A Wednesday poll reveals 63 percent of voters say Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) must step down immediately, with only 52 percent of Democrats supporting the resignation, according to a Marist poll conducted Tuesday night.
Seventy-seven percent of Republicans believe the governor should step down.
If Cuomo does not resign, 59 percent believe the state legislature should impeach Cuomo, which includes 80 percent of Republicans and only 48 percent of Democrats.
Cuomo, who is fighting sexual harassment allegations by claiming he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” is presumably attempting to outlast public outrage.
Cuomo mounted his counterargument to the allegations Tuesday by releasing photos of him hugging politicians and politicians hugging people.
The photos were published in Cuomo’s 85-page written response in which former President Barack Obama is captured hugging failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton:
Gov. Cuomo has released an 85-page written response to the independent investigation, but it’s only 26 pages of text. Most of the rest is dozens of photos of him hugging people and other politicians hugging people: https://t.co/qjNW1idpOY pic.twitter.com/AmyfNpKzXG
— Brian M. Rosenthal (@brianmrosenthal) August 3, 2021
Another image shows Cuomo and President Joe Biden holding each other, while looking into each other’s eyes without masks.