Andrew Cuomo remains one of the most popular governors in the country, a new poll released Wednesday shows.
The latest poll from Quinnipiac University shows that 70 percent of New Yorkers approve of the job their Democratic governor is doing, compared with a mere 16 percent who disapprove. Elected in 2010, Cuomo has claimed lofty approval numbers for virtually his entire first term. According to Quinnipiac, his lowest mark came in February of last year, when a still-impressive 56 percent of of New York voters approved of Cuomo's job performance.
Cuomo's popularity transcends party lines, with 66 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats statewide approving of his job performance in Wednesday's poll. He also boasts a minimum approval rating of 69 percent among independents, men, women, whites, African-Americans and Latinos. Moreover, Cuomo is as widely approved in the more conservative upstate New York (68 percent) as he is in the liberal New York City metro region (70 percent).
The PollTracker Average currently places Cuomo's approval rating at 67.6 percent.