Governor Cuomo is popular...A new poll gives him a 70% approval rating...
These things are deceptive and are not an indication of an ability to achieve the budget cuts and structural changes the Governor outlined in his State of the State Address.
Remember, Governor Spitzer....He was elected with 69% of the vote....
There are an awful lot of people doing fine off the way things are...Do they want change ?
The forces for the status quo have the edge as they are the ones who fund campaigns and have the lobbyists......As one veteran GOP operative told me Friday after the Governor addressed a big crowd....'The people in the room are all the ones at the trough...." Meaning their applause was perfunctory and insincere.
Of course, veteran operatives are known as much for their cynicism as their insight....So we have to wait and see...Suffice to say, for the moment our new Governor is winning the day...But as we all like to say..the devil is in the details.
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