Mixed news for Gov. Cuomo in a new Siena poll.
The latest survey, released this morning, shows his favorability rating has rebounded after falling to its lowest level of the year in July. Statewide, 56% of registered voters view the governor favorably. But, 55% give him a thumbs-down on job performance, exactly the same number as July.
The governor's numbers aren't good upstate, where voters view him unfavorably by 18 points, continuing a downward slide that began in July, when upstate voters viewed him unfavorably by 7 points. New York City voters, on the other hand, view him favorably by more than 2 to 1.
Voters are evenly divided, 44% to 42%, about naming the new Tappan Zee Bridge for Gov. Mario Cuomo, and 58% say they know nothing at all about the Constitutional Convention vote in November.
In other findings, the Siena poll says New Yorkers, by a 50%-36% margin, continue to say that the state is moving in the right direction. However, upstate voters don't believe that to be the case. By a nine-point margin, upstate voters feel the state is moving in the wrong direction.
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