A majority of voters think there is a political feud between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and it is hurting the state, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
The poll said 57 percent of voters statewide thought there was a feud while 15 percent said they thought the two Democratic leaders worked well together. In New York City, 61 percent said they thought there was a feud and 21 percent said they thought de Blasio and Cuomo worked well together, the poll said.
Among those who think there is a feud, 78 percent think it is hurting the state, the poll said.
And those who think there is a feud also think that Cuomo is winning it, 61 percent to -9 percent statewide and 67 percent to 8 percent among city voters, the poll said.
"The squabble between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio isn't just media hype; it's real, voters say, and it's harmful to everyone in the state," Maurice Carroll, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said. "As political referees, voters overwhelmingly pick Cuomo as the winner."
The poll found 28 percent of people questioned said the governor more closely reflects their political views, 15 percent said de Blasio more closely represented their views, and 53 percent said neither man reflected their views.
The mayor did not work hard enough to get state legislation favorable to the city, according to 35 percent of the voters statewide, and 32 percent said Cuomo undermined de Blasio's legislative efforts.
The poll was conducted from Sept. 10 to Sept. 15 among 1,366 state voters. It had a margin for error of 2.7 percentage points.