Siena poll: New Yorkers view Trump even more negatively eight months in

President Donald Trump’s approval rating among NY voters has sunk to a new low of his presidency, as have reviews of his overall job performance in the White House, a new Siena College poll shows.

That’s according to a new Siena Research Institute poll released Wednesday morning. Still, only 38 percent of upstaters have a favorable view of the governor, down from 44 percent in July.

Trump is now viewed favorably by only 29 percent NY voters, with 66 percent viewing him unfavorably, according to the poll published today.

“After a turbulent first half of the year that saw Cuomo’s favorability rating fluctuate from month to month, and thanks to increased support this month from Republicans and downstate voters, Cuomo’s favorability rating edged up since July and now stands at 56-37 percent, exactly the same as January of this year”, Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said in a statement.

While Democrats, Republicans and independent voters all saw large slides in support from the May to July’s polls, New York’s large population of independents, almost 2.6 million voters in all, remain in majority support of a “Yes” vote. Again, Cuomo’s numbers upstate are lower than in other areas (29-69 percent).

New Yorkers view Cuomo a tad more positively than they did one month ago. Forty-four percent of respondents support the new name while 42 percent oppose the idea. The numbers were 46-46 percent in July.

The poll found a plurality of voters, 49 percent to 45 percent, believe groups such as self-described white nationalists and neo-Nazis should not be able to have permits to stage rallies.

Just 35% say the statutes and memorials should be removed because “while historic, they celebrate people that rebelled against the United States, and for some, they represent slavery and segregation”. Any constitutional amendments approved at the convention would go before the voters for final passage in November 2019.

Most New Yorkers, 62-27 percent, say the country is heading in the wrong direction, which is up from 58-33 percent in July.

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