New York voters favor Cuomo as governor, not as president


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Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The majority of voters in New York state said that Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing a good job in his current position, but aren’t as enthusiastic about him running for president in 2016, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Cuomo’s approval rating was 73 percent, and was viewed favorably among Democrats and Republicans. He fared slightly better in New York City than in the rest of the state (69 versus 75 percent).

Only 36 percent of state voters thought that Cuomo should run for president in 2016. But 40 percent said he would do a good job as commander in chief. In New York City, voters were only slightly more in favor of Cuomo becoming president.

Though she no longer represents New York, voters prefer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the White House. When asked who would make a better president, 54 percent of voters said Clinton and 30 percent said Cuomo. Sixty percent of voters in the city favored the former first lady.