A new Siena College Poll released on Tuesday shows President Biden experiencing his lowest favorability and job approval ratings among New York voters since he took office. Conducted between October 15-19 with 1,225 registered voters in New York, Biden’s favorability has dipped to 45%, a 5-point decline from his 50% rating in September. His unfavorability has risen to 52%, a 7-point increase from September’s 45%.
When it comes to job approval, Biden’s numbers have remained relatively stable. The October poll shows a 46% approval rating, a slight drop from 47% in both August and September. His disapproval rating for October stands at 51%, up from 48% in September but similar to August’s 50%.
The poll also revealed a decline in favorability for Democratic politicians across the board. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand both received their lowest favorability scores in recent polls. Schumer’s favorability was at 44%, while Gillibrand’s was at 39%. New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s favorability remained steady at 40%, although it has been gradually declining over the past year. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries had a 33% favorability rating, consistent with previous polls.
Interestingly, former President Trump’s favorability saw a slight uptick to 36% in October, up from 33% in September. His unfavorability rating was at 59%, a slight decrease from September’s 61%.