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Poll: New Yorkers trust locals more than state

Feb 27, 2015 5:00 am
Matthew Hamilton is reporting at Capitol Confidential a majority of New Yorkers may not place much trust in any level of government, but if they have to choose, they’re trusting their local elected officials the most. A Siena College poll released Thu., Feb. 27 shows 43 percent of voters trust their local government most or all of the time, compared to just 28 percent who trust either the federal or state government to make the right decisions. Upstaters are among the most trusting of their local officials, the poll shows. Forty-two percent of voters statewide say their local government is doing either a good or excellent job, compared to 27 percent who say the same about the federal government, and 30 percent who say the same about state government. Read the full post at Capitol Confidential, a Times Union blog.