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ALBANY - Gov. Andrew Cuomo's quick response to the Newtown, Conn. massacre may have come at a cost for the popular politician.

Less than a week after proposing new gun control measures in his State of the State address, Cuomo signed the measure into law. The move angered many pro-gun New Yorkers.

Two recent polls show Cuomo's favorable ratings dropped from the low 70s to the high 50s, and experts are pointing the finger at his handling of the gun issue.

A Siena College poll released this week found 54 percent of respondents feel Cuomo is doing a good or excellent job. His rating in a similar poll last year was 71 percent.

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