It’s a “silly question” to wonder who should setting education policy in New York: the governor, or the state Education Department, Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued in a radio interview on The Capitol Pressroom on Tuesday.

Cuomo was responding to a Siena College poll released this morning that found a broad majority of New Yorkers — 62 percent to 21 percent — support the state Education Department to set the policy, not the governor’s office.

Cuomo noted it was the Education Department that was in charge of the much-maligned implementation of Common Core standards, which is overseen by the Board of Regents.

Without mentioning the Assembly by name, Cuomo noted the Regents were appointed not by him, but by state lawmakers.

Cuomo has devised his own education panel to come up with legislative recommendations to slow the roll out of Common Core that he wants voted on by June, when the legislative session ends.

The governor insisted in the radio interview that he doesn’t want any changes to his teacher evaluation law made as a result of reform to Common Core.

Cuomo suggested that many of the concerns raised over Common Core itself has to do more with late concerns about the evaluation measure, which had been agreed to by the state’s teachers unions.

Meanwhile, Cuomo reiterated his opposition to allowing local governments to set their own minimum wage higher than the state minimum.

The Siena poll found 73 percent of voters back local control for the minimum wage.

But Cuomo remains opposed, saying it could create a situation in which local governments are competing with one another similar to what states do now.

“If you had local governments setting their own minimum wage you could have a race to the bottom,” Cuomo said.