Right After Taking Swipe At Trump, There Was A Surpise For Schumer. Know What?

A new poll released Thursday revealed that Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has suffered a drop in popularity in his home state since becoming the Senate minority leader in January.

The Siena College poll found that 53 percent of New Yorkers view Schumer favorably, his lowest rating in the history of the poll

Moreover 37 percent of New Yorkers have an unfavorable view of their senior senator, the highest such number since the poll was first conducted.

Schumer scored his highest favorability rating in 2005, when 70 percent of poll respondents said they viewed him positively.

Since earning a 67 percent favorability rating in December, Schumer’s poll numbers have dropped consistently.

Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg commented on the polls findings, saying, “It’s telling us that Republicans and, to a lesser extent, independent voters in New York are not happy with the new role of New York’s senior senator as Senate minority leader.”

“He’s the face of the Democratic party in many places,” Greenberg told the New York Daily News.

President Donald Trump has previously referred to Schumer as “Cryin’ Chuck” on Twitter.

The insult from Trump followed a May press conference held by Schumer regarding Trump’s dismissal of former FBI director James Comey, in which Schumer urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint an independent special counsel to investigate Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election.

Trump reacted to Schumer’s remarks by tweeting, “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer stated recently, ‘I do not have confidence in him (James Comey) any longer.’ Then acts so indignant. #draintheswamp.”

 

Schumer’s favorability rating remains strong among Democrats, with 70 percent having a positive view of the senator.

However, Schumer is viewed unfavorably by two thirds of Republicans, while independents are more evenly split, with 45 percent viewing him favorably and 44 percent unfavorably.

In November, Schumer easily won reelection to the Senate for a fourth term, defeating Republican challenger Wendy Long.

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