Poll: GOP NYers ditch Democrat Cuomo after gun law

Poll: GOP NYers ditch Democrat Cuomo after gun law

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A poll shows New York Republican voters for the first time disapprove of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's performance following the Democrat's push for a gun-control bill.

The Quinnipiac University poll finds 55% of Republican voters disapprove of Cuomo, with 27% approving of his job performance.

In December, 74% of Republicans approved of Cuomo's performance.

In January, Cuomo presented a State of the State address that included a more liberal policy agenda. Cuomo's goals include a women's agenda with a strengthening of abortion laws.

Cuomo has a 49% approval among independent voters. Sixty-nine percent of Democrats approve of his performance two years into the job.

The poll questioned 1,165 votes March 11 through Sunday. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.9%age points.

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