Since pushing through a fiscally conservative budget that slashed health care and education spending, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has experienced a surge of popularity among Republicans, a new YNN-NY1/Marist poll shows.

While Cuomo’s approval rating among fellow Democrats and independents has remained essentially flat, his standing with GOP voters spiked a whopping 19 percentage points – jumping from 43 percent in January to 62 percent.

By contrast, 56 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of unaffiliated voters give Cuomo a thumbs-up while 55 percent and 42 percent, respectively, did the same when he first took office earlier this year.

Overall, 54 percent of registered voters statewide reported Cuomo is doing either an excellent or good job in office. This includes 10 percent who believe he is doing an excellent job and 44 percent who think he is doing a good one. He received a fair rating from 31 percent of voters while just 6 percent said he is performing poorly. Nine percent were unsure how to rate him.

There has been an increase among both Republicans and Democrats who believe Cuomo is making good on his campaign promises. (Recall those include closing the $10 billion budget deficit without raising taxes).

Sixty-seven percent of Democrats and 72 percent of Republicans have this view while 57 percent and 52 percent, respectively, thought this way in January. Independents opinion on Cuomo’s fulfillment of his campaign rhetoric has remained static at 55 percent.

While a majority of New Yorkers still perceive Cuomo to be a moderate, fewer view him to be a liberal, and slightly more voters think he is a conservative. In January, 55 percent described the governor as a moderate, 26 percent said he was a liberal, and 12 percent said Cuomo was a conservative. Eight percent, at the time, were unsure.

The numbers are now: 52 (moderate), 19 (liberal), 17 (conservative), and 12 (unsure).

These findings help explain why Cuomo’s post-policy agenda includes the legalization of same-sex marriage, which theoretically helps shore up his support among the liberal wing of his party.