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Polls show Cuomo's favorability is taking a dip

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NEW YORK STATE -- A new Siena College Research Institute poll out finds that Governor Cuomo's favorability is taking a slight dip following the passing of the New York SAFE Act.

According to the new poll, 67 percent of New Yorkers have a favorable view of the governor. That's down from 71 percent from last month.

Cuomo signed the SAFE Act in January, giving New York tough gun control laws. The Siena Poll also finds that most New Yorkers, 65 percent, support the new law. 56 percent of people polled say the law was necessary in order to keep New Yorkers safe, but 42 percent say the passing of the law was rushed.

In a Quinnipiac poll last week, Cuomo's approval rating dipped 15 points, down to 59 percent.

His support from gun owners and Republicans also took a hit, but it's something Cuomo says he expected.

The Siena poll also showed New Yorkers are evenly split among the decision to use hydro-fracking in the state. Voters were asked if the Department of Environmental Conservation should lift the four year ban on the natural gas drilling process. According to the numbers, 48 percent say the ban should remain, and 47 percent say it should be lifted. Interestingly, the poll also found that those in opposition to fracking, were far more passionate than those in support of it.

The DEC has until February 27th to complete fracking regulations.

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