Cuomo and #MeToo: The Partisanship of Sexual Misconduct Allegations

How do allegations of sexual harassment impact a politician’s career? Well, that depends which party they’re in and which party makes up the majority of their constituents. Five women have come forward with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a third-term Democrat. The day before the first aide, Lindsey Boylan, made her […]

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4/18: Controversy or Political Reality?

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff A little perspective seems in order over the recent dustup in Albany involving Governor Cuomo’s staff keeping tabs on reporters’ comments about him.  No, this is not a throwback to Richard Nixon’s Enemy’s List.  It barely resembles the legendary Mario Cuomo’s late-night tussle with reporters over nuanced points of theology.  […]

1/27: A Look at Cuomo’s Current Success

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff As if his job performance numbers aren’t high enough, the latest Marist Poll shows that Governor Andrew Cuomo is in the process of reshaping how Empire State voters view the future of New York.  For the first time in nearly a decade, New York voters are telling us they think […]

11/9: Test for Cuomo Could Come Down to the Economy

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Just how long is Governor Cuomo’s  honeymoon going to last?  One year after being elected governor, Andrew Cuomo is receiving a strong showing from New Yorkers.  What is particularly noteworthy is that his appeal blurs traditional party and regional divisions.  He is attracting majority support for his job performance from Democrats, […]

2/4: Any Way You Crunch the Numbers…

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Andrew Cuomo is off to a good start as New York’s Governor.  According to the latest Marist Poll, he has a 71% favorability rating and his job performance stands at 48%.  This translates into most New York voters telling us they like Cuomo and nearly half think, after just one […]

2/4: OK, Class, When’s an Approval Rating an Approval Rating?

By Barbara Carvalho The quick answer is: when you ask about the approval rating of an elected official.  Unfortunately, that clarity was missing in a slew of recent polls on New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo and the start of his term in office. First, Siena College released the findings of a statewide poll which measured […]

1/28: The Son Also Rises…

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff Lately the signs of the galaxy have undergone change.  Not far from MariosCosmos, once a very bright star on the horizon, the glistening SonofCosmos has come into view.  Somewhat similar in appearance, sonar cannot detect any noticeable difference in sound.  To find SonofCosmos, locate the lights above Albany and set […]

11/8: Governor Cuomo: Take Two

By Dr. Lee M. Miringoff It’s Election Night in New York State.  The winds of change are strong as the Attorney General has just been elected governor by a wide margin.  The promise:  shake up the system and clean up the government.  Of course, the year was 2006 and the newly elected governor was Eliot […]

10/22: Countdown to Election Day in NY

By John Sparks With less than two weeks until Election Day, will the Republicans take control of the New York State Senate?  Can we expect any surprises in New York, and what will turnout be like?  The Marist Poll’s John Sparks speaks with Political Analyst Jay DeDapper about this and more. John Sparks Jay, Election […]