Siena poll highlights public distrust of state government

Siena poll highlights public distrust of state government

A new Siena poll out today shows a margin of 50-36% that voters agree with Governor Cuomo when he says ‘New York State government is working again.’

However, when asked how they feel about state government in light of the series of corruption scandals, only 26% said it is working effectively, compared to 67% who said it’s becoming more dysfunctional every day.

Bribery and embezzlement scandals have rocked the legislature since first coming to light in April.

The poll shows 57% of voters support public campaign finance reform, something Cuomo and many good-government groups would like to see in an anti-corruption law.

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