Newsday/News 12 poll – Corruption

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The poll, conducted Feb. 14-18 and 21-22, had an overall margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points. The margin of error for Nassau voters was 4.5 and for Suffolk, 4.4.

Which of these issues is most important for Long Island?

How serious is corruption among elected officials on Long Island?

How serious a problem would you say corruption is among elected officials on Long Island?

  Very serious Somewhat serious Not very serious Not at all serious Don’t know/No opinion
Total 45% 39% 10% 1% 4%
Nassau residents 49% 36% 11% 1% 4%
Suffolk residents 42% 42% 10% 1% 4%
Males 45% 39% 11% 2% 3%
Females 46% 39% 10% 1% 5%
Ages 18-34 39% 44% 9% 1% 7%
Ages 35-54 46% 39% 11% 1% 4%
Ages 55+ 46% 39% 11% 1% 3%
Democrats 47% 41% 7% 0% 4%
Republicans 43% 38% 14% 2% 3%
Independents/ Other 47% 39% 11% 2% 2%
Liberal 43% 43% 8% 1% 5%
Moderate 45% 39% 10% 1% 4%
Conservative 45% 38% 13% 1% 3%
White 45% 40% 11% 1% 3%
African American/ Black 56% 35% 6% 2% 1%
Latino 46% 35% 7% 0% 12%
Less than college 47% 40% 9% 0% 4%
College degree 44% 38% 12% 2% 4%
Catholic 47% 37% 12% 1% 2%
Jewish 44% 41% 8% 1% 6%
Protestant 44% 43% 8% 0% 4%
Other 40% 40% 11% 2% 6%
Earning less than $50K 43% 41% 10% 0% 5%
Earning $50K-$100K 40% 46% 8% 2% 4%
Earning $100K+ 49% 36% 11% 1% 2%

As you consider corruption among elected officials both on Long Island and the recent criminal convictions of statewide leaders, which of the following two positions is closer to yours?

  Corruption is an inevitable part of politics that we can try to address but we must ultimately expect it to continue Corruption costs every taxpayer dollars and it damages our democracy, we must find ways to end corruption in politics once and for all Don’t know/No opinion
Total 17% 81% 2%
Nassau residents 19% 79% 2%
Suffolk residents 15% 83% 2%
Males 17% 81% 2%
Females 16% 82% 2%
Ages 18-34 36% 62% 2%
Ages 35-54 14% 85% 1%
Ages 55+ 14% 83% 2%
Democrats 15% 82% 3%
Republicans 18% 81% 1%
Independents/ Other 17% 81% 2%
Liberal 18% 80% 2%
Moderate 16% 82% 2%
Conservative 17% 82% 2%
White 16% 82% 2%
African American/ Black 20% 78% 2%
Latino 29% 67% 4%
Less than college 17% 81% 2%
College degree 17% 81% 2%
Catholic 17% 82% 1%
Jewish 18% 80% 2%
Protestant 18% 81% 1%
Other 14% 82% 4%
Earning less than $50K 20% 79% 1%
Earning $50K-$100K 16% 83% 2%
Earning $100K+ 17% 83% 1%