Cuomo Polls Show Governor Down, But Not Out

A trifecta of polling over the past week paints a picture of a third-term governor who had enjoyed a stratospheric rise in popularity over the summer, and currently facing strong political headwinds.

Polls from Siena College, Morning Consult and Marist College all show a downward trend in voter approval for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but none indicate that Democrats in New York, who have a 2 to 1 enrollment advantage over Republicans, are ready to turn their backs on Cuomo.

The governor is facing two federal investigations as well as calls to rescind his emergency pandemic powers after it was revealed that his administration had purposely withheld nursing home death data from lawmakers. Additionally, Cuomo’s temperament is being scrutinized following press reports detailing an angry phone call to Assemblyman Ron Kim, resurrecting the image of the governor as a bully.