Yesterday, some fine reporting at Capital NY backs that up with hard data:
ALBANY—He was re-elected comfortably, but Governor Andrew Cuomo won his second term with the support of a smaller percentage of his state’s residents than any other governor in the country.
A Capital analysis shows that just over an eighth of adult New Yorkers came to the polls for Cuomo, a Democrat who defeated Republican Rob Astorino by a 13-point margin. That means Cuomo drew a smaller percentage of his constituents than New York City mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013, less than his three victorious ticket-mates and less than 35 other American governors and governors-elect.
And on a night when a Republican wave swept the G.O.P. into control of the U.S. Senate and helped the party gain three House seats in New York, returns show Cuomo performed worse than Democratic congressional candidates around the state.
Read the entire Capital NY piece by Bill Mahoney.
It shows just how weak Andrew Cuomo is as he embarks upon his second term and demonstrates that if the teachers unions decide to fight him on his anti-public school/anti-teacher agenda, he can be beaten.
Cuomo has no well of support to draw from this term - especially for a controversial agenda like "destroying" public schools.