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.