Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday cast his successful push for same-sex marriage as one that hurt him in the polls.

Except it didn’t.

Cuomo, speaking with reporters in New York City as part of a launch for his effort to pass a gun control measure, said his poll numbers fell after the passage of the same-sex marriage bill in June 2011.

“When I passed marriage equality, I went down in the polls. It’s one of the greatest things I ever did,” Cumoo said. “History vindicated me. Supreme Court decided it. But I was before all that.”

Cuomo’s poll numbers in the months after same-sex marriage was approved, based in large part on his legislative maneuvering to encourage handful of wavering Republicans and Democrats in the Senate to switch their votes to yes, actually stayed largely the same or went up.

Cuomo’s favorability rating in a June 2011 Siena College poll stood at 68 percent. The next month, his favorability rating improved to 71 percent. A Quinnipiac University poll showed Cuomo held a 64 percent approval rating, dipping in August to 62 percent, well within the margin of error.

Marist College’s poll also shows Cuomo’s numbers largely unchanged in the wake of the vote.

Cuomo also said, meanwhile, that a majority of New Yorkers were opposed to same-sex marriage “when we started with majority equality. ”

“It wasn’t even close,” he said. “I bet you it was like 70 percent majority.”

Actually, when Cuomo took office in January 2011, a solid 56 percent majority of New Yorkers were in favor of marriage rights for gay couples — numbers that held relatively steady during the debate over the bill.

Indeed, Cuomo may be conflating the aftermath of the same-sex marriage vote with his successful push for the SAFE Act, a package of gun control measures approved in the wake of a Connecticut elementary school shooting. The support Cuomo held from upstate and Republican voters plummeted after the January 2013 vote, when he held a 71 percent favorability rating, according to Siena College. By June of that year, it had fallen to 58 percent.

“I went down 20 points the next week, but I believe the SAFE Act will be borne out by history,” Cuomo said. “We did it five years ago. It’s the same bill they’re talking about today. We were there first. I believe we saved lives with that bill.”

What is true is that New York’s push for same-sex marriage rights was significant. While not the first state to pass such a measure, it was the largest to that point, and influenced the thinking of President Obama to later declare his support for gay marriage as well as the landmark Supreme Court decision in 2016.