March 4, 2021 - New Yorkers To Cuomo: Don't Resign, But Don't Run Again, Quinnipiac University NY State Poll Finds; Cuomo Loses Pandemic Hero Status With Mediocre Job Approval Quinnipiac University Polling Logo
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As Governor Andrew Cuomo faces allegations of both sexual harassment and undercounting nursing home deaths during the pandemic, a majority of New York voters say 55 - 40 percent that Cuomo should not resign as governor in a Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pea-ack) University poll of New York state registered voters conducted March 2nd - 3rd. Democrats say 74 - 21 percent he should not resign, while Republicans say 70 - 23 percent and independents say 52 - 44 percent he should resign.

However, voters also say by a large margin (59 - 36 percent) that they would not like to see Andrew Cuomo run for reelection in 2022.

Voters give Governor Cuomo a split 45 - 46 percent job approval rating, with Democrats approving 65 - 27 percent, Republicans disapproving 82 - 13 percent, and independents disapproving 57 - 33 percent.

Today's numbers mark a nearly 30-point drop in Cuomo's job approval rating compared to about a year ago. At the height of the pandemic in New York, in May of 2020, voters approved 72 - 24 percent of the job Cuomo was doing, which was close to an all-time high. Before the pandemic, in March of 2019, New York voters approved of the job he was doing 50 - 41 percent.

On his handling of the response to the coronavirus, voters approve 56 - 41 percent, down from 81 - 17 percent in May of 2020.

On whether Governor Cuomo has lost his ability to be an effective leader, 53 percent of New York voters say "no" and 43 percent say "yes."

"From popular to precarious, Governor Andrew Cuomo's political standing is on shaky ground. New Yorkers are not clamoring to have him step down at this stage, but they are signaling a willingness to show him to the exit door once his term is done," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS

Voters say 59 - 27 percent that they are not satisfied with Governor Cuomo's explanation and apology regarding the sexual harassment allegations made against him.

Just under half of voters (48 percent) say they do not think Governor Cuomo is being truthful about the sexual harassment allegations being made against him, while 30 percent say they think he is being truthful with 22 percent not offering an opinion.

Almost 8 in 10 New York voters say the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo by two former aides are either very serious (43 percent) or somewhat serious (36 percent). Another 10 percent say they view the allegations as not so serious, 5 percent view them as not serious at all, with 6 percent not offering an opinion.

More than 8 in 10 voters (86 - 9 percent) support the independent investigation being overseen by the New York State Attorney General regarding the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo.

"Governor Cuomo's apology and explanation about the sexual harassment allegations aren't cutting it with New Yorkers. A clear majority indicate Cuomo's response falls short and only 3 in 10 voters are convinced at this point that he's being truthful," added Snow.

Forty-nine percent of voters say they do not think Governor Cuomo treats women with the same amount of respect as he treats men, 25 percent say he does, and 26 percent did not offer an opinion.

NURSING HOME DEATHS

Three-quarters of voters (75 percent) believe Governor Cuomo did something wrong when it comes to his handling of the way nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic were reported; a slim majority (51 percent) say they believe he did something unethical but not illegal, 24 percent say they think he did something illegal, and 16 percent say they think he did nothing wrong.

EMERGENCY POWERS

A slim majority of voters say 51 - 46 percent that the New York state legislature should remove the emergency powers that were granted to Governor Cuomo last year to manage the coronavirus pandemic.

CUOMO TRAITS

Voters give Cuomo a mixed favorability rating, with 44 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of him, while 48 percent have an unfavorable opinion of him, which is close to his lowest favorability rating of 42 - 45 percent in March of 2019.

Voters say 64 - 33 percent that Cuomo has strong leadership qualities, compared to 67 - 29 percent who said that in May of 2018.

Only 37 percent of voters say that Cuomo is honest and trustworthy, while 55 percent say he is not honest and trustworthy, the lowest honesty number he has received on this question dating back to July of 2007. The previous low was February of 2018 when 43 percent of voters said he was honest and trustworthy and 42 percent said he was not.

Voters say 54 - 43 percent that Cuomo cares about the needs and problems of people like them, similar to his previous high of 54 - 39 percent in March of 2017.

