News

Poll: NY voters call Albany corruption serious

Poll: NY voters call Albany corruption serious

Photo: WHCU

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.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Recent Headlines

in Local

State: Agriculture contributes over $37B to New York economy

Fresh
apples

State Comptroller's office says state ranks in top 10 nationally in dairy production, as well as wine, apple, maple syrup production

in National

Supreme Court set to hear second major Obamacare challenge

obamacare

The court will consider a conservative challenge to tax subsidies critical to the measure's implementation.

in Local

Southern Tier man sentenced to 50 years in prison for 2013 murder

gavel_court_2

Police say Davide Coggins murdered couple in April 2013 after breaking into Chatauqua County home

in Sports

Daughter gets her wish: Daddy is traded to the Wild

Updated
leopold

The Blue Jackets have dealt veteran defenseman Jordan Leopold to the Minnesota Wild after a plea from his daughter goes viral.

in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

nets

A look at some of the sports news making headlines today, Tuesday, March 3. NETS BEAT NBA LEADERS The Brooklyn…