Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is plummeting, according to Fox News.
Cuomo is facing a chorus of calls to step down due to multiple sexual harassment allegations and the nursing home death toll scandal.
Cuomo’s approval rating currently stands at 33% among New York State voters.
— Quinnipiac University Poll (@QuinnipiacPoll) March 18, 2021
Many are calling for Cuomo’s resignation.
Forty-three percent of those polled say Cuomo should resign.
Only 28% of those surveyed say Cuomo is honest and trustworthy.
“With so-so numbers on empathy and plummeting numbers on honesty and trustworthiness, it’s too early to suggest Cuomo has gone from hero to zero, but his anti-COVID crusader standing has taken a brutal broadside,” Quinnipiac Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said.
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This poll shows that half of New York voters say the allegations that Cuomo made unwelcome sexual advances towards women are mostly true.
Six in ten NY voters believe that Cuomo deliberately tried to conceal the number of nursing home coronavirus deaths last spring during the initial pandemic surge.
Cuomo still resists resigning.
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The poll was conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, following the surge last week in calls by state lawmakers and much of the state’s congressional delegation for Cuomo to resign. In that camp are the state’s two Democrats in the Senate – Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as longtime Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler and two-term progressive firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
A majority of voters in the poll – 54% – say that Cuomo should not be impeached and removed from office.
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Two-thirds of voters say that they don’t want Cuomo to run for re-election next year for a fourth term as governor.
The Quinnipiac University poll was conducted using live telephone operators, with 905 self-identified registered voters in New York questioned. The survey’s overall sampling error is plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.