Governor of New York Kathy hochulKathy HochulNew York Bans the Sale of Used Cars without Working Airbags De Blasio Steps Toward Possible NY Gubernatorial Campaign Letitia James Launches Gubernatorial Run, Establishes Primary Battle with Hochul MORE (D) has a 50 percent approval rating among state voters, according to a new poll, nearly three months after she was sworn in as head of the Empire State after Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo Cuomo arraignment delayed after New York prosecutor warns of ‘potentially flawed’ complaint De Blasio steps towards potential New York governor campaign Sheriff says failed to coordinate with prosecutor before filing the Cuomo complaint MORE(D) resignation.
Survey, conducted by Morning Consult, found that half of New Yorkers support Hochul, who has announced that she will run for a full term next year as governor, an increase of 6 percentage points over a poll conducted during her first 10 days. in office.
Twenty-nine percent of those surveyed said they disapprove of the way Hochul has handled his work, 14 percentage points higher than the poll conducted at the beginning of his term.
The high disapproval was largely driven by independents and Republicans. 34 percent of independents say Hochul is doing a good job compared to 35 percent giving him a poor grade, while only 27 percent of Republicans approve of the job he’s doing, compared to him. 58 percent who are in the opposition.
Seventy-four percent of Democrats said they approve of the way Hochul has handled his work, compared to 9 percent who said they disapprove.
Hochul’s approval rating among New Yorkers is just behind that of President BidenJoe Biden Nicaragua Ortega Prepares to Win Election Amid International Criticism Representative Gosar Releases Anime Video Showing Him Hitting Biden, Ocasio-Cortez Overnight Energy & Environment – Presented By ExxonMobil – Activists Cry Over COP26 Draft MORE, who has a 54 percent approval rating in the Empire State, and Senate Majority Leader Charles schumerChuck SchumerGOP Delves into Blocking Diplomatic Selections by Biden Sununu Says He Will Decide on Senate Run ‘Next Week’ Christie on 2020 Election: ‘No Matter Where You Are, It’s Over’ MORE (D), who has a 52 percent approval rating in his home state.
She, however, leads Sen. Kirsten gillibrandKirsten Gillibrand Spending Bill Faces Issues in Senate Gillibrand Plans to Invite Meghan to DC to Speak on Paid Leave Meghan Markle Personally Called Republican Senators to Push for Paid Leave: Report MORE (DN.Y.), which gets the approval of 47 percent of New Yorkers.
The new poll numbers come as Hochul prepares for a fierce primary for governor, where he will face New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Public Defender Jumaane Williams.
James, who was elected attorney general in 2018, announced her candidacy for the governor’s mansion late last month, arguing that she would be a “force for change.” If elected, she would be the country’s first black female governor.
Williams officially jumped into the race last month after much speculation about a possible offer.
Governor Cuomo resigned in August following an investigation, led by James’s office, which found he sexually harassed 11 women, some of whom worked in his office.
A Marist poll conducted early last month, before James and Williams announced their campaigns, found that Hochul was leading both in a hypothetical three-way primary race.
Hochul garnered 44 percent support among registered Democrats, followed by James with 28 percent and Williams with 15 percent.
Thirteen percent of those surveyed said they were not sure.
The Morning Consult poll, conducted between October 29 and November 7, polled 3,968 registered voters in New York, including 1,821 Democrats. The margin of error is plus or minus 2 percentage points.