Boy do New Yorkers love their Governor. Gov. Andrew Cuomo just pulled in his highest approval rating ever– at 71 percent.

The numbers from Quinnipiac University are second only to former governor George Pataki’s approval —just after September 11, 2001.

“Gov. Cuomo might not be the most popular governor in the nation, but he’s the most popular – Democrat or Republican – in the seven states surveyed by Quinnipiac University,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said in a statement. “For example, he’s well-ahead of New Jersey Gov. Christopher Christie’s all-time best 59 – 36 percent. Cuomo tops that score among Republicans in New York State.”