The new survey from Quinnipiac University found that 45 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job that Cuomo is doing, while 46 percent disapprove. That’s a nearly 30-percentage point drop from his 72 percent approval rating last May, during the height of the pandemic.
Pollsters from the university interviewed 935 self-identified registered voters in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday for the survey, which carries a 3.2 percent margin of error.
It reveals that nearly four out of five New York voters believe the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Cuomo by three women — including two former staffers — are “very serious” or “somewhat serious.”
And 59 percent of voters told the survey they were not satisfied with Cuomo’s explanations and apologies so far.
Roughly half of the interviews were conducted after the governor’s most recent press conference where he attempted once again to publicly apologize for his behavior.
Additionally, 40 percent of voters — including a majority of independents — said they believed that Cuomo should step down now and nearly three out of five voters said they hope Cuomo does not seek a fourth term in 2022.
“Cuomo’s political standing is on shaky ground,” said Quinnipiac University polling analyst Mary Snow in a statement. “New Yorkers are not clamoring to have him step down at this stage, but they are signaling a willingness to show him to the exit door once his term is done.”
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