Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating dropped to its lowest mark since he took office in 2011, according to a new Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist poll.
Released on Monday, the poll shows that 37% of New York voters consider Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, to be doing a good or excellent job, down from 44% in October.
According to the new poll, Mr. Cuomo’s lower approval rating is partly because of voter concerns about corruption in the state’s government.
More than half of those polled, 52%, said they have a favorable opinion of the governor. That too, however, marked a decline from his 54% favorability rating last October, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
Respondents who said they had an unfavorable opinion of Mr. Cuomo rose to 43%, compared with 36% in October, his highest unfavorable rating in a Marist poll since taking office.
Okay, two things of importance here.
First, the trend in the job approval numbers is downward since 2012.
Those trend lines for job approval don't lie.
Second point - favorability rating.
Cuomo remains over 50% in favorability, but again, the trend is unmistakeable - his favorability rating is declining over time and his unfavorability rating is rising.
If the trend continues, he will eventually fall below water on favorability too.
This is governor who governs as if he still has favorability ratings in the 80's and job approval ratings in the 60's, but the truth is, he's not a very popular governor and he gets less and less popular in both job approval and favorability as time goes on.
37% job approval - looks like New Yorkers have come in with their own APPR rating for Governor Cuomo - highly "ineffective."