LOUDENVILLE – As lawmakers from both parties have called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign in the wake of sexual harassment accusations, a new poll found that nearly half of New Yorkers say the governor should not leave office.
A Siena College poll reports 50 percent of voters say Cuomo should not resign, to 35 percent who say he should.
The poll also found that 48 percent to 34 percent of voters believe Governor Cuomo can still effectively carry out his job as Governor.
A larger majority, 57 percent to 34 percent are satisfied with the way Cuomo has handled the allegations. As for the claims of sexual harassment, 35% say Cuomo has committed harassment, 24 percent say Cuomo has not.
The Governor still gets high marks for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, 60 percent to 33 percent. Siena says that was virtually unchanged from last month, but according to their website, voters gave Cuomo positive grades on four specifics related to the pandemic – communicating, providing accurate information, reopening plans, and managing the vaccine rollout – however, when it comes to making COVID-related nursing home death data public, voters give Cuomo a negative grade, 27 to 66 percent.