New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating fell to an all-time low following his passage of sweeping legislation expanding 'abortion access,' a poll revealed Monday.
The Democratic governor’s approval rating fell by a remarkable 8 percentage points in just one month, from 51 percent to 43 percent, according to the Siena College poll.
Those who view Mr. Cuomo unfavorably also experienced a substantial leap, from 43 percent last month to 50 percent now. The Albany-area polling institute said that the governor’s popularity is at its lowest point ever since Cuomo took office in 2011.
Monday’s poll results suggest that Mr. Cuomo is seriously out of touch with Americans on the question of abortion, a fact borne out by a recent Marist poll. The sweeping survey revealed that the vast majority of Americans – in both parties – support legal restrictions on abortion.