“When the stench gets this bad, everyone starts to smell.” Albany! http://t.co/mHyAqYqZP7
— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) June 3, 2015
Assistant director for the Quinnipiac University Poll, Maurice Carroll, had some very startling comments for Governor Cuomo upon release of his plummeting approval numbers.
“There have been no charges of corruption leveled against the governor or anyone in his administration,” Carroll noted, “but when the stench gets this bad, everyone starts to smell.”
How bad does it smell around Cuomo? The poll results below tell the full story.
Via the Times Union:
That musical message was conveyed by Wednesday’s release of a new survey on state issues from Quinnipiac University that — like a recent Siena poll — finds low grades on his handling of ethics contributing to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s lowest approval rating ever, a divided 44-42 percent.
This compares to a 50-39 percent job approval rating in a March 18 survey.
A majority of respondents (55-28 percent) say all elected officials in Albany should be voted out of office so new officials can start with a clean slate. No party, gender, age or regional group thinks New York State elected officials are capable of ending political corruption in Albany.
Other key findings by the poll:
Approval of Gov. Cuomo among Democrats is an unusually low 55 – 29 percent, as Republicans disapprove 58 – 31 percent. Independent voters are divided 45 – 45 percent.
Approval is 52 – 29 percent in New York City, 48 – 37 percent in the suburbs and negative 34 – 56 percent among upstate voters.
The Albany practice of “three men in a room,” in which the governor and two legislative leaders make important decisions in secret, is one of several causes of corruption in Albany, 67 percent of voters say, while 12 percent say it is the main cause and 11 percent say it is not a cause of corruption at all.
If more legislators were directly involved in making important decisions, it would help end corruption, New York State voters say 66 – 27 percent.
Carroll explained that New Yorkers view the Governor as a cog in the wheel of government corruption.
“Can Albany fix itself? A lot of New Yorkers don’t think so. And most of them think Gov. Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem, not of the solution.”
Here’s the problem my fellow New Yorkers – you view corruption negatively, as you should, but you don’t vote as if it matters. When will the Empire State wake up?
Check out the poll results below …