent more favorable and 18 percent say it has had no impact. And Gov. Andrew Cuomo has knocked the president's handling of the virus. State GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy said of the response, "In our darkest hours the president answered New York's call for assistance, whether it was bringing the USS Comfort into our harbor, building countless hospital beds at the Javits Center that the Army Corps of Engineers created, ventilators, PPE," Langworthy said. Read the full story at spectrumlocalnews [dot] com.