Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) continues to enjoy enormous popularity among his constituents in the Empire State, according to a new poll released Monday.
The latest Siena College Research Institute poll shows that the first-term Democratic governor is viewed favorably by 70 percent of registered voters in New York, while only 24 percent view him unfavorably. Additionally, 60 percent give Cuomo a positive job performance rating.
Still, New Yorkers remain divided on a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana that is being pushed by Cuomo and is expected to be taken up by the state assembly this week. Among those surveyed, 40 percent say they support treating the sale and possession of marijuana as a crime, while 39 percent are opposed.
The TPM Poll Average shows that Cuomo, who was elected in a landslide over Republican Carl Paladino in 2010, has maintained an extremely strong favorability rating throughout his first term.