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63% of registered voters in New York say that Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign after an independent investigation concluded he sexually harassed multiple women in violation of state and federal law, according to a Marist poll released Wednesday.

Why it matters: Cuomo has refused to resign in the immediate aftermath of the public findings, claiming on Tuesday that he has never touched anyone inappropriately.

  • He had previously urged critics calling for his resignation to wait for the results of the investigation, but now says "politics and bias" were "interwoven throughout every aspect" of the report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James.
  • Dozens of prominent Democratic politicians, including President Biden, have called on Cuomo to resign.

By the numbers: 63% of registered voters in New York say Cuomo should resign — including 52% of Democrats and 77% of Republicans, according to the Marist poll.

  • 59% of registered voters say the governor should be impeached by the New York State Legislature if he does not resign.
  • 80% of registered voters say he should not be re-elected, including 73% of Democrats.

Methodology: Marist conducted the survey of 542 registered voters via telephone on Aug. 3 following the release of the investigation. The poll has a margin of error of ±5.5 percentage points.

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Arkansas Poll: Residents bummed on outlook

Data: Arkansas Poll. Chart: Axios Visuals

Arkansans are more pessimistic about their financial future than they were during the recession, according to results of the Arkansas Poll released yesterday.

  • The likely reason has more to do with politics than the economy, U of A political science professor Janine Parry told Axios.

Why it matters: The annual poll provides a snapshot of how residents feel about current events, politics, policy and political figures.

Updated 26 mins ago - Science

Volcanic eruption in Tonga caused "significant" damage

This satellite image of the eruption on Jan. 15 taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite operated by Japan Meteorological Agency and released by National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT). Photo: NICT via AP

Significant damage has been reported in Tonga following an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday, which covered the Pacific nation in ash and cut off communication lines.

Driving the news: The eruption triggered tsunami warnings across Tonga's islands and in other regions, including the West Coast of the U.S. and New Zealand.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Trump dogs "dull" DeSantis ahead of potential 2024 matchup

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Donald Trump is trashing Ron DeSantis in private as an ingrate with a "dull personality" and no realistic chance of beating him in a potential 2024 showdown, according to sources who've recently talked to the former president about the Florida governor.

Why it matters: The two are among the most popular Republicans in the country, and as the former president eyes another run in 2024, he's irked by DeSantis' popularity and refusal to rule out running against him.