Voters Support Governor Cuomo, Casinos: Poll


The honeymood period is apparently still going strong for Andrew Cuomo — a survey of voters from Quinnipac University found that New Yorkers approve of the governor by a whopping ratio of 69-19.

But just because voters love Cuomo doesn’t mean they’re happy with politics in general — on that topic, voters said 58-42 that they were dissatisfied with the way things were going in New York.

Perhaps most surprisingly, the poll found that New Yorkers are actually quite keen on gambling in their own state, with voters favoring the creation of casinos 54-38. Gambling in New York could take the form of an Atlantic City-style casino and hotel” at Aqueduct Race Track. Perhaps unsurprisingly, men favor gambling initiatives more than women do, reasoning that it would be good for the economy, and therefore worth the cost it would take to build such a facility.

New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand’s approval rating also suffered a bit, perhaps due to her support of SOPA and PIPA, the massively unpopular anti-pirating laws. Less than half of voters now stand behind Gillibrand’s efforts at the capitol. Maybe she’ll win some points back in the next round of polling for her work to outlaw insider trading by Congress (though, to be honest, that strikes us as something that should have been illegal all along).