In the 2nd month of her first full term in office, New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s approval rating significantly declined, as per a recent poll.
Based on a Siena College poll issued on Monday, Feb. 27, Hochul has a 56 to 40% approval rating across the state’s registered voters, up from a 56 to 36 percent favorable rating in January.
The poll indicated that Hochul’s favorability decreased significantly from 48 to 42% in January to 46 to 43 percent.
Voters were asked which topics they believed the state legislature should concentrate on, and 36% of respondents indicated crime, led by cost of living at 27% and low-cost housing at 13%. Equal opportunity, the environment, and public health all received single-digit responses.
Two-thirds of voters claimed crime is a significant problem in their neighborhood, and 92% of voters stated crime is a serious problem throughout the state.
According to Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg, crime and the expense of living were voters’ top 2 concerns for Albany in December as the current session got started. They still want Hochul and the Legislature to give these 2 issues high priority.
Republicans, independents, residents of downstate areas, and residents of upstate states place crime as their number one issue; yet, for Democrats and residents of New York City, the expense of living comes out on top.
When questioned about particular budget suggestions from Hochul, 2 enjoyed broad support from both parties: reducing the 0.08 % DWI threshold and putting minimum wage hikes on the rate of inflation.