NY ELECTED OFFICIALS

Voters were asked about other elected officials and how they are handling their jobs. Attorney General Letitia James gets the highest approval of any elected official in New York, with 61 percent of voters approving, 16 percent disapproving, and 23 percent not offering an opinion. Her previous approval rating in January of 2019 was 40 - 18 percent, with 42 percent not offering an opinion. Approval ratings for other New York elected officials are generally positive.
  • U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer: 52 percent say approve, 40 percent disapprove, and 8 percent not offering an opinion;
  • U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 47 percent say approve, 28 percent disapprove, and 25 percent not offering an opinion;
  • NY Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli: 36 percent say approve, 14 percent disapprove, and 50 percent not offering an opinion;
  • NY Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins: 32 percent say approve, 19 percent disapprove, and 49 percent not offering an opinion;
  • NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie: 26 percent say approve, 18 percent disapprove, and 56 percent not offering an opinion.
Voters also shared their opinions on whether they view other elected officials favorably or unfavorably.
  • NY Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul: 14 percent say favorable, 6 percent unfavorable, and 78 percent haven't heard enough;
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: 22 percent say favorable, 62 percent unfavorable, and 14 percent haven't heard enough;
  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: 44 percent say favorable, 38 percent unfavorable, and 18 percent haven't heard enough.
PRESIDENT BIDEN

Voters in New York approve of the way President Joe Biden is handling his job 61 - 32 percent. They also approve of the way he's handling the response to the coronavirus 66 - 28 percent.

935 self-identified registered voters in New York were surveyed from March 2nd - 3rd with a margin of error of +/- 3.2 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Doug Schwartz, Ph.D. since 1994, conducts independent, non-partisan national and state polls on politics and issues. Surveys adhere to industry best practices and are based on random samples of adults using random digit dialing with live interviewers calling landlines and cell phones.

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1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrew Cuomo is handling his job as governor?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              45%    13%    65%    33%    40%    49%    44%    31%
Disapprove           46     82     27     57     52     41     44     62
DK/NA                 9      5      8     11      7     10     12      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              48%    41%    51%    29%    42%    36%    60%
Disapprove           44     51     38     62     47     54     33
DK/NA                 8      7     11      8     11     10      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              34%    52%    50%
Disapprove           55     39     44
DK/NA                10      9      6
 
 
2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Chuck Schumer is handling his job as United States Senator?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              52%    11%    77%    37%    46%    57%    62%    41%
Disapprove           40     84     15     54     44     37     33     53
DK/NA                 8      5      8     10     10      6      5      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              50%    57%    61%    43%    55%    50%    57%
Disapprove           38     41     36     51     39     44     32
DK/NA                12      2      3      6      5      5     11
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              44%    55%    59%
Disapprove           48     38     31
DK/NA                 8      7      9
 
 
3. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Kirsten Gillibrand is handling her job as United States Senator?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              47%    18%    65%    38%    47%    48%    60%    41%
Disapprove           28     59     11     36     27     28     23     37
DK/NA                25     23     24     25     26     24     17     23
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              49%    51%    48%    44%    53%    49%    49%
Disapprove           21     33     31     34     29     31     21
DK/NA                30     16     20     22     19     20     30
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              41%    51%    51%
Disapprove           32     23     29
DK/NA                27     26     20
 
 
4. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as president?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              61%    14%    92%    44%    58%    65%    68%    47%
Disapprove           32     80      5     46     35     31     28     47
DK/NA                 6      6      3     10      8      5      4      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              62%    62%    66%    49%    61%    56%    72%
Disapprove           28     35     31     43     35     39     20
DK/NA                10      3      3      8      3      5      8
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              46%    72%    67%
Disapprove           46     22     28
DK/NA                 8      6      5
 
 
5. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Thomas DiNapoli is handling his job as state comptroller?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              36%    23%    48%    27%    38%    34%    38%    34%
Disapprove           14     23      8     19     14     14     12     19
DK/NA                50     54     44     54     48     52     50     47
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              33%    43%    44%    39%    34%    36%    39%
Disapprove           14     13     11     16     16     16     10
DK/NA                53     44     46     45     51     48     51
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              35%    36%    38%
Disapprove           15     13     13
DK/NA                49     51     49
 
 
6. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Letitia James is handling her job as state attorney general?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              61%    29%    82%    49%    58%    63%    64%    51%
Disapprove           16     41      3     23     18     15     15     23
DK/NA                23     31     14     28     24     22     21     26
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              60%    63%    67%    53%    59%    56%    69%
Disapprove           13     19     14     21     19     20     10
DK/NA                27     18     19     25     23     24     20
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              51%    73%    55%
Disapprove           20     14     15
DK/NA                29     14     29
 
