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Cuomo's Approval Drops 15 Points After Major Gun Control Push

7:23 AM, Jan 30, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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In the last month, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has pushed big gun control measures. It's resulted in his approval dropping by 15 percentage points. Hotline reports:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's approval rating slid under 60 percent in the wake of changes to the state's gun laws, a new poll released Wednesday shows, but Empire State voters still approve of the Democrat's job performance by a more-than-2-to-1 margin.

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Cuomo's approval rating down to 59 percent, a marked decrease from the 74-percent approval Cuomo recorded last month. Twenty-eight percent of voters now disapprove of Cuomo's job performance, up from only 13 percent in December.

In an interview with WGDJ-AM in Albany on Tuesday, Cuomo reportedly told the New York Post'sFred Dicker that he expected his poll numbers to drop after passing the gun measures. "We know what the polls say on this because we've done it," he said.

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