Poll: NYers support Cuomo gun proposals

ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new Siena College Poll shows strong support among New Yorkers for Governor Andrew Cuomo. The poll shows strong support for the governor’s gun measures in the new law that was passed this week.

The poll indicates that 73 percent of voters support banning assault weapons and magazine clips of more than seven bullets. With even more support, 91 percent of voters support increasing penalties purchasing illegal guns or using guns on school grounds.

WEB EXTRA | See the entire poll results here

The support for two gun measures that were not included in the new gun control law are narrowly divided among voters. According to the poll, when it comes to placing armed guards in schools, support is at 52 percent.  Voters who oppose training and arming teachers are at 69 percent.

According to Siena's poll, Cuomo’s favorability rating among voters is a strong  71-24 percent, down slightly from 72-21 percent last month. Cuomo’s job performance rating is unchanged at 60 - 38 percent.

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