Nearly 90 percent of voters say corruption in New York’s state government remains a serious problem, but a plurality of voters believe Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top priority in 2016 should be education, according to a Siena College poll released on Monday.

The poll found Cuomo’s favorability rating holding relatively steady with voters, 52 percent to 43 percent. His job performance rating, last month clocking in at a negative 39 percent to 59 percent, now stands at 42 percent to 58 percent, the poll found.

A number of Cuomo-backed measures, meanwhile, have broad public support, the poll found.

A push to enact a paid family leave program in state has support of 80 percent of voters surveyed, compared to 18 percent who do not. By a margin of 65 percent to 39 percent, voters support a gradual increase in the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2019.

Providing $300 million to the state’s Environmental Protection Fund — which Cuomo proposes as the highest amount ever for the program — has 63 percent to 32 percent support.

At the same time, there’s broad public support for a number of anti-corruption measures before the state Legislature this year, with the broadest backing given to a plan to strip public officials convicted of a felony of their pensions, 84 percent to 14 percent.

Pension forfeiture has stalled in the Legislature after lawmakers in the Senate and Assembly approved competing constitutional amendments last year.

Other anti-corruption measures have majority support as well, including closing the so-called “loophole” that allows LLCs to contribute unlimited funds (62 percent to 35 percent) and limit lawmakers’ outside income to 15 percent of their base pay (59 percent to 35 percent).

Weeks after both the ex-Senate majority leader and former Assembly speaker were forced from office following their corruption convictions, a combined 89 percent of voters told Siena that corruption remains a serious problem in Albany.

There’s also little desire among voters to see lawmakers receive a pay bump from their base $79,500, with opposition to the proposal registering at 55 percent to 42 percent (pay raises for lawmakers and cabinet officials is now before a panel that could decide on salary increases at the end of this year).

And while voters have often hated the Legislature, but loved their local lawmaker, nearly two-thirds of those polled say corruption among legislators from their area is a “serious problem.”

“By a nearly two-to-one margin, 60-34 percent, voters support making legislators full time and banning outside employment,” Siena College pollster Steve Greenberg said. “A majority of voters from every party and region support making the Legislature full time and banning outside income, with support greatest in New York City.”

Following the drumbeat of corruption arrests, 25 percent of voters polled believe ethics and anti-corruption measures should be Cuomo’s priority in 2016, an increase from 19 percent last year.

Nevertheless, the top issues for most voters remain both personal and pocketbook-oriented: 44 percent believe education should be the top issue, followed by taxes at 39 percent and jobs at 31 percent.

While the education fight last year was largely waged over the policy of testing and teacher evaluations, the debate this year is broadly over funding.

Cuomo has proposed a $963 million increase, while some legislators have called for a $2.9 billion hike in spending.

The poll found 47 percent of voters believe Cuomo’s spending proposal is right on, while 27 percent want to see the state more, 23 percent want to see less spending.

Overall, 56 percent of voters say too little is spent on education, 27 percent say the right amount is spent, while 14 percent say New York spends too much.

When it comes to the DREAM Act, a long-sought measure aimed at providing tuition assistance to undocumented immigrants, most New Yorkers oppose it: 45 percent to 52 percent.

The poll of 805 registered voters was conducted from Jan. 24 through Jan. 28. It has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.

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