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Poll: NY voters call Albany corruption serious

Poll: NY voters call Albany corruption serious

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A poll shows most New York voters think corruption is a serious problem in Albany, though most are unfamiliar with the anti-corruption commission the governor shuttered in April.

The Siena College poll also shows 81 percent don’t know who U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is.

An outspoken critic of Albany corruption, Bharara has taken the files of the Moreland commission and subpoenaed papers of commissioners themselves following a newspaper report the administration interfered in the commission’s selection of targets.

The poll shows 47 percent say corruption in state government is a very serious problem and 39 percent say it’s somewhat serious.

Meanwhile, 67 percent say they are unfamiliar with the Moreland commission’s work.

The poll last week of 863 registered likely voters has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

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