Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:11 AM
DonViejo (17,000 posts)
Cuomo’s High Approval Rating Falls After Gun Law Push
TOM KLUDT JANUARY 30, 2013, 10:10 AM
Playing the role of political pundit Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) predicted that his sky-high approval rating would dip in light of his successful effort to make New York the first state to pass new gun laws following last month’s shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A poll released Wednesday proved that he was right.
According to the latest findings from Quinnipiac University, the first-term governor’s approval rating stands at 59 percent — still a strong number, to be sure, but a huge decline since last month’s poll. In the December survey from Quinnipiac, 74 percent of New York voters said they approved of the job Cuomo was doing. His disapproval rating has more than doubled, climbing from 13 percent in December to 28 percent in Wednesday’s poll.
The shift can be attributed to the sweeping gun control package that swiftly passed the state legislature and was signed into law by Cuomo earlier this month. While he remains broadly popular, Cuomo appears to have lost his bipartisan appeal. A month ago, 68 percent of Republicans in New York approved of his job performance. Today, GOP voters are split: 44 percent said they approve of Cuomo while 43 percent said they disapprove.
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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:42 AM
frazzled (12,896 posts)
2. A good politician is willing to take the hit for doing what is right.
In the end he will be vindicated. And 59% is still super high. And he still has a plurality of Republicans favoring him.