Even for their compatibility, all have suffered from time-to-fall, and the percentage of those who believe it has sexually assaulted them, a large majority of New Yorkers still believe that Gov. Andrew Andrew should not resign, a new poll was released on Monday.
Some 51 percent of voters opposed Cuomo’s resignation, and 52 percent believe he can still govern effectively, the new Siena College poll found. Both are slightly above the school’s March poll.
Despite a federal investigation into the state’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes, a Special Attorney General’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations, and an Assembly impeachment covering those issues and many more.
“Voters to Andrew Kyomo: ‘We’ve got some good news and some bad news,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement.
Cuomo’s compatibility rating fell to 40 percent in the new poll, while her unfavorable rating rose to 52 percent – the first time she crossed Siena’s majority in voting. There was a sharp rise in those who believe the governor had sexually assaulted them, up nine points since March – 44 percent.
Despite being called upon to do so by an overwhelming majority of his fellow elected New York Democrats, the incumbent governor is refusing to step down. They have instead kept their faith in the electorate, even reversing all opposition from nominal allies.
The question remains whether he will still seek a fourth term next year, as he originally did. Siena received limited and contractual support for him; Only 33 percent said they would be up for re-election next year if they run. This is down 13 points from two months ago.
The voting of 801 registered NY voters was held April 11–15 and contained an error of 4.3 percentage points.