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Gov. Hochul earns high approval rating.

Voters approve of the job Kathy Hochul is doing as governor 56-36%, up from 49-44% last month, and the best it’s ever been. Her favorability rating is 48-42%, up a little from 45-43% last month, and the 48% tops her previous high favorability rating by a point. Six of Hochul’s State of thState proposals have strong to overwhelming support — four of them bipartisan — while her proposal to allow SUNY to increase tuition is strongly opposed, according to a new Siena College poll of registered New York state voters released January 23.