The Quinnipiac University survey indicated that 59% of New York voters approve of the job Cuomo is doing as governor, down from a 74% approval rating in a poll released last month.

Republican approval has dropped sharply, from 68% in mid-December to 44% in Wednesday’s poll. But even support among Democrats was down somewhat, from 82% in December to 74% in the latest survey…

“With approval ratings that consistently topped 70%, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had the political capital to spend when he set out to pass the toughest gun control laws in the nation,” said Maurice Carroll, the director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. “It is possible that the gun law cost him some of that political capital, but a 2-1 job approval rating still makes him the envy of most governors.”