New Poll Gives Cuomo Bad News

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Embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo got some bad news from a recent survey. Sienna College conducted a recent survey that shows that a generic Democrat outperforms Governor Cuomo in a hypothetical 2022 versus a Republican candidate.

Fox News reports:

But a Siena College survey released Monday also indicates that a generic Democrat outperforms the three-term governor in a hypothetical 2022 gubernatorial matchup versus a Republican candidate.

According to the survey, a generic Democratic candidate tops a generic GOP candidate in next year’s election for governor by a 55%-29% margin in the heavily blue state of New York. That’s far better than 48%-38% lead Cuomo has in the poll over a generic Republican challenger.

According to the Siena survey, 49% of New York state voters say the governor shouldn’t resign, down slightly from 51% in Siena polling last month. Forty-one percent say he should step down, up from 37% in April.

Cuomo’s favorable/unfavorable rating remains underwater at 44%-48% but it’s an improvement from his 40%-52% rating last month. The governor’s job approval rating stands at negative 42%-55%, basically unchanged from April. And while Cuomo’s approval rating of his handling of the pandemic has edged down slightly, it remains high at 58%-35% approval/disapproval.

So far, two Republicans have officially launched campaigns to unseat Cuomo, Rep. Lee Zeldin, and former New York City mayor’s son Andrew Giuliani.

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