More than half of New York voters imagine Gov. Kathy Hochul has proven she’s a ‘more collaborative’ leader than her predecessor, disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned final month within the wake of a bombshell report accusing him of sexually harassing a number of ladies, together with present and former staffers.
Fifty-two % of registered voters agree the brand new governor has a more collaborative strategy to authorities management compared to Cuomo, whereas 18 % oppose the concept, in accordance to a new Siena College survey.
Cuomo was extensively identified to have a tight inside circle of confidants, excluding Hochul from his cadre though she served as his lieutenant governor for 2 phrases.
Hochul in the meantime has generously shared the limelight along with her new quantity two, former state Sen. Brian Benjamin of Harlem, emphasizing the significance of presidency partnership with him in addition to different elected officers and advocates throughout her first three weeks because the state’s chief government.
Seventy 4 % of voters agree it is thrilling to have New York’s first girl governor, together with 84 % of Democrats and 50 % of Republicans, in accordance to the ballot.
Forty-four % of voters say Hochul has completed a superb, or good job in her first few weeks, compared to 37 % who say she has completed a truthful, or poor job — and 18 % both don’t know or don’t have any opinion.
Even although Hochul is considered favorably by 42 % of voters and unfavorably by 17 %, 41 % both don’t know her or don’t know sufficient about her to have an opinion.
Building up her identify recognition and increasing her voter base downstate might be a problem for the brand new governor as she heads into what’s anticipated to be a robust 2022 Democratic major.
“While still largely unknown to a wide swath of New Yorkers, Governor Hochul begins her tenure with a lot of good will from voters,” mentioned Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg.
“Among those with an opinion about her, she is viewed strongly favorably, although two in five New Yorkers don’t yet have an opinion, despite Hochul having been Lt. Governor for six years and elected statewide twice,” he added.
Sixty-seven % of these polled agree that Cuomo ought to have resigned fairly than keep in workplace, compared to 26 % preferring the latter.
Another 45 % favor barring him from operating for increased workplace, whereas 40 % of voters disagree with the notion.
A report launched Aug. 3 by state Attorney General Letitia James following practically six month-long investigation discovered Cuomo sexually harassed 11 ladies and that he and his prime aides fostered a poisonous work setting.
He introduced he would step down on Aug. 10 following a two week interval, formally resigning from workplace on Aug. 24.
Voters assume Cuomo did sexually harass ladies who labored for the state by a margin of 56 % to 24 %, with 20 % both having no opinion or uncertain.
Seven hundred voters have been surveyed between Sept. seventh to the twelfth, with a plus/minus 4.2 proportion level margin of error.