What to Know
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating in the new Marist poll is basically flat from last April
Cuomo does better in New York City than in other regions and among voters over 45
His approval rating peaked in late 2012
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating is basically flat compared with last spring, even with the indictment of a close aide hanging over him, according to the new NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist Poll.
In total, 40 percent of New York registered voters rate Cuomo's performance as "excellent" or "good," according to the poll released Monday. The last poll, in April, found a 41 percent approval rating for the Democratic governor. His approval ratings peaked in Oct. 2012 at 59 percent.
The telephone survey of 1,145 adults was conducted Sept. 21-23 -- at precisely the same time that long-time Cuomo aide Joseph Percoco was being charged in a bribery and fraud case.
Percoco also worked for Cuomo's father, Gov. Mario Cuomo. At the former governor's funeral last year, Andrew Cuomo called Percoco "my father's third son, who sometimes I think he loved the most."
The poll included 949 registered voters and had a margin of error for that group of 3.2 percentage points.
Cuomo did 11 points better among voters older than 45, and markedly better in New York City than other regions of the state.