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A new low in public perception for state lawmakers

A new low in public perception for state lawmakers

It appears Albany's latest corruption scandal has greatly reduced New Yorkers' confidence in their state government. About one-third of voters in the latest Siena Poll say they believe their Senator or Assemblyman could be next on the police blotter. 90 percent say corruption at the Capitol is a serious problem...with 41 percent calling it "very serious." 80 percent say they expect another scandal and more arrests in the near future. Earlier this month, three state lawmakers--including former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith--were charged in two separate cases in three days.

 

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