A clear majority of New York voters now believe Governor Andrew Cuomo harassed female staffers, according to a new poll.
A new Emerson College/WPIX-TV/News Nation survey released Thursday showed 54 percent believe the governor sexually harassed former staffers up from 38 percent earlier this week.
The jump in the polls comes after Cuomo gave a weepy apology to his accusers on Wednesday.
The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that top Cuomo aides convinced state health officials to not count the nursing home residents who died in hospitals during the height of the pandemic last year.
This story dovetails with earlier reports that Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa told state Democrats that the Cuomo administration doctored numbers when they learned that the Department of Justice in DC was investigating the deaths.
The earlier state Department of Health report said 6,432 nursing-home residents died from Covid-19 in nursing homes. The real number is more than 15,000 nursing home residents died in the state when you include hospital deaths.
How Cuomo can survive these two scandals is beyond me. However the one thing I do know is that the longer the governor fights these allegations and remains in office, the longer New Yorkers will have to fall under his emergency dictatorial lock down powers.
It’s time to end his reign and let local leaders decide how New York comes out of the pandemic economically.