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Gov. Cuomo’s favorability rating at 57%, Siena poll finds

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Governor Andrew Cuomo announces new hurricane recovery efforts for Puerto Rico Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in New York. Photo Credit: AP / Michael Noble Jr.

ALBANY — A poll released Friday shows Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is seen favorably by 57 percent of voters, while voters are split over whether they like the Democrat’s performance on the job.

The Siena College Research Institute poll found Cuomo’s favorability rating was 57-35 percent. That’s statistically unchanged since a September poll that showed his favorability rating was 56-37 percent, a difference that is within the poll’s margin of error.

The poll also found 48 percent of voters approved and 50 percent disapproved of his job performance. That’s improved since September when 43 percent approved of his performance while 55 percent disapproved.

The poll also found 52 percent of voters are prepared to re-elect Cuomo, compared to 41 percent who prefer someone else. That number has changed little since February.

The poll questioned 789 registered voters Sept. 25 through Monday and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found Cuomo had a 70-24 percent approval rating among New York City voters, a stronghold for the governor as he seeks re-election in 2018.

The Quinnipiac poll questioned 731 likely voters in New York City from Sept. 27 to Wednesday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.

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