Poll: Spat Between Mayor and Governor Harming State
Are Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo really feuding? Most New York voters say yes, and they think it's hurting the state.
According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 57 percent of state voters agreed that the mayor and governor are locked in a political battle that's getting in the way of the public good.
Among those who acknowledge a feud, 78 percent say it's harmful to the people of New York State.
Twenty percent say it's not hurting the state.
When asked to play political referee, 61 percent of voters think Governor Andrew Cuomo is winning the fight.
Nine percent choose the mayor.
When asked about the poll, Cuomo said he doesn't let political differences stand in the way of getting things done.
"I would never allow a relationship issue with anyone do with anything on how I serve," he said. "I don't really care about personal feelings. My job is to work with everyone to move the state forward."
A spokesperson for the mayor responded by saying polls "go up and down" adding, "If there are ways to work productively with this Governor, we will do so. If NYC is getting the short end of the stick from the State, we will continue to call that out."
The poll surveyed 1,366 state voters from September 10 to September 15.
It has a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points.