From the Morning Memo:

The Siena College poll on Wednesday handed Gov. Andrew Cuomo some of the lowest approval and favorability ratings since he took office in 2011.

Only 39 percent of voters approve of the job he’s doing, while he’s under 50 percent for the first time when it comes to New Yorkers viewing him favorably.

For Cuomo, this is a reflection of the overall dissatisfaction voters have with state government, pointing to the arrests of both Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos.

“I think people are disappointed with Albany writ large, state government writ large,” Cuomo said Wednesday in Buffalo. “We had two legislative leaders this session. The head of the Assembly was indicted, the head of the Senate was indicted. Frankly, I see why and I don’t blame them.”

Cuomo took office as governor seeking to change that perception, pledging to fight corruption and ease the gridlock that had paralyzed the Capitol.

But he also sought a new level of control and oversight of the sprawling state government that put him, for better or worse, in the driver’s seat in Albany.

When his poll numbers were high during his first term, Cuomo went as far as to say “I am the government” — suggesting voters were transferring the successes at the time in Albany to him.

On Wednesday, Cuomo did not go as far as he did four years ago.

“They’re disgusted with state government and frankly they have good reason,” Cuomo said of voters. “If they are down on state government, well, the governor is part of state government.”