A new Siena Research Institute Poll out ahead of Governor Cuomo's budget address shows New Yorkers have a favorable view of him and his job performance.

The poll found that 50 percent of New Yorkers think Cuomo is doing a good job. That's up from 45 percent in November.

This comes as he's gearing up for a third term, and faces several challenges including closing a $4 billion budget gap.

The poll shows that 55 percent of likely voters will re-elect Cuomo.

It also reports that voters and Cuomo's goals for this fiscal year line up- taxes are priority along with health care and education.

The poll of 824 registered voters was conducted from January 7 through January 11 and has a margin of error of 4 percentage points.