New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was once hailed as a rising star in the Democratic Party.
But two massive career-ending scandals have thrown his plans into chaos.
And now, the end is near for Cuomo after this shock poll dropped.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was once hailed as a leading figure in the Democratic Party.
In fact, Democrats even tried to launch a last-minute campaign to get Cuomo the party’s nomination for President against Donald Trump last year, all in an effort to stop Joe Biden.
While these attempts ultimately failed, the New York Governor remained a rising star for Democrats, and a round of favorable press coverage over the Governor’s abysmal response to the coronavirus outbreak gave him further momentum to potentially seek the Democratic nomination for President in either 2024 or 2028.
But now, fresh off of riding an all-time high in approval ratings, Cuomo has found himself in a political free-fall, with his standing in the polls dropping at a near-historic rate.
Mediaite reports, “In a just-released survey from Emerson College, the New York governor’s approval ratings are underwater — checking in at 38 percent favorable and 48 percent unfavorable. The same outfit showed 71 percent of New Yorkers backing Gov. Cuomo for his work on the coronavirus pandemic in April of 2020.”
This is a complete collapse for Cuomo, who was once among the most popular governors in the country. His leadership of the reliably blue state of New York no doubt helped to inflate that approval rating, but now, even Democrats are beginning to turn against one of their own.
“[Cuomo] has been heavily criticized by members of both parties for concealing information about Covid-related nursing home deaths. A total of 59 percent are unsatisfied with Cuomo’s response on that subject, against 27 percent who are satisfied,” concludes Mediaite.
The COVID scandal, combined with multiple allegations of sexual harassment, have utterly tanked Cuomo’s approval ratings.
The Emerson poll also finds that 48% of Democrats believe it’s time for someone new in the New York Governor’s mansion. That same poll shows Cuomo holds an abysmal approval record with Republicans, with an overwhelming majority of them demanding that he resign or at least be defeated for re-election.
This has prompted some New York Republicans to begin laying the groundwork for a potential campaign against Cuomo in 2022, should the embattled governor seek re-election to a fourth term in office.
Worse yet however, is the fact that Cuomo’s approval rating in the deep blue state is drastically underwater compared to Joe Biden, who won New York last year against Donald Trump in a virtual landslide thanks to a tsunami of votes out of reliably Democratic New York City.
Statewide, New Yorkers believe by a nearly 2-1 margin that Cuomo shouldn’t serve another term in office, while Biden remains relatively popular in the Democratic bastion with 53% approving of his handling of the job as President.
This suggests that New York Republicans have a real shot at retaking the Governor’s office for the first time in a decade, which could strike a crippling blow not only to Cuomo’s career, but Joe Biden’s as well in the 2022 midterm elections.