Saturday, February 2, 2013

Gov. Cuomo, gun control, and public support

(.Republican disapproval of New York's tough new gun-control law could be taking a toll on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose all-time high 74 - 13 percent job approval rating last month drops to a still-solid 59 - 28 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Voters in non-gun homes approve of the governor 68 - 19 percent. Voters in households with a gun disapprove 50 - 40 percent. Republican approval of the governor, 68 - 18 percent in a survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University on December 12, just two days before the Newtown massacre, is a split 44 - 43 percent today. Democratic support, 82 - 9 percent in December, is 74 - 14 percent today. Approval by independent voters drops from 70 - 12 percent to 54 - 32 percent. Women approve of Gov. Cuomo 64 - 23 percent, down from 73 - 12 percent. Men approve 54 - 33 percent, down from 74 - 14 percent...) Quinnipiac University Poll *********************** Yes, there has been some reduction in the Gov.'s overall support. But one must drill down, into the numbers, to really make good conclusions. Dem, respondents support Cuomo 74-14;and independents, 54-32%. If you split the % differences among Dems. and independents, Cuomo's favorability could be around 64%..not too shabby. In a reelection in 2014, Cuomo will not be worried about the Rep. voters. He continues to be in good standing with the center/left voters. ==================================================

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