New York City mayor outlines first reopening steps

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A lot of people whose businesses in NYC have been forced to shut down are pissed off at De Blasio and Cuomo.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus approval rating more than doubled President Donald Trump's figure among the state's voters in a new national survey.

In the latest Quinnipiac poll, released Wednesday, an overwhelming majority—81 percent—of New York voters approved of Cuomo's handling of the state's response to COVID-19 and 17 percent disapproved. By comparison, only 35 percent of New York voters approved of Trump's handling of the pandemic, while 61 disapproved.

Trump's overall coronavirus approval rating lagged significantly behind New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who garnered 63 percent of support for his handling of the virus in the U.S. epicenter of the crisis. Roughly 30 percent disapproved of de Blasio's COVID-19 response.

The president also trailed behind New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont among voters in their respective states. Roughly 78 percent approved of Murphy's handling of the virus and 18 percent disapproved. By comparison, just 37 percent of New Jersey voters approved of Trump's coronavirus response and 61 percent disapproved.

In Connecticut, 78 percent approved of Lamont's handling of the virus and 17 percent disapproved. While 36 percent approved of Trump's response and 61 percent disapproved.

"A crisis rockets governors to approval ratings rarely seen. In the Tri-State area, the public leans on their leaders and the gratitude shows," Quinnipiac University Polling Analyst Tim Malloy said of the findings.

A majority—roughly two thirds—in each state agree with the mitigation measures put in place by their governors to limit the virus' spread, while about 20 percent think they should be stricter and 15 percent think they went too far.

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New York City has very hard hit by all this and the mayor as Gov. Cuomo are handling this the best way. They are at the scene of it and they are taking precautions and reopening little x little, as they should.

And the blubbering shouting demagogue Donnie should STAY OUT OF THIS. He has already shown his merit and skill in government leadership which is ZERO. He just needs to shut up, leave it to the people who know, and go away.

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