Shock Poll: More NYers Dislike Cuomo Than They Do Trump

ALBANY (AP/Hamodia) -
Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks about his upcoming meeting with President Donald Trump during a news conference Monday at the state Capitol. He is at his lowest poll number of his eight years as governor. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is at the lowest of his eight years running the state, even lower than President Donald Trump, according to a Siena College poll release Monday.

For the first time, half of all respondents express unfavorable views of the Democratic governor, with only 43 percent viewing him favorably. As for job approval, it cratered to 35 percent, with 64 percent saying he’s not doing a good job.

Cuomo is now less popular than Trump in the liberal state. While 35 percent of voters approve of President Trump’s job, his disapproval was only 59 percent.

“Now, for the first time ever, half of New Yorkers view Andrew Cuomo unfavorably. It’s his lowest favorability rating ever and his lowest-ever job performance as governor,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg. “And it is a dramatic drop in both ratings from last month.”

The ratings plunge comes as Cuomo is pushing forward a raft of liberal laws that have been held back for years by Republicans.