Apparently being in lockstep on their Constitution-trampling disdain for the Second Amendment isn’t doing President Obama and Governor Cuomo any favors in the Empire State.
To be sure, their numbers are still relatively high, but any drop is a little surprising in this true blue liberal haven.
First up, your current President, who longs to use executive orders in sidestepping the Constitution, and implementing his own version of federal gun control.
President Barack Obama’s approval rating in New York fell precipitously in the past month, according to a poll released Monday, and three-fifths of the state’s registered voters now believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.
Obama’s approval rating remains high in New York, at 56 percent, with 41 percent disapproving, according to the Siena College poll.
But the president’s approval rating was at 66 percent last month, with only 32 percent disapproval — so the change is a net 19 point decline.
“President Obama’s favorability rating dropped significantly this month,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said.
And even in one of the country’s bluest states, 60 percent of voters believe the country is headed in the wrong direction.
Next up, your 2016 Presidential hopeful and current Governor of New York, who sidestepped his state’s Constitution to avoid public scrutiny of his own gun grab.
The latest Siena poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo maintaining a 2-to-1 favorability rating (64-30 percent), although it is down from 67-29 percent last month and 72-21 percent in the post-Sandy glow of December 2012.
He’s now at its lowest level since he’s been governor, though those numbers are still the sort that state executives dream about.
Most of Cuomo’s hard leftward lurch in agenda items have strong support in New York. But one of the more notable items in which he experiences a decline is in opposition to the New York SAFE Act.
Support for the legislation upstate has dropped from 50 to 39 percent.
Opposition to the Act has been widespread, but Cuomo, trying to ride Obama’s coattails into the White House, will not yield on his unlawful legislation.
Will it continue to cost him?