Public opinion poll shows Hochul has a favorable rating

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Hochul at Dutchess County Airport (c) Mid Hudson News (file photo)

TOWN OF POUGHKEEPSIE – A new Marist poll has found that 50 days after being sworn in, New York Governor Kathy Hochul has positive support from state residents. 55 percent of those polled gave a “favorable” rating and 56 percent say she is a “good leader” for New York.

Disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo did not do nearly as well with 77 percent saying they do not want him to attempt running for governor again, including 74 per cent of Democrats.

Hochul’s approval rating is solid with 49 percent approving and 31 percent disapproving of her at this time, according to the poll but one in five (20 percent) New Yorkers say they are unsure about the job she’s doing.

When Democrats were asked about the potential primary field in 2022, Hochul tops Attorney General Letitia James and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.  A total of 44 percent of those asked support Hochul, with 28 percent supporting James and 15 percent supporting Williams.  Thirteen percent of those polled were undecided.


The complete findings of the Marist Poll can be found here.