Polls indicate nursing homes have become a political problem for Cuomo
ALBANY — A batch of polls over the last two weeks has revealed a growing sentiment among New Yorkers that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo acted improperly in his handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes.
Polls show that the period of intense adulation the governor enjoyed due to his popular daily press briefings and clear messaging throughout the early days of pandemic has ended. A Marist Poll released Tuesday found that more than 60 percent of registered voters believe Cuomo has either acted unethically or has done something illegal relating to nursing homes throughout the pandemic. Marist found that Cuomo’s job approval was at 49 percent, and a Morning Consult poll released earlier in the week found that the governor’s approval was at 57 percent from an earlier high of 63 percent.