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Politics Poll: Most New Yorkers don't want Cuomo to resign, say he should not run for reelection

02:56  05 march  2021
02:56  05 march  2021 Source:   thehill.com

‘Hard to see the path out’: Cuomo besieged as crises grow

  ‘Hard to see the path out’: Cuomo besieged as crises grow "It appears he's earned himself a primary," said New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams.Now, two months later, he’s embroiled in two major scandals and facing a daily onslaught of questions about deaths in nursing homes, accusations of sexual impropriety and growing speculation that his political career may be in jeopardy.

MORE should remain in office amid mounting scandals, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll – but they don ’ t want him to run for reelection either. Fifty-five percent of voters said that Cuomo shouldn’t resign , despite calls by a growing number of officials on both sides of the aisle for him to step down in A top aide to Cuomo later admitted in a private conversation with state lawmakers that the administration had underreported the nursing home deaths out of concern that releasing the true figures could trigger a Justice Department investigation. Cuomo ’s troubles have only deepened since then.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared that he has no intention of leaving office, despite calls from dozens of state lawmakers who either want him to step down or face impeachment. Democrats and Republicans have come out against Cuomo during dual scandals involving nursing home deaths during the coronavirus pandemic and recently published allegations of sexual harassment. Democratic New York State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara told Fox News' " America's Newsroom " on Wednesday that Cuomo should resign "for the good of the state." Assemblyman Ron Kim, another Democrat

A majority of New Yorkers believe that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should remain in office amid mounting scandals - but they don't want him to run for reelection either, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll.

Andrew Cuomo wearing a suit and tie: Poll: Most New Yorkers don't want Cuomo to resign, say he should not run for reelection © The Hill Poll: Most New Yorkers don't want Cuomo to resign, say he should not run for reelection

Fifty-five percent of voters said that Cuomo shouldn't resign, despite calls by a growing number of officials on both sides of the aisle for him to step down. Forty percent believe that Cuomo should leave office.

Cuomo's been hit with a series of controversies this year.

In January, New York state Attorney General Letitia James (D) released a report accusing Cuomo's administration of undercounting coronavirus-related deaths at nursing homes by declining to add to the total residents who became sickened while in long-term care facilities but died in hospitals.

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" He should resign , but because that is dependent on him , we also need to be The most notable call for Cuomo to resign came Monday from Rep. The New York Working Families Party has also called for Cuomo to resign . Cuomo ran on their ticket for his three gubernatorial victories. The election is a long way away, straw polls aren' t the most reliable predictive method, and the CPAC conference is

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A top aide to Cuomo later admitted in a private conversation with state lawmakers that the administration had underreported the nursing home deaths out of concern that releasing the true figures could trigger a Justice Department investigation.

Cuomo's troubles have only deepened since then.

Three former female employees have come forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. While he acknowledged past behavior that may have made women uncomfortable, he has denied doing so intentionally and said he never made unwanted physical contact with anyone.

Meanwhile, a growing number of journalists and legislators have accused him of using verbally abusive tactics against them.

State lawmakers in Albany struck a deal this week to strip the governor of the emergency powers he was granted last year as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in New York.

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  Everyone Who Has Called for Governor Cuomo to Resign As the scandal over COVID policies is compounded by harassment allegations, a growing number of elected officials say he must resign or be impeached.The governor’s troubles began after a report from State Attorney General Letitia James’s office concluded that his administration had undercounted COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes. Details from a February phone call between Melissa DeRosa, an administration aide, and Democratic lawmakers raised concerns about a cover-up after DeRosa apologized for the administration’s handling of the data, implying it “froze” because of worries that Trump’s Justice Department would target them.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a press briefing to address allegations by three women who accused him of making unwanted advances and sexual harassment. Cramer: On the cusp of a post-Covid boom, money managers want reopening plays. Cuomo Says He 's Not Resigning .

Cuomo said while he is “embarrassed” by the allegations, he wants New Yorkers to hold off on forming an opinion on the matter until the conclusion of a just begun probe being conducted by Attorney General Letitia James. “I understand sensitivities have changed, behaviors have changed, and I’m going to learn from it,” Cuomo vowed as his voice cracked with emotion. The embattled governor, whose briefings were considered must-see TV for much of the COVID crisis, had not taken questions from the press in over a week as his administration became embroiled in multiple scandals.

New Yorkers may want to see Cuomo finish out his current term in the governor's mansion, but most don't want him to continue on past that. The Quinnipiac poll found that 59 percent of New York voters do not want him to run for a fourth term next year, when he's scheduled to go up for reelection.

Only a little more than one-third of respondents - 36 percent - said that he should run to keep his job for another four years.

As for Cuomo's current job performance, voters are largely split in their opinions. Forty-five percent said they approve of the governor's work, while 46 percent disapprove.

He fares better when it comes to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Fifty-six percent said they approve of how he's led the state through the outbreak compared to 41 percent who disapprove. Still, that's a big drop from last May, when a staggering 81 percent gave his handling of the pandemic positive reviews and only 17 percent disapproved.

The Quinnipiac poll is based on responses from 935 self-identified registered voters in New York gathered from March 2-3. It has a margin of sampling error of 3.2 percentage points.

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The walls are closing in on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. © Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 2: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo holds a news conference at the National Press Club May 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Following a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Cuomo leveled criticism at Republican senators and other politicians that he said want to limit federal aid for New York to combat and recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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