Why is this? Because Cuomo is a progressive puke and the lamestream is covering his azz so he can run for Prez in 2016! http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/2014/08/11/poll-ethics-probe-cuomo-largely-unknown-voters/13922279/
Joseph Spector, Wires 6:11 p.m. EDT August 11, 2014
(Photo: AP )
ALBANY – Potential meddling by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office into a corruption-busting panel he created hasn’t resonated with voters, a poll Monday found.
The Democratic governor has been under intense scrutiny in the media and from his GOP foes over the last three weeks about his office’s role in allegedly scuttling attempts by the Moreland Commission to investigate his allies.
Yet two-thirds of voters said they were unfamiliar with the issue, the Siena College poll found. Upstate voters were slightly more familiar: 36 percent said they were aware of the investigation by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.
The flap, however, did lead to a five-percentage-point drop against his Republican opponent, Westcheser County executive Rob Astorino, although Cuomo still retained a 32-percentage-point [I can verify this is a lie! The polls show a 49 – 41 % race] edge.
Cuomo led Astorino 58 percent to 26 percent, [I can verify this is a lie! The polls show a 49 – 41 % race] according to the poll.
“Albany insiders and political junkies are certainly talking lots about Moreland, Bharara, investigations, and the like, but most New York voters are spending their summer not following any of that news,” Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement. “Voters see corruption as a serious problem, but not one they pay a lot of attention to. [Another lie!]”
Sixty-three percent of voters said they didn’t have enough information about the Moreland Commission’s disbandment in March by Cuomo to make a decision on whether there was any criminality.
Cuomo dumped the panel as it investigated more than a dozen potential corruption cases in the state Legislature, mainly surrounding possible misuse of campaign cash. [I thiink the only true statement in the entire article]
The commission’s work is now being reviewed by Bharara. Astorino has sought to seize on the Moreland mess, but the poll showed he had made few inroads, in part because his fundraising has lagged [Send in a donation please, even a small one is good! We NEED to get the fascist Cuomo and the progressives OUT OF NEW YORK!] and hasn’t allowed him to get attack ads on the air.
He trailed Cuomo by 60 percentage points in New York City, 25 points in the downstate suburbs and 14 points among upstate voters, the poll said. And 57 percent of voters said they had no opinion of him.
Astorino on Monday tried to find hope in the poll. His campaign said Cuomo only had an eight-percentage-point lead among voters aware of the investigation — but that represented about one-third of those surveyed.
“New Yorkers have been promised the moon by the likes of Andrew Cuomo before; they won’t be fooled twice,” Astorino spokeswoman Jessica Proud said in a statement.
Former Sen. George Winner, R-Elmira, said Monday that he will be leading a pro-Astorino political action committee, called Rescue New York, that was registered last week. Winner has been a proponent of hydrofracking, and his law firm has done work for the industry.
But Winner said his interest is broader than fracking, which has been on hold in New York since 2008. He charged that the upstate economy has faltered under Cuomo.
“It’s supporting Astorino,” Winner said of the effort, “and we certainly believe he is going to be less disingenuous than the Cuomo administration is in regards to the real state of affairs in upstate New York and the dire need for an action plan.”
Cuomo’s favorability rating dropped to 57 percent, down from 61 percent last month. His[Cuomo’s] job performance rating also fell slightly to 44 percent favorable, down from 50 percent last month.
Jobs remained the number one issue for voters at 28 percent, followed by taxes at 21 percent, education at 20 percent and government corruption at 17 percent, the poll said. [NY under employment is about 28%]
Cuomo is headed to Israel on Tuesday with legislative leaders to show support for the country.
Democratic incumbents in the other two statewide races on the ballot held commanding leads over their Republican opponents, the Siena poll found.
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli led Onondaga County Comptroller Bob Antonacci by 34 percentage points, while Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had a 27-percentage-point edge over John Cahill, a former aide to ex-Gov. George Pataki.
The Siena College Poll [which has been found to use deceptive polling] was conducted Aug. 4-7 to 863 likely registered voters. It had a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.