Poll: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Better Leader Than Obama

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

According to the new Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey released today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a better leader than President Barack Obama.

The poll New York voters believe Gov. Cuomo is a better leader with adjectives like “good” and “competent” topping the list of words used to describe the governor who championed marriage equality legislation.

A few of the survey findings:

• Cuomo is a better leader than President Barack Obama, voters say 46% to 38%
• Cuomo is a better leader than New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, voters say 51% to 35%
• Cuomo is preferred to Obama 72% to 12% by Republicans
• Cuomo is preferred to Obama 55% to 28% by Independents

New Yorkers, not known for mincing words, have mostly good words for Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He’s described as ‘Honest,’ ‘competent,’ ‘effective.’ When’s the last time you heard Americans use those words to describe President Obama?

Seen by many as the Democratic presidential frontrunner in 2016 and possibly, as a primary challenger to Obama in 2012, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is the son of former NY Gov. Mario Cuomo who served from 1983 to 1994.

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13 Responses to Poll: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Better Leader Than Obama

  1. Walk on Socks says:

    I am not the least bit surprised by this poll.

    The American people, Democrats, Republicans, independents, gay, straight, white, black, elderly, disabled, and immigrant, are starved for leadership. We had no leadership during the terrible Bush years and we have no leadership during the hands-off Obama years.

    I think voters blew it in 2008, when we chose Obama over Hillary. If Hillary had won the nomination, I think she would’ve chosen Andrew Cuomo as her running mate and the pathway to 16 years of Democratic president would’ve been made.

    Instead, we chose a wimp for president who can’t stand up to the likes of John Boehner and Mitch McDonnell. I really wonder how Michele Obama can sleep with her husband. He’s disgusting.

  2. DMason says:

    Andrew Cuomo is smart, well-spoken, pro-gay, pro-choice, has an impeccable liberal background, and he’s confident as a man to stand up to his Republican naysayers. In fact, Andrew Cuomo is everything Barack Obama isn’t but, pretends to be.

  3. Herminio Sanchez says:

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo can get things done for the people of New York.

    He’s a leader and a visionary. Take same-sex marriage. People had written off the issue because of the large, homophobic Catholic population who still lives in the Empire state. The same with the much discussed property tax cap. Critics said New Yorkers were addicted to spending and such a cap was the stuff of fantasy.

    Well, guess what? Cuomo managed to pass both and the New York is a better place for it.

  4. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Well, gee whiz….. my 88 year old grand-mother is a better leader than Obama!!!!

  5. Matteo says:

    Obama will NOT Cancel Vacation Over America’s Economic Woes
    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/08/10/obama-will-not-cancel-vacation-over-economic-woes/

    President Barack Obama has no plans to cancel his summer vacation to deal with the US debt crisis and market turmoil sparked by fears over Europe’s finances, the White House said Wednesday.

    The president is due to head to his normal summer vacation spot on Martha’s Vineyard, an upscale resort island off the coast of Massachusetts, later in the month with his family.

    But as turmoil rocks world stock markets and fears of a second recession mount, some commentators have called on Obama to stay in Washington and recall Congress to discuss ways to create jobs and reboot the stagnant recovery.

  6. fran says:

    We definitely need another option beside Obama.

    As for the above comment from Matteo, in a perfect world, the government in general could get something done in a week, but not likely. It would be a waste of time & taxpayer money to think that might happen.

    It would be like having them reconvene to make sure they tax the rich.

  7. Robyn says:

    I wish he would run now instead of ’16. We need a leader.

  8. Randy Arroyo says:

    If Cuomo challenges President Hoops & Golf, he’s got my support.
    If Hillary challenges President Hoops & Golf, she’s got my support.
    The US is sinking and if something isn’t done quickly, we’re not going to survive another decade. The problems are too many and too complicated for the expertise of the current administration. Obama is way in over his head. He needs to fold his hand, box up the teleprompter and head for Chicago.

  9. PUMA Lisa 1972 says:

    My blonde Lab mix is more competent than Barack Obama.

    So I’m not surprised Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who dared to take on same-sex marriage and win, is viewed by a majority of New Yorkers as a superior leader to Obama.

  10. JollyRoger says:

    Yeah…. I’m not sure that saying someone is more competent than Bushack HW Obama is the ringing endorsement it might first appear to be. It’s kind of like saying that it’s warmer in summer than it is in winter.

  11. Unconditional1 says:

    Andrew is a compelling choice, if he actually is as he has been previously described.

  12. Joe in Colorado says:

    Governors are often more effective leaders than members of congress. We must remember that Obama is a senator and now a multi-millionaire president. He lives a life very far removed from the people he serves. I’m always struck by how quickly they forget. An elite like Bush never knew life without a silver spoon up his nose but, Obama was raised by a part-time, single mother and later, grandparents who had to work for a living. He forgets not every American has a private 747 on-call to take him to Hawaii on a whim.

  13. feminazi says:

    I have friends in Queens and in Putnam County and they’re crazy about Gov. Cuomo. He’s a leader and in these troubling, unstable times, the American people need leadership from the men and women we elect to office. By contrast, Obama is just too hands-off, too vague. It’s as if he isn’t there.

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