(ReliableNews.org) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) will leave office on August 24. The powerful Democrat resigned last week after a damaging report from NY Attorney General Letiticia James accusing him of sexually harassing at least 11 women. New polling now shows how residents of the state feel about their lame duck governor.
An August 16 Data for Progress poll (conducted before his resignation announcement) found the majority of NY voters want police to charge Cuomo with a crime. The results showed 52% of respondents want him to face charges, while 29% opposed charges and a whopping 19% aren’t sure what they want. Additionally, 78% of voters believe the AG’s report on the harassment claims is credible.
NEW NY POLL: A majority of New York voters say Andrew Cuomo should be charged with criminal charges for sexual harassment.
The poll — fielded prior to Cuomo's resignation — also finds 63% of voters support legislators voting to impeach Cuomo.https://t.co/0ARI0X4CW0
— Data for Progress (@DataProgress) August 16, 2021
The poll raises questions about whether New Yorkers will think it’s enough that he decided to resign or if they would demand he be charged. One of the governor’s alleged victims recently filed a criminal complaint with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Craig Apple told the New York Post the allegation is being investigated, and if it’s substantiated police could arrest Cuomo.
Ultimately, the decision about whether to charge Cuomo lies with prosecutors. The Albany County DA has not indicated what will happen in the case.
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