Almost 60% of residents of the US state of New York consider the immediate resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo necessary amid accusations of harassment and inappropriate behavior, according to the results of a Marist Poll.
As state Prosecutor Letitia James said earlier, the investigation showed that Cuomo had repeatedly allowed unacceptable behavior against women and sexually harassed them. According to her, we are talking about 11 women whom the governor involved “in undesirable activity for them”: kisses, hugs. Employees were afraid to report harassment out of fear, the prosecutor said. Cuomo has denied the allegations.
“The results of a survey conducted last night indicate that 59% of New Yorkers, including 52% of Democrats, consider the resignation of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo necessary in light of the results of an independent investigation that showed that Cuomo did harass several women, including employees of state institutions,” the survey says.
According to the survey, 32% of respondents believe that Cuomo should remain as governor of the state until his term expires in November 2022; another 7% did not see anything wrong in the official’s actions. At the same time, 59% of the interviewees said that if Cuomo does not resign, he should be impeached and forcibly removed from office by the New York State legislature. The survey was conducted on August 3 among 614 residents of New York State aged 18 years and older; the statistical error is 5.1 percentage points.