The bloom is off the ‘Cuo.’
A majority of New Yorkers consider Gov. Andrew Cuomo mismanaged the coronavirus in nursing properties — the place 1000’s of residents died as state officers coated up the grim tally, a brand new ballot has discovered.
Forty-one p.c of voters agree Cuomo has executed one thing unethical — however not unlawful — in his dealing with of nursing properties all through the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with new outcomes launched by the Marist School Ballot on Tuesday.
One other 19 p.c take it a step additional in considering he has executed one thing unlawful, in comparison with 27 p.c of voters that suppose he has executed no wrongdoing.
Ballot interviews performed between Feb. 15 and 17 come on the heels of a bombshell report by The Put up that the governor’s prime aide Melissa DeRosa admitted the administration keen withheld information pertaining to nursing dwelling deaths tied to the virus from the federal authorities for months.
Throughout a closed-door assembly with prime Democratic lawmakers on Feb. 10 revealed solely by The Put up, DeRosa confessed state officers “froze” again in Fall 2020 when U.S. Division of Justice investigators underneath then-President Donald Trump have been probing the Cuomo administration’s insurance policies in long run care amenities.
Cuomo has vociferously defended his state Well being Division’s actions, arguing whereas they might have launched data sooner he nonetheless helps his administration’s plan of action.
However subsequent reviews have proven The Put up’s reporting of DeRosa’s feedback has now led to a brand new, federal investigation by the Jap District of New York.
In the meantime, 54 p.c of people surveyed approve of how the third-term Democrat is dealing with the pandemic, a plunge from a rosy 72 p.c ranking in July.
Marist’s findings additionally present a souring of Cuomo’s job efficiency for the reason that summer season — as simply 49 p.c of residents presently give him a thumbs up, a decline since he achieved a 66 p.c approval ranking in July.
Notably, his constructive view throughout that very same time interval amongst Democrats has additionally sunk, as now 28 p.c of people disapprove of his job efficiency, a rise from July’s 9 p.c.
When requested whether or not or not Cuomo is doing a superb or good job in workplace, 42 p.c of New Yorkers agreed — a lower from a 60 p.c ranking in July.
“Cuomo’s approval ranking, which was sky excessive in the summertime, has returned to its pre-pandemic degree,” stated Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist Ballot.
“Ought to Cuomo determine to hunt a fourth time period, these outcomes recommend it is going to be a problem. That stated, his present numbers are similar to what they have been when he confronted the voters final time.”
General, 50 p.c have a positive view of the third-term Democrat, a slight downward tick from 54 p.c of these questioned in 2018.
Forty-six p.c of people have an unfavorable opinion of the governor, up from 40 p.c in 2018.
New Yorkers are additionally not bought on granting the governor a fourth time period — 36 p.c of voters stated they might elect him once more in comparison with 39 of respondents requested three years in the past.
A complete of 953 people have been interviewed, with a 3.eight plus or minutes margin of error.