POLL: New Yorkers Approve of Cuomo's Coronavirus Response

Nearly One-Third Know Someone Who Has Tested Positive

(WBEN) - New poll numbers show that New Yorkers generally approve of the job Governor Andrew Cuomo in handling the Coronavirus pandemic, but are still concerned about the virus. 

Cuomo’s response to the pandemic has gained approval from 87% of people polled. "The Governor's numbers are through the roof," said Siena College Pollster Steve Greenberg.

"In terms of his favorability rating, 71% of New Yorkers view Andrew Cuomo favorably, compared to 23% who view him unfavorably.  It is the best favorability rating Andrew Cuomo has had since January 2013, right before passage of the SAFE Act," said Greenberg.

“In the midst of this global pandemic, New Yorkers approve of Governor Cuomo’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic with near universal support. At least 85 percent of voters from every region approve of his handling of the crisis, as do 95 percent of Democrats, 87 percent of independents and even 70 percent of Republicans,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg in a statement. 

Despite Cuomo’s high marks, 92% of New Yorkers say they are very or somewhat concerned about Coronavirus. Nearly one-third of voters say they know someone who has Coronavirus.

Those who responded to the poll also give overwhelmingly high marks to their local health department, Dr. Anthony Fauci, their local government leader, and the CDC.

President Trump gets praise from 82% of Republicans, but 52% of independents and 79% of Democrats disapprove of the job he’s doing.

The poll also shows that about a quarter of households have someone who has been laid off from work. "25% of voters say someone in their household was laid off from work.  In New York City, it's one out of every three households. Upstate, it's about one in every five voters," said Greenberg.   More than half of all households throughout the state have someone who is working from home.

Read the full poll results HERE.

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