A majority of New Yorkers say life in the Empire State is better with Andrew Cuomo as Governor.

Fifty-one percent of New Yorkers in a new Siena College poll believes New York State improved during Cuomo's nine-years as governor. 39 percent believe the state is worse with Cuomo as governor.

“Voters say Cuomo has put New York on the right track on protecting the rights of all New Yorkers, providing children with a quality public education and ensuring accessibility to affordable quality health care," Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg said.

However, 43 percent say he's doing a favorable job, down from 52 percent last month, which matches his lowest-ever favorability rating, and his job performance rating, 34 percent, hit its lowest level ever, according to a new Siena College Poll of registered New York State voters.

“For the dog days of August, voters give Cuomo good news and some bad news. The good news: by a margin of 51-39 percent, they say he has made New York a better place to live in nine years as governor. Democrats, black, Latino and Jewish voters, and voters from New York City strongly agree he’s made the state better. However, Republicans overwhelmingly say he’s made the state worse, as do a plurality of independents and upstaters. Men, downstate suburbanites and white voters are closely divided," Greenberg said. They give him mixed grades on infrastructure and helping businesses succeed. A plurality say he’s moved the state in the wrong direction on creating a fair tax structure and managing state government effectively.”

According to the poll, Cuomo's favorability rating has fallen double digits with Democrats, Republicans, independents and voters from every region of the state since June.

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