The poll asks a few questions about Cuomo's education agenda and which side voters support in the "war of words" between the governor and the teachers unions.
Here is the most striking finding:
Of the following choices, which do you think is the SINGLE biggest reason why note enough children graduate from high school college and career ready?
Not Enough Parental Involvement 37%
Insufficient Money Being Spent On Education 18%
Effects Of Poverty 17%
Ineffective State Education Oversight 12%
Don't Know 3%
In addition, Siena asks who voters back in the "war of words" between the governor and the teachers unions over his education agenda:
Teachers Unions 48%
Governor Cuomo 36%
Don't Know 8%
Finally, Cuomo's job approval rating has fallen yet again - it now stands at 44%-55%. That's down three points from the last poll.
More on this poll later, but suffice to say for now - other than on the tenure issue where the Siena poll found voters agree that tenure should take 5 years to get, New Yorkers are not siding with Governor Cuomo on his education reform agenda and they do NOT blame teachers for the struggles of public schools in the state.