Among registered voters, 45 percent have a negative view of the 64-year-old Democrat, while 40 percent have a favorable view of her, according to a survey Siena College Poll Published Tuesday, May 16.

In March 2023, the voter split was 43% to 43%.

Hochul’s job approval rating also appeared to have taken a hit, slipping to 50-44 percent from 52-41 percent in March, according to the pollster.

A large majority (58% to 20%) thought she was a hard worker, while a majority (44% to 32%) thought she was honest. Voters also described her as “incorruptible” by a margin of 47 percent to 26 percent.

However, voters were evenly split on whether Hochul was an “effective” and a “strong leader,” 39 percent to 39 percent and 40 percent to 40 percent, respectively.

“Since January, Hochul’s approval and job approval ratings have declined in the three most recent Siena polls. Job approval is down 14 points and favorability is down 11 points,” Sierra said. said Steve Greenberg, a pollster at the Nasdaq College.

Polls did manage to find some common ground among Democrats, Republicans and independents, with a majority agreeing that three proposals in the recently passed state budget would be good for New York.

These include increasing funding for mental health services, giving judges more discretion when setting bail for serious crimes and empowering the state to crack down on unlicensed marijuana businesses.

“Most Democrats and independents believe that a higher minimum wage and new funding for reproductive health care would also benefit the state,” Greenberg said. “Only Democrats said new building electrification requirements and expanded film Tax credits are good for New York.

“Overall, Democrats think the budget is good for the country, Republicans think it’s bad for the country, and independents are more divided.”

Looking ahead to the 2024 presidential election, 60% of Republicans want former President Donald Trump to be their nominee, while 32% want someone else.

Among Democrats, 56 percent of voters want to see President Joe Biden re-elected, while 40 percent want a different candidate, the poll showed.

“Nearly a year into the New York presidential primary, Republicans — who support Trump 67 percent to 27 percent — are firmly behind the former president, almost two to one. Only in a self-proclaimed moderate Republican Among Democrats, ‘the other’ is going to beat Trump,” Greenberg said.

Of the one-third of Republicans who want someone else, 28 percent say Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 14 percent say former Vice President Mike Pence and 8 percent say the former South Carolina state. Gov. Nikki Haley, 6 percent said former Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney.

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