Cuomo’s approval rating falls, somewhat

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A new poll from Quinnipiac shows Governor Andrew Cuomo's overall job approval rating dipping, to 59-28 percent, among registered voters throughout the state.

The fact that those numbers represent a drop-off shows how strong Cuomo's standing has been during his two years as governor. 

Among Democrats, Cuomo's approval rating is 74-14 percent. Among independents, it's 54-32 percent.

His approval rating among urban voters is 65-20, compared to 45-44 among rural residents.

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Cuomo suggested that the passage of the state's new gun control bill would have a negative impact on his poll numbers. According to the poll, 34 percent of Republicans said it went too far, while 41 percent of Democrats said it didn't go far enough. 

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