Post-Scandal, Cuomo’s Poll Numbers Hit a New Low

ALBANY, NY - JANUARY 08:  New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo gives fourth State of the State address on January 8, 2014 in Albany, New York.  Among other issues touched on at the afternoon speech in the state's capital was the legalization of medical marijuana, and New York's continued economic recovery. Cuomo has been discussed as a possible Democratic candidate for the 2016 presidential race.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2014 Getty Images

But he still has a massive lead. According to a Wall Street JournalNBC 4 New York–Marist College poll released Monday, the first conducted since new allegations surfaced about Andrew Cuomo meddling with a state anti-corruption panel, the governor’s favorability rating fell five points in the last month to a new low of 53 percent. However, voters still aren’t flocking to Cuomo’s GOP challenger, Rob Astorino. His rating fell one point, to 22 percent. Among registered voters, Cuomo still has a 31 percent lead over Astorino, so the Republican still has a long way to go if he wants help from New Jersey’s scandal-plagued governor.