Andrew Cuomo Is So Popular

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo gives a press conference about recalled Toyota cars February 24, 2010 in New York City. Cuomo, thought to be a possible candidate for New York governor, has reached an agreement with the car company to provide Toyota owners in New York with alternative transportation and other perks in the aftermath of the massive recall of Toyota automobiles. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)Photo: Chris Hondros/2010 Getty Images

Fresh findings from Siena College give Governor Andrew Cuomo a 62-37 percent job performance rating — “by far the best it’s ever been,” according to the pollster. Cuomo’s favorability ratings, at 73-20 percent, are his highest since April, and the governor is even polling better among Republicans than independents. Eliot Spitzer, by comparison, was barely holding on to a 44-41 percent favorability rating by his second January.