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New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Popularity Plunges amid Corruption Probe

New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Popularity Plunges amid Corruption Probe

Andrew Cuomo’s popularity in the Empire State is plunging as his former top aide is on trial for alleged federal corruption, according to a Siena College poll released Monday.

Of the registered voters surveyed, 40 percent had a negative view of the New York governor—a ten percent increase from January when 30 percent viewed the governor in a negative light, according to the poll.

The survey also found that Cuomo’s favorability rating dropped from 62 percent last month to 53 percent this month.

“After hitting his second-term high favorability rating last month, Governor Cuomo’s favorability, job performance and re-elect ratings all hit significant speed bumps this month,” said Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg.

Greenberg added that Cuomo’s popularity dropped even as New York voters supported his policy proposals because of the corruption trial.

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