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7 Out Of 10 New York State Voters Say Cuomo Should Resign, Quinnipiac University New York State Poll Finds; 55% Think Cuomo Should Be Charged With A Crime

Just days after the New York Attorney General released a report detailing allegations of sexual harassment from 11 women against Governor Cuomo, voters in New York think 70 - 25 percent that Andrew Cuomo should resign as governor, according to a Quinnipiac University poll of registered voters in New York State released today. The poll was conducted on August 4th and 5th.

Democrats say 57 - 36 percent, Republicans say 88 - 11 percent, and independents say 76 - 19 percent that Cuomo should resign.

In a survey on March 18th, 49 percent of registered voters said Andrew Cuomo should not resign, while 43 percent said he should resign.

"New Yorkers of all stripes are sending a clear message to Governor Cuomo that it is time to step down from office," said Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Mary Snow.

On the question of impeachment, voters say 63 - 29 percent that Governor Cuomo should be impeached and removed from office.

In the wake of the New York Attorney General's report and Governor Cuomo's denials about the allegations made against him, nearly two-thirds of registered voters (65 - 17 percent) think that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, while 18 percent did not offer an opinion.

More than half of New York voters say 55 - 29 percent that they think Cuomo should be charged with a crime based on what they have heard or read about the allegations of sexual harassment against him, while 16 percent did not offer an opinion.

Voters say 70 - 27 percent that they think Governor Cuomo has lost his ability to be an effective leader.


Governor Cuomo receives his all-time lowest job approval since taking office in 2011, as voters give him a negative 28 - 63 percent job approval rating. Prior to today, his lowest job approval was a negative 39 - 48 percent on March 18, 2021.

When asked about the job Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul is doing, a plurality of voters (48 percent) did not offer an opinion, while 31 percent say they approve and 21 percent say they disapprove.

615 self-identified registered voters in New York were surveyed from August 4th - 5th with a margin of error of +/- 4.0 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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