Gun Control Law leaves Cuomo Pistol-Whipped in Poll

Gov. Cuomo’s job-approval rating is dropping faster than a speeding bullet.

Republicans and gun owners started turning against him after he rammed through the nation’s first post-Newtown gun-control law, a new poll found.

Democrat Cuomo’s approval rating slid from 74-13 percent last month to 59-28 in the Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday, a 30-point differential swing.

The news came a day after the New York affiliate of the National Rifle Association filed an intent to sue to stop enforcement of the law, arguing it unconstitutionally deprives New Yorkers of their rights.

While voters in nongun homes gave Cuomo a whopping 68-19 thumbs- up, those households with guns turned against him by 50-40, the Jan. 23-28 telephone survey of 1,127 state voters found.

His standing remained high in the city and suburbs, but not so in upstate and in rural areas.


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