 
7. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Carl Heastie is handling his job as State Assembly Speaker?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              26%     8%    33%    22%    31%    21%    19%    25%
Disapprove           18     31     12     22     17     20     18     19
DK/NA                56     61     54     56     52     59     64     57
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              30%    24%    25%    23%    21%    22%    33%
Disapprove           19     16     17     21     16     18     18
DK/NA                51     60     58     56     63     60     49
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              20%    31%    25%
Disapprove           17     16     25
DK/NA                63     53     50
 
 
8. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Andrea Stewart-Cousins is handling her job as state Senate Majority Leader?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              32%    11%    45%    24%    31%    32%    31%    21%
Disapprove           19     39      7     26     17     21     19     26
DK/NA                49     50     48     50     51     47     50     54
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              35%    32%    31%    21%    29%    25%    43%
Disapprove           18     19     17     25     21     23     13
DK/NA                47     49     51     54     50     52     44
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              25%    38%    31%
Disapprove           22     14     25
DK/NA                54     48     44
 
 
9. Is your opinion of Andrew Cuomo favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%    12%    60%    36%    39%    48%    39%    30%
Unfavorable          48     85     30     57     54     43     53     63
Hvn't hrd enough      5      3      6      5      5      5      2      5
REFUSED               3      1      4      2      2      4      5      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            49%    40%    47%    27%    40%    34%    60%
Unfavorable          45     55     44     67     53     59     31
Hvn't hrd enough      4      3      7      2      4      3      8
REFUSED               2      3      3      4      3      3      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            32%    53%    46%
Unfavorable          59     38     50
Hvn't hrd enough      4      7      2
REFUSED               4      2      2
 
 
10. Is your opinion of Bill de Blasio favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about him?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            22%    10%    32%    14%    25%    20%    14%    15%
Unfavorable          62     78     50     75     63     61     72     63
Hvn't hrd enough     14     10     16     10     10     18     12     20
REFUSED               2      2      3      1      2      2      3      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            22%    20%    25%    13%    15%    14%    33%
Unfavorable          66     65     51     70     65     67     55
Hvn't hrd enough     11     14     20     14     18     16     11
REFUSED               1      2      3      3      2      2      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            12%    33%    18%
Unfavorable          58     61     73
Hvn't hrd enough     28      5      9
REFUSED               2      2      1
 
 
11. Is your opinion of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            44%     7%    68%    30%    43%    44%    49%    29%
Unfavorable          38     82     14     50     41     35     39     50
Hvn't hrd enough     18     10     17     19     15     20     10     20
REFUSED               1      1      1      1      1      1      2      1
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            50%    40%    44%    35%    39%    38%    55%
Unfavorable          31     43     38     52     40     45     23
Hvn't hrd enough     19     15     17     12     18     16     21
REFUSED               1      1      2      1      2      2      -
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            33%    53%    43%
Unfavorable          45     31     38
Hvn't hrd enough     21     15     17
REFUSED               1      1      1
 
 
12. Is your opinion of Kathy Hochul favorable, unfavorable or haven't you heard enough about her?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Favorable            14%     9%    17%    13%    13%    14%    18%    13%
Unfavorable           6     14      4      5      5      7      6      8
Hvn't hrd enough     78     73     77     80     80     77     74     75
REFUSED               2      3      2      2      2      2      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Favorable            12%    14%    20%    13%    17%    15%    11%
Unfavorable           6      5      7      8      6      7      4
Hvn't hrd enough     80     79     71     74     75     75     84
REFUSED               2      2      2      4      2      3      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Favorable            20%    13%     5%
Unfavorable          11      4      2
Hvn't hrd enough     67     81     91
REFUSED               2      2      2
 
 
13. Would you like to see Andrew Cuomo run for reelection as Governor of New York in 2022, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  36%     9%    50%    28%    32%    39%    26%    25%
No                   59     90     44     66     62     56     68     72
DK/NA                 6      1      6      5      6      5      6      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  38%    33%    41%    18%    31%    26%    52%
No                   56     62     54     79     64     70     41
DK/NA                 6      5      5      3      5      4      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  23%    45%    40%
No                   72     49     55
DK/NA                 6      6      5
 
 
14. Do you think Andrew Cuomo should resign as Governor of New York, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should resign    40%    70%    21%    52%    45%    36%    35%    53%
No                   55     23     74     44     49     60     57     39
DK/NA                 5      6      5      4      6      4      8      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should resign    37%    42%    35%    51%    41%    45%    30%
No                   58     52     59     39     53     47     69
DK/NA                 5      7      6     11      7      8      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Should resign    50%    32%    39%
No                   44     64     54
DK/NA                 6      4      7
 
