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Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cuomo's So Unpopular, He Should Run For President As A Republican In 2016

Seems counter intuitive, right?

And yet:

“Just weeks before he is expected to announce his presidential campaign, Bobby Jindal is at the nadir of his political career,” the Washington Post reports.

“The Republican governor is at open war with many of his erstwhile allies in the business community and the legislature. He spent weeks pushing a ‘religious freedom’ bill that failed to pass, while having little contact with legislators trying to solve Louisiana’s worst budget crisis in 25 years.”

“Jindal is now so unpopular in deep-red Louisiana that his approval rating plunged to 32% in a recent poll — compared with 42% for President Obama, who lost the state by 17 percentage points in 2012.”


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s popularity has sunk to an all-time low in New Jersey in the wake of indictments linked to the Bridegate scandal, which has put a dent in the Republican governor’s presidential aspirations.

A Monmouth University poll released Monday showed that 56 percent of the state’s registered voters disapprove of the job Mr. Christie is doing and 35 percent approve, marking a drop since February when 47 percent approved of his performance and 46 percent disapproved.

That finding also contrast with the 70 percent approval rating that Mr. Christie held following Hurricane Sandy in 2013.

Christie’s overwhelmingly positive ratings in the aftermath of Sandy have now been sliced in half,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute. “Christie’s ratings had stabilized after the initial Bridgegate revelations early last year. They started to erode again last fall, but these post-indictment numbers mark a significant acceleration in that decline.”

Hell, Cuomo's almost as unpopular as those guys.

He's at 37% approval in the latest Marist poll, 41% in the latest Siena poll and 44% in the latest Quinnipiac poll.

If being unpopular and at an all-time low for approval is a prerequisite for running for president in the GOP primary these days, Andrew Cuomo surely is qualified.


  1. Nothing matters with the "polls". The people who are "polled" don't even vote. Only 25% of "polled" people actually vote. It's a scam.

    1. So Christie and Jindal shouldn't worry about running for president while having record low approval at home?

    2. Issues of popularity aside, if other prerequisites are treating teachers with contempt, seeking to break unions, and setting up public education to be raided by the privatization-loving corporate crowd, Cuomo has belonged in the same category as Walker, Christie, Jindal, et al. all along. And by no means is he the only nominal Democrat in that category.

    3. No, Christie and Jindal, etc etc etc...WILL NOT WORRY about record low approval ratings. That would indicate that we, in some small way, still live in something resembling a representative democracy. Its not a thing, approval...approval ratings...people consenting to those who govern them...its just not a thing. If one has the right $$ and corporate backing, approval is not necessary and basically everybody knows it.

      Now, is it good to hear that their approval ratings are in the tank....sure. Can Cuomo's sinking approval help our side...yes (it would be a more robust yes if we had a relevant, conscious, smart union leadership...alas, we do not). Is Cuomo weakened a bit...sure. But don't think that this stuff is a huge blip on his radar. He's MUCH more interested in keeping the private interests that he is a whore for happy. Thats the overwhelming blip on his radar.
      Lets not think, though, that those approval ratings can't come back up too. All it takes is a few smart plays on his side...not super likely, but still.

      Anyway, enough of this pining for a democratic society. We don't have one.