Chuck Schumer's Approval Ratings in Freefall

A new telephone-based Siena College poll showed Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) with a marked drop in favorability among his neighbors since taking his leadership post.

Schumer, who took over for retiring Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), is viewed favorably by just 53 percent of New Yorkers, a drop of more than ten points since last December.

The Empire State's senior senator has been accused of obstruction by President Trump and Republicans.



Trump labeled the Brighton Beach native "Cryin' Chuck" after he became emotional while criticizing the president's travel ban.

According to the poll, 37 percent of New Yorkers view Schumer unfavorably, which, according to the New York Daily News, is the highest point ever in a Siena survey.

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