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Governor Cuomo’s Job Approval Rating Hit a New Low

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address and executive budget proposal at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Mike Groll/AP/Corbis

Governor Andrew Cuomo isn’t directly involved in the scandals that took down two of the so-called “three men in a room” who decide what gets done in Albany, but the last man standing is still taking some of the heat. According to a new Wall Street JournalNBC 4 New York-Marist poll, only 37 percent of New York voters think Cuomo is doing a good or excellent job, down from 44 percent in October. That’s a new low for the governor, and it looks like the recent scandals are partly to blame. Forty-three percent of those polled said Albany has become more corrupt in recent years, and only 40 percent think Cuomo is making improvements. The poll was conducted a week ago, so it does not take into account the possibility that Cuomo wowed every woman in New York State with his swift action on nail salons.

Cuomo’s Job Approval Rating Hits a New Low