Gov. Andrew Cuomo's job performance rating is slipping.
According to a new poll of New York voters from Siena College, the Democratic governor's job approval stands at 44 percent positive and 56 negative. That is down eight percentage points from a month ago.
However, when it comes to Cuomo's re-election next year, the same poll shows he is well ahead of any Republican candidate who might want to take him on. For example, it shows Cuomo beating former GOP challenger and Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino 65 percent to 24 percent . Fifty-one percent were prepared to re-elect Cuomo.
The same poll shows New York voters are closely divided on the Common Core curriculum. Forty-five percent of voters are confident the standards will better prepare students for college and careers and 49 percent not confident.
About a third of voters think Common Core standards are too demanding, while about one-quarter think they are not demanding enough.
More than half say there is too much testing in public schools, while 12 percent say there is not enough and 28 percent say it’s the right amount.