Gaining Traction. A Siena College canvass shows Hochul’s poll numbers increasing. 56 percent of those surveyed approve of the job she is doing. 36 percent do not. Overall she has a 48 percent favor ability rating. Crime is the foremost problem according to 93 percent of respondents. A majority want amendment to the state’s controversial bail reform laws. It is followed by taxation and cost of living. New Yorkers respond favorably to her proposal to build more affordable housing. The Governor has struggled back from her December all time low polls. Gaining Traction. The question on everyone’s minds is whether she can sustain the momentum !!