According to the poll, 50% of New York voters should say Cuomo shouldn’t step down immediately
Half of New York State’s registered voters do not believe Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo should step down immediately. This was found in a poll released Monday by Siena College, despite increasing pressures on allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior to resign as well as his handling of Covid-19 deaths in government nursing homes.
A minority of voters, 35%, said he should resign immediately, with 15% unsure, according to the poll, conducted March 8-12.
A majority of voters, 57%, said they were satisfied with the way the governor addressed allegations of sexual harassment, while 32% didn’t and 11% either had no opinion or had no opinion. 54 percent of men said they were satisfied, while 59 percent of women said the same thing.
Still, more say Cuomo committed sexual harassment (35%) than those who say he did not (24%). A sizable 41% say they don’t know or have no opinion.
The poll found that voters are increasingly saying they will not vote for Cuomo’s re-election for a fourth term. Only 34% of voters said they would be ready to re-elect Cuomo if he ran in 2022, while 52% said they would “prefer someone else”. In February, 46% of voters said they were voting for a fourth term.
The poll, in which 805 voters were asked, has an error rate of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points and was carried out by telephone.
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