Cuomo’s teacher-evaluation stance is popular, as is Cuomo

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A Siena poll released today had good news for Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose job-approval rating remains high, as two of his major policy projects picked up steam.

One question in the poll asked about support for Cuomo withholding additional state education aid for districts that don't implement a system for evaluating teachers. 71 percent of voters supported the idea, including 68 percent of Democrats and 73 percent of independent voters. (Also: 68 percent of liberals and 74 percent of conservatives, with similar support across regional and racial blocs).

The Daily News editorial page suggested that Cuomo may have to use his "gubernatorial muscle" to force the districts to adopt a teacher-evaluation plan, since unions (and their allies in the legislature) may dig in their heels and refuse anything that's offered. Armed with a poll like this, Cuomo may just be up for it.

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