Cuomo’s Approval Rating Continues to Plummet
March 19, 2013  //  By:   //  Andrew Cuomo, New York  //  4 Comments   //   1094 Views

Governor Andrew Cuomo has seen his approval rating tumble 19 points over the past three months, largely because Republicans in New York have finally figured out that he is still a far-left, gun-grabbing, big government liberal at heart.

Via Capital Tonight:

Part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s near-freakish inability to succumb to gravity in opinion polls has been the support from New York Republicans.

Sure, there was always going to be that 25 percent to 30 percent of GOP voters who would back ABC (Anyone But Cuomo), which is why you had millions of your fellow New Yorkers cast votes for Carl Paladino in 2010.

But the Quinnipiac University poll released this morning shows that Cuomo is, indeed, susceptible to gravity.

And it shows that, at the end of the day, Cuomo is really a Democrat (remember when people were questioning his party bona fides?)

The poll found that 38 percent of Republican voters approve of his job as governor, the lowest he’s hit with Republicans since taking office in 2011. Forty-nine percent of enrolled Republicans say they disapprove of his job as governor.

According to Quinnipiac pollsters, “His first-in-the-nation move for gun control hurt Gov. Cuomo with Republicans and independent voters.”

They added, “The geographical split is wide:  Upstaters disapprove heavily of the way the governor handled the gun issue, but city voters support him even more heavily.”

New York GOP Chair Ed Cox released the following statement:

“On issue after issue – tax hikes, one-shot budget gimmicks, hydrofracking jobs, property tax relief through real reform of unfunded mandates, Medicaid and public pensions and political abuse of economic development funds – Andrew Cuomo has talked big, delivered little and favored his own ambitions over spending his political capital on what’s good for New York.

“Unless the governor puts aside his political ambitions to focus on growing New York’s economy and creating jobs, his declining poll numbers will only mirror his management of the continued decline of New York State.”

Will Cuomo be able to manage the decline in poll numbers the way he is currently managing the decline of the Empire State?

About the Author :

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

4 Comments to “Cuomo’s Approval Rating Continues to Plummet”
  • Mike Crognale
    March 20, 2013 - Reply

    Who cares? I loved living in Syracuse. I was there for 17 years and the upstate people were smart, friendly and warmly welcoming to everyone. We had our share of stupid democrats, but I repeat myself. NOTHING will change until the downstaters realize that they will be just as enslaved as the rest of the state if Cuomo’s tyranny is allowed to stand. The best the rest of the country can hope for is that the disease that is progressive/liberalism doesn’t spread.

  • Lance Hottrod
    March 20, 2013 - Reply

    Go after the gangs and criminals!! Not the honest everyday gun owners!!

  • Steve Harper
    March 20, 2013 - Reply

    hey CUMO (SP) Looks like your ovomit ball lickin days are coming to an end–better start sending yer resumes out early

  • poptoy1949
    March 22, 2013 - Reply

    Could not happen to him fast enough. New York I cannot believe you people elected this IDIOT. GOD help all of you.

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