ALBANY — More New Yorkers think Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign, a brand new poll exhibits, because the embattled pol faces a number of investigations into allegations of sexual misconduct and a federal probe into his administration’s potential coverup of hundreds of nursing dwelling deaths all through the pandemic.
The survey launched by Siena College launched Monday additionally suggests Attorney General Letitia James could be a stronger Democratic candidate for governor in 2022 in comparison with Cuomo — who could be working for a fourth time period.
Forty one p.c of registered voters mentioned Cuomo should resign instantly as governor, in comparison with 49 p.c who say he should not step down.
That’s 5 share factors larger than April’s poll, as when requested the identical query: 37 p.c of voters mentioned the Democrat should resign in comparison with 51 p.c who mentioned he should not.
Republicans favor Cuomo’s resignation by a 62 to 29 p.c margin, however Democrats responded that the governor should not resign by a 50 to 29 p.c distinction.
Independents nevertheless had been tied, with 45 p.c saying the governor should resign in comparison with 45 p.c who mentioned he should not.
When given the selection between electing both Cuomo or State Attorney General Letitia James over a Republican for governor subsequent yr, the state’s prime lawyer outperformed the third-term Democrat.
Forty-six p.c of registered voters mentioned they would like that James be elected governor in 2022 over a Republican, in comparison with 29 p.c against the concept.
When requested in the event that they would like to vote for Cuomo over a Republican, 48 p.c of people mentioned ‘yes’ whereas 38 p.c who answered ‘no.’
“When voters were told that the Democrat was Cuomo running against an unnamed Republican, the race tightens significantly. Cuomo leads the generic Republican, 48-38 percent, a 10-point lead,” mentioned Siena pollster Steve Greenberg.
“When voters were told that the Democrat was James running against an unnamed Republican, James leads 46-29 percent, a 17-point lead,” Greenberg mentioned.
Fifty three p.c of New Yorkers would like to elect ‘someone else’ moreover Cuomo if he runs for governor in 2022, a distinction to 37 p.c who would re-elect him.
“While James does better than Cuomo against an unnamed Republican with nearly every demographic group, it’s independent voters that stand out. Independent voters side with James by three points over an unnamed Republican, while the unnamed Republican beats Cuomo by 18 points with independents,” he added.
Meanwhile, 42 p.c of these surveyed think Cuomo has dedicated sexual harassment, 24 p.c replied he has not accomplished so and 34 p.c are both undecided or don’t know.
Democrats are torn 3 ways on the matter — as 32 p.c mentioned he has dedicated sexual harassment, 33 p.c answered that he has not and 34 p.c responded they both don’t know or haven’t any opinion.
Although 48 p.c of New Yorkers harbor an unfavorable opinion of Cuomo in comparison with 44 p.c who mentioned they’ve a positive view, his favorability ranking did make a slight, four-point acquire in comparison with April’s 40 to 52 p.c efficiency.
New Yorkers additionally approve of Cuomo’s total dealing with of the pandemic by a 58 to 35 p.c margin — however 67 p.c mentioned he has accomplished a ‘fair’ or ‘poor’ job when requested about Cuomo’s means to make public all knowledge about COVID-related deaths of nursing dwelling sufferers.
Just 30 p.c of people mentioned he did a ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ job disclosing that data.
The poll of 793 voters performed between May 16 to the twentieth has a plus, minus 4.0 percentage-point margin of error.