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New Yorkers give Kathy Hochul low marks on achieving political goals in 2022: poll


Majority of registered voters in New York say Governor Kathy Hochul has failed to restore trust in state government, a majority of registered voters in New York City have failed to restore trust in state government, according to a Siena College poll released Tuesday morning. past in the face of challenges such as rising crime and skyrocketing rents.

The governor has “work to do” after a tighter-than-expected campaign against Republican Lee Zeldin, who has campaigned heavily for his opposition to criminal justice reforms amid rising crime, Steve said. Greenberg, Siena College pollster.

“Today, when asked whether or not the Hochul administration has made progress on these goals, voters answer with a resounding ‘no,'” Greenberg said.

Some 58% of respondents to the poll of 816 registered voters said the newly elected Democrat “hasn’t” made communities safer from crime over the past year.

Only 22% say she has, while 11% have mixed feelings about her performance on public safety.

Tackling ‘crime’ should be top priority for Hochul next year, according to a plurality of 36% of registered voters, while 31% said ‘cost of living’ deserved top spot, followed of “affordable housing” with 12% support.

The Buffalo native also hasn’t made New York “a place people want to live, not go” amid a continued exodus of upstate residents to places like Florida, according to 55. % of respondents.

Fifty-one percent of voters surveyed said Hochul did not build trust in the state government, while 29 percent say she did alongside him and 11 percent who remained conflicted just over a year after replacing the disgraced ex-governor. Andrew Cuomo amid a slew of scandals.

Just 38% of voters say the Empire State is heading in the right direction in the first major poll to be released after the statewide election, while exactly half of respondents said things are going well. in the “wrong direction”.

The poll found that 58% of participants believe Hochul has not made the state safer in 2022.
Christopher Sadowski

Hochul earned a record deprivation rating of 43% from 41% in October ahead of the Nov. 8 election against Zeldin, who landed a favorable personal best rating of 46% from 37% a few weeks ago.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams scored both a personal best and worst in the poll, with 32% of respondents having a favorable impression of him, compared to 33% who have an unfavorable impression and 36% who don’t. expressed no preference.

But Hochul’s favorable rating fell two points from a personal best 47% to 45% in December after the deadly campaign where Zeldin moved closer to winning the gubernatorial election than any Republican in two decades.

Hochul's popularity ratings have plummeted since beating Rep. Lee Zeldin in a closer-than-expected race.
Hochul’s popularity ratings have plummeted since beating Rep. Lee Zeldin in a closer-than-expected race.

Her election win last month doesn’t mean the hard work is over for the first female elected governor in state history, as a new legislative session approaches in January alongside state budget negotiations. .

“Certainly, political friends and foes will be watching to see if Hochul tries to reset in his upcoming inaugural address and state-of-the-state and budget messages,” Greenberg said.

“They will also be monitoring his actions and words in the weeks and months to come, and whether this impacts his standing with voters.”

The poll had a margin of error of 4.1%.


New York Post

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