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The only governors to best Lamont in the late August poll were Republican Govs. Phil Scott in Vermont (76%), Larry Hogan in Maryland (71%) and Charlie Baker in Massachusetts (68%).
Roughly two-thirds in each of the states also said the restrictions put in place in their state to slow the spread of the virus are about right, while only about 20% said they don't go far enough and about 15% think they go too far.
Cuomo’s favorability rating jumped to 71 percent this month, a major increase from 44 percent in February.
The top issues driving voters’ decisions at the poll continue to be the high overall tax burden (17.6 percent), the state budget crisis (17.6 percent) and low economic growth in Connecticut (12.6 percent).
Meanwhile, in the Connecticut U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Chris Murphy still leads Republican challenger and business owner Matthew Corey by double digits.