A poll coming courtesy of Siena College found Gov. Eliot Spitzer's favorability rating has steadily dropped over the past seven months,falling from 75-10 when he took office in January to 62-22 in June (following the bruising budget battle) to 59-28 in the wake of the current scandal.
The governor's job approval rating is also down, dropping from 55-37 in June to 46-48 this month. Meanwhile, AG Andrew Cuomo's numbers are climbing, with his favorability reaching a Siena poll high of 55-26 and his job performance up to 52-33 from 46-36 in June.
Siena poll spokesman Steve Greenberg notes that Spitzer is developing a "credibility problem" as he continues to insist he didn't know what his top aides were up to as they used the State Police to collect damning information about Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno.
Among those polled who are aware of the scandal, most believe the governor was well aware of what was going on.