Albany, N.Y. (AP) – A poll shows more New York state Republican voters for the first time disapproving of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's performance following the Democrat's push for a gun-control bill.
The Quinnipiac University poll finds 49 percent of Republicans disapprove of Cuomo while 38 percent approve of his job performance. That compares to 44 percent who approved and 43 who disapproved in a late January poll, a statistical dead heat.
In December, 74 percent of all voters approved of Cuomo's performance. In the latest poll he's at 55 percent overall.
Cuomo has a 49-percent approval among independent voters. Sixty-nine percent of Democrats approve of his performance two years into the job.
The poll questioned 1,165 votes March 11 through Sunday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9 percentage points.