New York: Corrupt Cuomo tops challenger 2-1

August 20, 2014 – Gov. Cuomo Is Part Of New York Corruption Problem, More Voters Tell Quinnipiac University Poll; But Issue Has No Impact As Gov Tops Challenger 2-1 PDF format

Government corruption in New York State is a very or somewhat serious problem, 83 percent of voters say, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is part of the problem, 48 percent of voters say, while 41 percent say he is part of the solution, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

In his bid for reelection, Gov. Cuomo tops Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, the Republican challenger, 56 – 28 percent, virtually unchanged from a 57 – 28 percent lead in a May 21 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University.New York State voters approve 57 – 38 percent of the job Cuomo is doing, and say 56 – 36 percent that he deserves reelection, little changed from the May 21 findings.Cuomo gets a 55 – 36 percent favorability rating, compared to Astorino’s 25 – 22 percent favorability, but 51 percent don’t know enough about Astorino to form an opinion of him.Even less well known are Zephyr Teachout, facing Cuomo on the Democratic primary ballot, who gets an 88-percent don’t-know-enough score, and Howie Hawkins, the Green Party general election candidate, with 89 percent who don’t know enough.Voters disapprove 50 – 39 percent of the way Cuomo is handling ethics in government, but say 50 – 40 percent that he is honest and trustworthy. Voters say 49 – 31 percent that the governor would do a better job than Astorino handling ethics in government.”As they have in the past, voters say government corruption is a big New York problem.

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