Poll: Cuomo hits lowest favorability rating, keeps big lead over Nixon among NY Dems

A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among New York Democrats, despite his favorability rating falling to its lowest level. In this photo, the governor delivers his annual state of the state address to lawmakers on January 3, 2018. (WSTM photo)

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHAM/AP) -- A new poll says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a big lead over Cynthia Nixon among New York Democrats, despite his favorability rating falling to its lowest level.

The Siena College survey released Tuesday found that Cuomo's favorability rating fell to 49 percent among registered Democrats this month. That matches the lowest it has been since he took office back in 2011.

The Democratic governor still leads the "Sex and the City" actress among registered Democratic voters by 58 percent to 27 percent.

Last month a Siena poll found that 66 percent of registered Democratic respondents backed Cuomo compared to 19 percent for Nixon.

Tuesday's poll also gives Cuomo commanding leads over two Republican candidates for governor, Syracuse state Sen. John DeFrancisco and Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

The survey of 692 registered voters was conducted April 8-12 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

AP-WF-04-17-18 1314GMT

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