After gun bill, Cuomo approval rating drops 15 pointsSubmitted by PWA on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 00:52
ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's popularity has slipped, a poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University shows, likely due to Cuomo's aggressive advocacy for a gun control bill that he signed into law earlier this month.
The poll found Cuomo's job Wapproval rating dropped from 74 percent to 59 percent, and his approval standing among Republican voters dropped from 68-18 in January to 44-43.
Quinnipiac Poll director Maurice Carroll noted that Cuomo's numbers were in the stratosphere, and that he "had the political capital to spend."
"It is possible that the gun law cost him some of that political capital, but a 2-1 job approval rating still makes him the envy of most governors," Carroll said.