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Poll: Cuomo Honeymoon Continues

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 02:43 PM

A new poll finds the honeymoon continues for Governor Andrew Cuomo, and that voters agree with the governor’s crusade for a property tax cap and ethics reform.

Steve Greenberg, with Siena College, says Cuomo is still enjoying near record high popularity, with a 71 -22 percent favorable rating. He says voters support the governor’s focus in getting a property tax cap and ethics reform passed in the legislature.

“The honeymoon between Andrew Cuomo and the voters of this state continues,” said Greenberg. “Down a little bit from last month, but only a little bit.”

In April, 73 percent viewed the governor favorably, 18 percent held a negative view.

The only risk for Cuomo, says Greenberg, is that lawmakers don’t adopt his programs by the end of the session next month. Cuomo’s other top priority is allowing gay marriage, that came in fourth for those surveyed, after reforming New york City’s rent laws.

-Karen DeWitt, WXXI.org

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