 
15. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - has strong leadership qualities, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  64%    29%    85%    52%    61%    68%    72%    49%
No                   33     67     14     45     37     31     27     48
DK/NA                 2      4      1      3      3      2      1      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  68%    61%    67%    50%    66%    59%    74%
No                   29     37     32     48     32     39     23
DK/NA                 3      2      1      2      2      2      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  55%    70%    69%
No                   41     28     31
DK/NA                 4      2      -
 
 
16. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - is honest and trustworthy, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  37%    11%    55%    24%    33%    41%    31%    27%
No                   55     84     36     69     61     50     60     66
DK/NA                 8      5      9      7      6     10      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  39%    34%    44%    21%    34%    29%    51%
No                   54     60     44     72     56     63     42
DK/NA                 6      6     12      6     10      8      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  29%    44%    38%
No                   62     48     55
DK/NA                 9      8      6
 
 
17. Would you say that Andrew Cuomo - cares about the needs and problems of people like you, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  54%    15%    77%    41%    48%    59%    59%    41%
No                   43     83     20     58     50     37     37     57
DK/NA                 2      1      3      1      1      3      4      2
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  57%    48%    63%    40%    57%    49%    65%
No                   42     48     36     58     41     48     34
DK/NA                 1      4      2      3      2      3      2
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  41%    63%    59%
No                   56     34     39
DK/NA                 2      3      2
 
 
18. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Joe Biden is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              66%    24%    95%    47%    63%    70%    73%    53%
Disapprove           28     68      3     43     29     28     24     40
DK/NA                 5      7      1     10      8      3      3      7
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              68%    66%    71%    57%    66%    62%    76%
Disapprove           25     30     26     35     31     33     19
DK/NA                 7      4      3      8      3      5      5
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              56%    73%    71%
Disapprove           36     22     27
DK/NA                 7      5      2
 
 
19. Do you approve or disapprove of the way - Andrew Cuomo is handling the response to the coronavirus?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Approve              56%    17%    80%    42%    51%    61%    58%    43%
Disapprove           41     80     18     54     46     36     38     55
DK/NA                 3      2      2      4      3      3      4      3
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Approve              59%    55%    61%    40%    57%    49%    68%
Disapprove           39     44     36     56     41     48     29
DK/NA                 3      1      3      4      2      3      3
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Approve              48%    63%    57%
Disapprove           49     35     40
DK/NA                 3      2      3
 
 
20. As you may know, there is an investigation into Governor Cuomo's handling of the way nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic were reported. Which comes closest to your view: he did something illegal, he did something unethical but nothing illegal, or he did not do anything wrong?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Illegal              24%    53%     9%    33%    24%    25%    18%    37%
Unethical/Not illegl 51     36     59     49     52     50     58     42
Nothing wrong        16      7     23      8     16     16     14     13
DK/NA                 8      4     10     10      8      9      9      8
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Illegal              22%    28%    21%    30%    28%    29%    16%
Unethical/Not illegl 58     48     47     52     46     49     54
Nothing wrong        13     15     24     11     16     14     21
DK/NA                 7      9      8      7     10      9      9
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Illegal              29%    21%    25%
Unethical/Not illegl 48     50     58
Nothing wrong        14     20     14
DK/NA                 9     10      4
 
 
21. Do you think the New York state legislature should remove the emergency powers that were granted to Governor Cuomo last year to manage the coronavirus pandemic, or don't you think so?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Should remove    51%    82%    32%    63%    58%    45%    51%    66%
No                   46     14     66     33     38     52     45     30
DK/NA                 3      4      3      3      3      3      4      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Should remove    46%    60%    47%    71%    51%    59%    37%
No                   50     38     51     24     46     37     60
DK/NA                 4      3      2      5      3      4      3
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Should remove    63%    45%    44%
No                   34     52     53
DK/NA                 4      3      3
 
 
22. Do you think that Governor Cuomo treats women with the same amount of respect as he treats men, or don't you think so?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  25%    14%    29%    24%    25%    26%    20%    19%
No                   49     63     43     53     46     51     63     55
DK/NA                26     23     27     24     29     23     18     26
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  25%    24%    26%    15%    23%    19%    35%
No                   45     55     54     61     56     58     38
DK/NA                30     21     20     24     21     23     27
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  18%    34%    22%
No                   59     37     56
DK/NA                23     30     23
 
