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Siena College poll: Voters distrust Legislature

Apr 24, 2013 12:05 am
Thomas Kaplan reports in The New York Times in the aftermath of two New York State legislators being charged in two separate, unrelated corruption scandals this month, more than 80 percent of voters say they believe additional lawmakers are likely to be accused of ethical wrongdoing in the near future. According to a poll by Siena College, released Mon., Apr. 22, voters polled had a high level of suspicion about state government. Roughly one in three said they believed it was likely their own state senator could be arrested on corruption charges, and about the same number of voters believed it was likely their assembly member could be arrested. More than half of voters surveyed said they were distrustful of, and cynical about New York politics. Steven A. Greenberg, a Siena pollster, said, “Clearly, the recent arrests have eroded confidence in the Legislature.” Read the full story in The New York Times.
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