As our exclusive NY1/Baruch College City Poll finds, Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to hold solid support in the city, while President Trump's numbers continue to get worse. NY1 Political Reporter Zack Fink has the poll results below, and the full story below that.
In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Andrew Cuomo is doing as Governor?
Not sure 23%
In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as President?
Not sure 9%
Do you think President Trump should be impeached?
Not Sure 13%
This telephone poll was of a random sample of 1,089 New York City adult residents, including 800 likely voters in the November 2017 probable electorate. The margin of error for likely voters is +/- 4.5 points.
BREAKDOWN OF THE POLL
While he's often feuding with the mayor and critics blame him for the state of the subways, Gov. Cuomo's popularity remains strong in the city.
According to our exclusive NY1/Baruch College City Poll, Cuomo's job approval rating in the city is at 58 percent, while 17 percent disapprove. That's a slight improvement from the last poll.
"It's two points down on the approval, but it's three points down on the disapproval," said Doug Muzzio, a pollster for the City Poll. "So we got a net gain of one."
The governor continues to try to keep a high profile in the city. On Thursday, Cuomo held a joint news conference with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosello to discuss New York State's continued efforts to assist the island.
Last month, Hurricane Maria struck with deadly force, knocking out power for more than three million residents, more than 70 percent of whom remain without power.
But the island's power authority recently cancelled a $300 million no-bid contract with Whitefish, a Montana-based company hired to rebuild the grid, after charges of cronyism.
NY1 asked Cuomo if he had any concerns about the contract.
"The Whitefish contract is a separate matter. The governor has said that he is going to audit it, investigate it," Cuomo said. "I believe there are other agencies that are going to investigate it. That will be what it is."
Cuomo has been working to fill the void left by Whitefish by sending workers to help restore power. Cuomo's approval numbers in a new poll show improvement, which may or may not be related to his efforts in assisting Puerto Rico.
The poll also looked at the popularity of Donald Trump in the city. It may not come as a surprise to many New Yorkers, but he is quite unpopular in New York City.
According to the poll, 73 percent of New Yorkers disapprove of the job Trump is doing, and only 17 percent approve.
"Familiarity breeds contempt. New Yorkers didn't like him, and still don't like him," Muzzio said. "This is four points higher than in July, so we are becoming more disapproving."
When asked if Trump should be impeached, 55 percent said yes; 29 percent said no.
The poll samples nearly 1,100 New Yorkers, and it was conducted by phone from Oct. 20 through the 27th.