Cuomo's mass transit approval ratings drop, poll says – New York News

As New York’s mass transit declines, so has Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s approval rating.

Just 46 percent of New York State voters approve of the job Cuomo is doing as governor, and 38 percent disapprove, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University out Wednesday. And many New Yorkers are sharply critical of his performance when it comes to mass-transit issues, the poll shows.

Overall, that’s the governor’s lowest approval rating since a dip to a 43-43 split in the percentage of those who approve and disapprove of Cuomo’s performance, his all-time lowest, in September of 2015, according to Quinnipiac.

The poll marks a drop of 6 percentage points since March, when the governor held a 52 percent approval rating, according to Quinnipiac.

The new poll surveyed 1,137 New York voters through in-person and telephone interviews from July 5 through Monday, the first day of the governor’s so-called “summer of hell” at Penn Station as Manhattan-bound commuters endure service alterations caused by a long-delayed track repairs at the busy midtown terminal.

In the face of the transit woes, more than one in six New Yorkers give the governor a failing grade for…

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