Jul 1, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Majority of New Yorkers say Cuomo should not seek a fourth term

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo waves during an event to announce that New York will lift 'virtually all' Covid-19 restrictions.
Governor Andrew Cuomo waves during an event announcing that New York will lift 'virtually all' Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images

A majority of New Yorkers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should not run for office again, a Siena College poll out Thursday indicates.

The big picture: Cuomo is gearing up to run for a fourth term amid sexual misconduct allegations by current and former aides. But more than 60% of New Yorkers surveyed said they would rather see the governor resign immediately or not seek office again.

  • Cuomo has denied wrongdoing.

By the numbers: 39% of respondents said Cuomo should finish out his term but not run again, while 23% said he should resign immediately.

  • 33% said Cuomo should run for re-election.
  • 45% of voters surveyed said the New York state Assembly should not vote to impeach the governor, while 35% support impeachment.

Methodology: Siena College Research Institute polled 809 voters between June 22 and June 29. The poll has an overall margin of error of +/- 4.1 points.

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