During an appearance on Fred Dicker’s radio show, “Live from the State Capitol,” New York’s Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo told Mr. Dicker he thought results of elections around the state were a “big victory” for his party and showed New York voters rejecting the G.OP. He also said his favorable poll numbers prove New Yorkers are “proud” of their government
“Look, I don’t think the Republican party is going to be claiming success on any calibration or calculus last night. They had a couple of isolated wins,” Governor Cuomo said citing G.O.P. victories in the races for county executive in Monroe County and Duchess County.
Governor Cuomo said those races paled in comparison to the Democrats’ wins in the hotly contested contests for county executive in Suffolk County and Erie County.
“Erie County and Suffolk County, those are the big ones there, those are the bellwethers,” Governor Cuomo said.
Governor Cuomo told Mr. Dicker he thought the Democrats’ string of wins in key races last night proves New Yorkers prefer his party to the conservative ideals and “big government or no government” philosophy of the Republican Party. He said the election results show that New York is “a progressive society” that is “proud of our government.”
“Governor, with all due respect, do you actually know people who are proud of New York State government,” Mr. Dicker asked.
Governor Cuomo, who was elected a year ago, told Mr. Dicker, “I don’t know people who don’t say the government is working better now.” The governor cited his strong poll numbers as evidence that New Yorkers have pride in their government.
“If they’re favorable about me Fred, what they’re saying is they feel good about the government. … I am the government on the executive side,” Governor Cuomo said.