Last Updated:Tue., Feb. 15, 2011, 11:47am
ALBANY -- Gov. Cuomo is backed by an astronomical 77 percent of New York voters, despite a rancid economy and a cut- to-the-bone state budget plan that could lead to 10,000 state workers' being laid off, according to a poll released yesterday.
The Siena College survey found Cuomo with the highest approval rating ever for a governor in six years of state polling.
The poll found 70 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of conservatives view Democrat Cuomo favorably. Only 16 percent overall view him unfavorably.
In sharp contrast, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) was viewed favorably by just 19 percent throughout the state and negatively by 41 percent.
Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos' ratings were 11 percent favorable and 17 unfavorable.
While voters expressed opposition to Cuomo's proposed cuts to local school districts, CUNY and SUNY, they still backed his overall plan, 72 to 25 percent.
Two-thirds of those surveyed said the soon-to-expire tax on those earning more than $200,000 a year, which Cuomo wants ended, should be continued.
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