Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating hit its lowest point this month, a Siena College poll today found, dipping to 44 percent positive.
The Democratic governor's job performance sank to 44 percent positive and 56 negative, down eight percentage points from last month, Siena said.
"While Cuomo maintains his nearly two-to-one favorability rating, voters are less enthralled with the job he is doing as governor," Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement. "More than twice as many voters think he's doing a poor job compared to an excellent job, and more voters now think Cuomo is doing a fair (39 percent) or poor job (17 percent) than at any time in his three years as governor."
Still, Cuomo heads into his re-election next year well ahead of his recently mentioned potential GOP foes, the poll found.
Cuomo was supported by 63 percent of voters against Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino, who garnered 24 percent. Cuomo led 65 percent to 24 percent over Carl Paladino, the Buffalo businessman who lost to Cuomo in 2010.
Cuomo's favorability was unchanged, with him being viewed favorably by 61 percent of voters and unfavorably by 32 percent.
Fifty-one percent were prepared to re-elect him, while 41 percent said they would prefer someone else. Upstate, 49 percent said they would vote for someone else, compared to 43 percent who said Cuomo.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle