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.