Cuomo Hits Poll High Post-Irene

ALBANY, NY - JANUARY 1: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo speaks at his inauguration in the War Room at the state Capitol on January 1, 2011 in Albany, New York. In attendance were Governor Cuomo's girlfriend Sandra Lee, his daughters Michaela, Mariah and Cara and his parents former Governor Mario M. Cuomo and Matilda Cuomo. (Photo by Nathaniel Brooks-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Andrew M. Cuomo Photo: Pool/2011 Getty Images

Governor Andrew Cuomo won the approval of 86 percent of New Yorkers for his handling of Tropical Storms Irene and Lee, with only 7 percent disapproving, bringing his overall approval rating to an all-time high of 66 percent, the most overwhelming positivity ever recorded for a governor in a Quinnipiac University poll. Cuomo is dominating in the suburbs with an approval rating of 74 percent, and wins a still impressive 62 percent in the city. In a lieu of anything controversial to say, even the pollster joked, "Maybe we should ask about his Queens accent." [Quinnipiac]