The Quinnipiac poll found New Yorkers think the feud between Cuomo and de Blasio is harmful but Cuomo says "Nahh..."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said people are wrong to think that his ongoing feud with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has had a negative effect on the working relationship between the state and New York City.
Cuomo, a Democrat, was asked by a reporter after an event in Harlem about a Quinnipiac University poll that found 78 percent of voters surveyed believed the officials' bickering has harmed the state. Both men saw their favorability ratings sink in the poll.
“It's irrelevant to me if people think I am winning this feud with the mayor," Cuomo said. "What is relevant is, and where the 78 percent are wrong, is I would never allow a relationship issue with anyone to have anything to do with how I serve the state. I pride myself on being able to work with all sorts of characters in this state."
“Anyone who thinks that the relationship between the state and the city isn't functional is incorrect. We are working. I talk to the mayor regularly, the staffs talk literally on a daily basis. … We're working together, and I don't want anyone to think that I would ever let any personal feelings interfere with the professional responsibility.”
Love that quote - "where 78% are wrong"...
Cuomo's working overtime to stick it to de Blasio again and again and again.
De Blasio's wounded badly by this, but Cuomo's not faring much better.
Where 78% are wrong...
Yeah, that's an argument that's going to work, Andy.