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Cuomo poll numbers remain high, as voters turn a corner on state's direction

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:08 AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo can't get high enough. At least not with votes.

Which is to say: according to a new NY1/YNN-Marist poll, 58 percent of New Yokers surveyed approve of the job the Governor's doing. This is up from 55 percent in the previous NY1/YNN-Marist.

New Yorker's are also feeling better about the direction the state's headed in. For the first time in nearly a decade, a majority of voters--52 percent--feel the state is moving in the right direction. The last time this was the case? 2002.

“This represents a dramatic shift in public sentiment after a decade of frustration,” said Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, in a statement. “Positive reaction to Governor Cuomo is influencing how voters feel about the future of New York.”

Other highlights from the poll:

  • 65 percent of registered voters in New York approve of how Governor Andrew Cuomo is handling the state’s budget
  • Half of those polled now support allowing non-Indian gambling in New York, down from 60 percent in November
  • The State Senate's approval numbers are up 7 points to 19 percent last November
  • The Assembly also saw a bump, but smaller: 24 percent approve, up 4 points from before

The survey of 681 New York State adults was conducted on January 18th and 19th, with a margin of plus or minus of 4 percentage points. There were 554 registered voters in the pool, their subset having a margin of plus or minus 4.5 percent.

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