 
23. How much have you heard or read about sexual harassment allegations being made against Governor Cuomo by two former aides: a lot, some, not too much, or not much at all?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
A lot                46%    52%    43%    52%    43%    50%    53%    49%
Some                 30     28     30     30     32     28     38     30
Not too much         12      9     14     13     12     13      6     12
Not much at all      10     10     12      5     12      9      2      9
DK/NA                 1      1      -      -      1      1      1      -
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
A lot                34%    60%    60%    48%    53%    51%    40%
Some                 34     24     27     36     32     34     25
Not too much         17      9      8      7     11      9     18
Not much at all      14      7      5      7      5      6     16
DK/NA                 1      -      1      1      -      -      1
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
A lot                49%    45%    46%
Some                 36     24     31
Not too much          9     18      8
Not much at all       6     12     15
DK/NA                 1      1      1
 
 
24. Based on what you may have learned through the media or in conversations with others, do you think that the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo by two former aides are: very serious, somewhat serious, not so serious, or not serious at all?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Very serious         43%    50%    38%    48%    48%    38%    37%    55%
Somewhat serious     36     36     36     40     33     38     48     29
Not so serious       10      6     14      5      8     11      7      8
Not serious at all    5      4      6      5      4      6      5      4
DK/NA                 6      5      6      3      6      6      3      5
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Very serious         43%    50%    35%    53%    42%    47%    38%
Somewhat serious     36     31     40     36     39     37     33
Not so serious        8     13     12      5      9      7     15
Not serious at all    3      5     10      3      5      4      7
DK/NA                 9      2      3      4      4      4      8
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Very serious         50%    42%    35%
Somewhat serious     34     34     44
Not so serious        8     11     12
Not serious at all    3      8      3
DK/NA                 5      6      7
 
 
25. Are you satisfied with Governor Cuomo's explanation and apology regarding the sexual harassment allegations being made against him, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Satisfied        27%    12%    37%    22%    24%    29%    20%    21%
No                   59     77     48     68     60     58     68     67
DK/NA                14     11     15     10     16     13     12     12
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Satisfied        23%    29%    37%    15%    25%    21%    36%
No                   59     64     53     71     64     67     48
DK/NA                18      7     10     14     11     12     17
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Satisfied        20%    35%    22%
No                   68     50     62
DK/NA                11     15     16
 
 
26. Do you think that Governor Cuomo is being truthful about the sexual harassment allegations being made against him, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes/Truthful         30%    18%    40%    24%    26%    34%    30%    24%
No                   48     69     33     58     51     44     51     59
DK/NA                22     13     27     17     22     22     19     17
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes/Truthful         29%    31%    36%    18%    34%    27%    36%
No                   45     54     46     62     50     55     38
DK/NA                27     15     18     20     16     18     26
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes/Truthful         23%    37%    29%
No                   59     38     47
DK/NA                18     24     24
 
 
27. Do you support or oppose the independent investigation being overseen by the New York State Attorney General regarding the sexual harassment allegations against Governor Cuomo?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Support              86%    84%    90%    84%    83%    89%    91%    90%
Oppose                9     10      6     11     11      8      7      6
DK/NA                 5      6      4      5      7      3      2      4
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Support              83%    93%    86%    91%    90%    90%    80%
Oppose               10      6     10      6      7      7     13
DK/NA                 7      1      3      4      3      3      7
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Support              87%    84%    88%
Oppose                7     10     10
DK/NA                 6      6      2
 
 
28. Do you think Governor Cuomo has lost his ability to be an effective leader, or not?
                     REGISTERED VOTERS......................................
                                                               WHITE........
                                                               4 YR COLL DEG
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Yes    No
 
Yes                  43%    71%    26%    52%    49%    37%    45%    52%
No                   53     25     69     42     44     60     49     42
DK/NA                 5      4      5      6      7      3      6      6
 
                     AGE IN YRS.......    WHITE.....
                     18-49  50-64  65+    Men    Wom    Wht    NonWht
 
Yes                  38%    49%    40%    55%    45%    49%    32%
No                   56     48     55     37     51     45     65
DK/NA                 6      2      4      9      4      6      4
 
                     AREA.............
                     UpStat NYC    Sub
 
Yes                  51%    36%    41%
No                   44     58     56
DK/NA                 4      6      3