Many New York State residents say the quality of life in the state has deteriorated over the last year, and Governor Kathy Hochul’s image is taking a hit. A majority of residents statewide, including more than four in ten Democrats, do not think Hochul is changing Albany for the better. They divide about Hochul’s job performance, and six in ten report Hochul is doing only a fair or poor job as governor. New York City Mayor Eric Adams faces his share of challenges as well. More than seven in ten New York City residents think Adams did something wrong in his dealings with Turkey during his 2021 campaign, and his job approval rating has plummeted from a 61% approval to a 54% disapproval.