Albany, N.Y. - According to a new Siena College Poll, voters are pleased with the agenda Governor Andrew Cuomo has laid out for the 2013 legislative session, a poll released today found.
Cuomo himself still enjoys strong approval ratings. The Siena poll found Cuomo with a 71-24 percent favorability rating, essentially unchanged from last month. He had a 60 percent job-performance rating, also unchanged from December.
Nine of Cuomo’s initiatives in his State of the State address were strongly supported by New Yorkers, the poll found.
Voters said they supported strong bans on assault weapons and increasing penalties on illegal gun purchases – two key pieces of a gun-control law passed by lawmakers and signed by Cuomo on Tuesday.
Voters were split 52 percent to 46 percent on whether to have armed security guards in all schools. Cuomo has not proposed the idea.