NY Governor Cuomo’s Approval Ratings Crash After Pushing Through New Gun Control Legislation

January 30 2013
by GSL Staff
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The following is being reported by TheHill.com.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo saw a double-digit drop in his approval rating after an aggressive push for new gun control laws, a sign of potential trouble ahead if Cuomo opts to make a push for the White House in 2016.

Cuomo’s approval rating fell to 59 percent from an all-time high of 74 percent in the survey, conducted by Quinnipiac University.

That fall was driven almost entirely by Republican voters souring on the governor after he signed into law tough new gun restrictions. They included a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, increased penalties for purchasing illegal guns, and requirements to report potentially harmful behavior by the mentally ill. Many of the state-level provisions championed by Cuomo have also received support from President Obama, who called for new federal gun controls in the aftermath of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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