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Biden sees record-low favorability, job approval among NY voters: poll

President Biden saw his lowest favorability and job approval numbers among New York voters since taking office, a new poll revealed Tuesday.

In the latest Siena College Poll — conducted Oct. 15­-19 among 1,225 registered New York voters — Biden’s favorability rating dropped to 45 percent, down 5 points from his 50 percent favorability rating in September, which had jumped from 46 percent in August.

Similarly, Biden’s unfavorability rating increased to 52 percent in the latest October poll, up 7 points from September’s 45 percent unfavorability rating, which had dropped from August’s 50 percent. 

Biden’s job approval numbers remained mostly consistent. In the October poll, his job approval was at 46 percent, down just 1 point from 47 percent in September, which held from the 47 percent approval in August.

Biden’s disapproval in October was at 51 percent, up from 48 percent in September but similar to his 50 percent in August. 

Democratic politicians’ performances across the board saw a dip in the October poll after a significant increase in September. 

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) both received the lowest favorability scores that they’ve received in recent polls. 

Schumer’s score was his lowest ever — with 44 percent favorability, 41 percent unfavorability and 15 percent who said they don’t know. In the last year, his favorability has hovered in the high 40s to low 50s.

Gillibrand’s favorability was at 39 percent, the same as her score in August, which was the lowest score she’s gotten in at least the last year. Nearly a third of respondents said they didn’t know or had no opinion. Her lowest score ever was in 2009.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s (D) favorability held consistent at 40 percent, though it has been slowly dropping throughout the past year.

House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) has had a favorability rating of 33 percent in every poll since he became Democratic leader of the House, except for in September 2023 when he dipped to 32 percent.

As Democrats saw a decrease in favorability in the October poll after an increase in September, former President Trump’s favorability mirrored similar changes in favorability. Trump’s favorability rating was at 36 percent, up from 33 percent in September and 37 percent in August. His unfavorability rating was at 59 percent, down from September’s 61 percent and up from August’s 56 percent. In the last year, these numbers have stayed within the 8-point range. 

The poll was conducted both by phone and online and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

Source: The Hill

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