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Siena poll: NY Gov. Cuomo's favorability rating rebounds

The Siena College poll released Tuesday found that 56 percent of respondents gave Cuomo a favorable rating, up from 52 percent in July.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A new survey of voters in New York state suggests Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's favorability ratings are inching upward after a tough summer.

The Siena College poll released Tuesday found that 56 percent of respondents gave Cuomo a favorable rating, up from 52 percent in July. Thirty-seven percent gave the governor an unfavorable rating, down from 41 percent in the last Siena poll.

The improving numbers come after Cuomo faced criticism over New York City transit problems.

The poll indicates New Yorkers are split over renaming the new Tappan Zee Bridge after Cuomo's father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo. Forty-four percent of respondents support the new name while 42 percent oppose the idea.

The Aug. 26-30 survey of 771 registered voters has a 4.2 percentage point margin of error.

AP-WF-09-05-17 1815GMT

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