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Siena Poll: Voters Say Governor Hochul Failed on 2022 Goals

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According to the Siena Research Institute, voters say that New York Governor Kathy Hochul did not make progress on the ongoing issues within the state during 2022. Those issues included making communities safer, building trust in state government, transforming SUNY to Envy of Nation, and fixing the state’s image to a place to live, not leave.


“Back in January, Siena asked voters if they thought Hochul would make progress on six of the goals she outlined in her State of the State address. On two, increasing the availability of quality medical care and creating conditions for businesses to succeed, voters were somewhat optimistic she would make progress. On the other four, voters were closely divided,” said Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.

Governor Hochul’s favorability rating and job approval rating both have fallen in the month of October with 45% and 49% respectively.

“Today, when asked whether the Hochul Administration did or did not make progress on these goals, voters give a resounding ‘no.’ A majority or strong plurality say she did not make progress on any of them. Fewer than one third of voters say her Administration made progress on any of the goals,” Greenberg continued.

When asked if crime is a serious problem, 90% of those asked said yes with 59% stating it is very serious across the state.

“Voters can’t say it clearly enough. They’ve said crime is a serious problem for a year; they see it as a serious problem now; they don’t think Hochul has made progress on making communities safer; and, they want their elected officials to address it as a top priority in 2023.” Greenberg continued.

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