ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The first poll since New York’s cost-cutting state budget was adopted on time shows even the long ridiculed state Legislature is viewed better, even though citizens see themselves as losers.

The Siena College poll shows Gov. Andrew Cuomo increased his already high approval rating.  Cuomo is viewed favorably by 73 percent of voters and unfavorably by 18 percent, up from 69-20 percent last month. But the poll also shows 41 percent feel New Yorkers are losers in the budget that cut spending by 2 percent. Just 27 percent feel New Yorkers are winners.

Siena’s Steven Greenberg said it appears New Yorkers view the budget as medicine that tastes bad, but is necessary.

Forty-four percent of voters feel better about the Legislature.

The poll questioned 777 registered voters from April 4-6 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

What do you think? Is Cuomo doing a good job? Sound off in our comments section.

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Comments (6)
  1. H. Koobeer says:

    The Hon. Governor warrants such a Poll finding. He deserves it and I, together with many more New Yorkers feel confident that he is going to do a good job. He has repaired a broken and fragile Assembly. He has also mended it and am confident he will continue to keep it the way it is at the moment. I wish the City of New York would take cognizance of his achievements. MAY GOD GIVE YOU AND STRENGTH AND POWER TO REMAIN THERE FOR REMAINING PERIOD OF YOUR TENURE..

    1. Truth says:

      That is until get gets caught in a scandal or his hands in the cookie jar

    2. Devenio says:

      H. Koobeer: What planet are you living on? Do you maybe have a look into the future the rest of us don’t have. What achievements are you speaking of? Have they happened yet or are they off in the future as well? I like the guy. I hope I still like him once these cuts show themselves in real human ways. Like granny dying on the sidewalk because the clinic she once used closed. Only time will tell but H. Koobeer seems to know what will be.

  2. cuomo stinks says:

    Cuomo is an idiot! He is only helping his rich buddies while trying to help the poor and is shafting the middle class worker. everyone knows he wants to run for president and what better way than to impress your wealthy friends

  3. bobi says:

    ho mo bobo si je ti

    1. Nickers says:

      yo usp eake ngli shyo ufu ck e r.

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