A Quinnipiac University poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating has dropped to its lowest point amid an ongoing fight with teachers unions.

The March 11-16 survey found that 50 percent of respondents approve of the Democratic governor's job performance, with 39 percent disapproving. That's down from a 58 percent approval rating in December. Cuomo's highest approval rating was 74 percent in December 2012.

Only 35 percent approve of Cuomo's handling of governmental ethics. And only 28 percent approve of his handling of education.

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Teachers unions have launched ads attacking Cuomo over school funding and proposals to overhaul teacher evaluations. Quinnipiac pollster Mickey Carroll says the voters are siding with the unions.

Quinnipiac's telephone survey of 1,228 New York voters has a 2.8 percent margin of error.