Despite Misconduct Allegations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Maintains Support of Some NY Voters

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By Emily Drooby

Lawmakers believe the impeachment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo could take months. This comes after eight women accused him of sexual harassment.

The New York governor lost support of top politicians like Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. However, polls show that so far, he’s managed to hold onto the support of the public.

“The majority of New Yorkers say, ‘we don’t want you to run for re-election Gov. Cuomo, but there’s no need at the moment for you to resign,’” said Steve Greenberg, who conducted the poll for Siena College.

According to Siena College’s March poll numbers, 35 percent of people said he should resign, while 50 percent said he should not. However, 52 percent said as of right now, they wouldn’t vote for him in 2022.

In a recent Quinnipiac Poll, the numbers were a bit closer. Similarly, 43 percent want the governor to resign but 49 percent said they want him to stay in office. Thirty-six percent said Gov. Cuomo should be impeached.

Steve says these numbers could change as more information about the allegations and investigations come to light.

“A poll is nothing more than a snapshot in time,” Steve said, “and events have changed and what people know has changed, and therefore their opinion may change.”

In a March press conference, Gov. Cuomo said he was relying heavily on the public’s support saying he wouldn’t resign because he was elected by the people and not by politicians.