N.Y. Gov. Cuomo sees approval rating drop after new gun laws
January 30th, 2013
08:12 AM ET
1 year ago

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo sees approval rating drop after new gun laws

Washington (CNN) - The tough new gun restrictions pushed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have caused a hit to his approval rating, according to a poll released Wednesday, though the Democrat still remains popular with voters in the Empire State.

The Quinnipiac University survey indicated that 59% of New York voters approve of the job Cuomo is doing as governor, down from a 74% approval rating in a poll released last month.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Gun rights • New York
Poll: New Yorkers like Cuomo and his gun plan
January 17th, 2013
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: New Yorkers like Cuomo and his gun plan

(CNN) – The stringent gun laws pushed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and passed by the state legislature this week are viewed favorably by large majorities of voters in the state, a Siena College poll released Thursday indicated.

Those measures include a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, which 73% of New York voters support. Ninety-one percent approve of increasing penalties for purchasing illegal guns and using guns on school grounds.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Gun rights • New York
Cuomo signs first post-Newtown gun legislation into law
The New York state Senate as photographed in June 2011.
January 15th, 2013
04:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Cuomo signs first post-Newtown gun legislation into law

(CNN) - Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into a law Tuesday a new package of gun regulations to fortify the New York's existing assault weapons ban, limit the number of bullets in magazines and strengthen rules that keep the mentally ill from owning firearms.

The state measure is the nation's first gun-control bill since the December 14 massacre in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 elementary school students among the 27 killed by a gunman who then committed suicide.

The measure was approved by the GOP-controlled Senate on Monday and the Democratic-led Assembly on Tuesday and was quickly signed by Cuomo.

President Barack Obama will unveil national proposals which the White House described as "concrete" on Wednesday.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Gun control • New York
Cuomo on gun violence: 'It has been enough'
January 9th, 2013
04:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Cuomo on gun violence: 'It has been enough'

(CNN) – Ban assault weapons. It's a call that's been trumpeted on the airwaves, in protests and in some TV ads.

But now it's coming from a high-profile governor, signaling what could be a major move in the renewed push for tighter gun laws after the Connecticut elementary school shooting last month–a massacre that capped a year marked by other high-profile shootings.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Gun rights • New York
N.Y. Poll: Cuomo still gets high marks; Hillary should avoid mayoral run
December 12th, 2012
08:15 AM ET
2 years ago

N.Y. Poll: Cuomo still gets high marks; Hillary should avoid mayoral run

(CNN) – New York voters gave their governor Andrew Cuomo the highest approval rating of his two years in office in a poll released Wednesday.

The survey from Quinnipiac University indicated 74% of voters in New York approve of the job Cuomo, a Democrat, is doing in Albany, compared to 13% who disapprove. Sixty-eight percent of Republicans approve of New York's governor, compared to 82% of Democrats and 70% of independents.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • New York
December 7th, 2012
08:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama requests $60.4B for Sandy relief

New York (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday asked Congress to provide $60.4 billion for states affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Obama's request, made in a letter, falls short of the total damage estimate in affected states.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • New Jersey • New York • President Obama
Christie comes to Washington
December 6th, 2012
09:25 AM ET
2 years ago

Christie comes to Washington

Washington (CNN) – New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie was in Washington, D.C. Thursday for meetings with President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, and other officials regarding relief for Hurricane Sandy, aides to the governor said.

Christie's visit follows a similar trip to Washington earlier this week by New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, while both men push for federal funding to aid their states after the late October storm ravaged parts of the Northeast.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • New Jersey • President Obama
New York Poll: Clinton yes, Cuomo no, on White House runs
December 5th, 2012
07:25 AM ET
2 years ago

New York Poll: Clinton yes, Cuomo no, on White House runs

(CNN) – A majority of New Yorkers say they would like to see Hillary Clinton run for president in 2016, according to a new poll.

And while a Siena College Research Institute survey indicates that most New Yorkers think that Andrew Cuomo, their governor, is doing a good job in office and are prepared to re-elect him in 2014, a plurality don't want him to run for the White House in 2016.
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Filed under: 2016 • Andrew Cuomo • Hillary Clinton • New York • Polls
Washington meetings leave Cuomo encouraged on storm aid
Cuomo and Obama at an event in May.
December 3rd, 2012
07:06 PM ET
2 years ago

Washington meetings leave Cuomo encouraged on storm aid

Washington (CNN) - Monday's meetings in Washington left Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York "optimistic" that lawmakers, currently sharply divided over a deal to avert massive spending cuts and tax hikes, will come together to approve billions to aid the recovery from Sandy, the superstorm which hit over a month ago.

Standing with members of his delegation after meeting with leaders on Capitol Hill and at the White House, Cuomo said House Speaker John Boehner "wants to be supportive" and said their discussion did not delve into some details, such as whether Republicans would require an emergency appropriations measure to include spending offsets from other pockets in the budget.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Chris Christie • New York
Poll: New York voters approve of leaders after Sandy
December 3rd, 2012
08:40 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: New York voters approve of leaders after Sandy

(CNN) - A little more than a month after Superstorm Sandy wrought major destruction in the Empire State, New York voters are giving high marks to some of their elected leaders for the way they handled the storm's aftermath.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg all received favorable ratings in a new Siena College Poll released Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • Andrew Cuomo • Michael Bloomberg • New York • Polls • President Obama
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