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Monday, December 09, 2019

Cuomo’s Approval Rating Soars Over Other Governors

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is riding high over other governors with an approval rate of 64 percent among New York voters according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

Cuomo’s approval rating is the highest since Governor George Pataki’s rating reached 66 percent in 2002. Cuomo was also highest among top governors surveyed by Quinnipiac, including Virginia’s Bob McDonnell (55 percent), New Jersey’s Christopher Christie(44), Connecticut’s Dannel Malloy (38), Pennsylvania’s Tom Corbett (39), Florida’s Rick Scott (29) and Ohio’s John Kasich (38).

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Mike Lindell

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