Poll finds Gov. Cuomo’s favorability rating moves into positive territory

A new Siena Research Institute poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made some progress in the minds of voters in the Empire State.

The poll released Tuesday found that Cuomo has a positive 48-46 favorability rating, an increase from a negative 43-50 favorability rating in August. Cuomo last had a positive favorability rating in the poll back in June.

While Cuomo’s job performance rating is currently negative 38-59 percent, it marks an improvement over the negative 34-64 mark he had last month.

“Cuomo’s favorability rating bounced back into positive territory, albeit by two points. He saw the most gain with independents, among whom he’s now evenly divided, and upstate voters, with whom he’s now underwater by 16 points, a significant improvement from 33 points last month,” said Steve Greenberg of the Siena Research Institute. “And by 49-35 percent (little changed from last month), voters say Cuomo has made New York better in the last nine years as governor.”

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