New York - Quinnipiac Poll: Cuomo’s Numbers Falling; Half Of All New Yorkers Say Get Rid Of The Entire Legislature
New York - Poll numbers have continued to tank for Governor Andrew Cuomo to his lowest approval numbers ever – 44-42 percent, down from 50-39 percent in March – according to a new Quinnipiac University poll out today (http://bit.ly/1MhBTDL). Experts say the plummeting numbers can be attributed in part to Cuomo’s failure to enact real ethics reform in Albany.
Prospective voters were asked, “Do you think New York State elected officials are capable of ending political corruption in Albany or should all current elected officials be voted out of office so new officials can start with a clean slate?”
More than half of the voters surveyed, 55-28 percent, said they preferred to get rid of all elected officials in Albany so new representatives can take over.
“Can Albany fix itself? A lot of New Yorkers don’t think so. And most of them think Governor Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem, not of the solution,” said Quinnipiac University pollster Maurice Carroll. “There have been no charges of corruption leveled against the governor or anyone in his administration, but when the stench gets this bad, everyone starts to smell.”
The poll also found that 67 percent of voters believe that the established practice of “three men in a room,” whereby the Governor, the Assembly Speaker, and the Senate Majority Leader secretly determine all important issues, is a contributing cause of corruption in Albany, with 12 percent saying it is the main cause, and 11 percent stating it is not a cause at all.
The poll surveyed 1,229 voters throughout New York from May 28 to June 1.
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