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Cuomo ratings dip to all-time low in Marist poll

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at the Capitol in

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo at the Capitol in Albany on March 18, 2015. Credit: AP

ALBANY - Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as approval ratings have fallen to an all-time low, according to a new Marist College poll.

Just 37 percent of those surveyed said they approved of the way the Democrat is doing his job, down 7 points from October and in stark contrast to Cuomo's highest rating, 59 percent, achieved in 2012, The Wall Street Journal-NBC-Marist College poll found.

Further, Cuomo lost support among his Democratic base.

According to Marist, just 43 percent of Democrats, down from 56 percent in October, gave the governor passing marks. Regionally, the decline is most pronounced in New York City, where his approval dropped to 44 percent from 53 percent in October.

In the city's suburbs, defined by the poll as Long Island and several Hudson Valley counties, 41 percent said they approved of the job Cuomo is doing, while 55 percent disapproved.

Marist pollster Lee Miringoff said Cuomo's ratings decline is due, in part, to New Yorkers perception that corruption has increased in the state.

On the bright side for the governor, 52 percent statewide said they still have a favorable impression of him.

Marist surveyed 712 New York residents, including 532 registered voters, on May 4-5. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.

For more details on the poll, click here.

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