June, 2013 Siena Poll: Plurality of New Yorkers Want Legislature to Address Corruption

According to a June 17th poll by the Siena Research Institute, a plurality of New Yorkers—44 percent—wanted the state legislature to address corruption as a number one priority before the end of the session, including voters across every region, party and demographic group.

When asked specifically whether they support creating a system of public financing in New York that would limit the size of political contributions to candidates and match smaller contributions made to candidates for state offices, 61 percent answered in the affirmative. Despite popular support for these legislative agenda items, the New York legislature adjourned without passing a single anti-corruption reform.

Survey results from Siena are available here.

The detailed press release from Siena can also be found below:

Siena Research Institute Release June 17, 2013

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