Poll: Cuomo Job Approval Tanks After Gun Laws

Poll: Cuomo Job Approval Tanks After Gun Laws

After ramming through arguably the country’s toughest gun control law after the Sandy Hook massacre, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) approval rating dropped 15 percentage points.

A Quinnipiac poll last month found 74% of New Yorkers approved of Cuomo while only 13% disapproved. On Wednesday, the same poll found 59% New Yorkers now approve of his performance while 28% do not. The December poll was conducted two days before the Sandy Hook massacre. 

On Tuesday, “the New York-affiliate of the National Rifle Association filed a notice of claim to sue to stop enforcement of the law, arguing it unconstitutionally deprives New Yorkers of their rights.”

Fifty percent of those who live in a household with a gun disapprove of Cuomo while only 40% approve. 

The poll found 68% of voters who live in homes without guns, though, favor Cuomo while only 19% disapprove

Support for Cuomo “dropped across the board”–his “approval rating among independents fell from 70-12 to 54-32, among Democrats from 82-9 to 74-14, among women from 73-12 to 64-23 and among men from 74-14 to 54-33.”

The poll surveyed 1,127 New Yorkers between Jan. 23-28, and the margin of error is +/- 2.9 percentage points. 

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