Poll: LIers feel gov't corruption is a serious problem

A new poll shows that most Long Islanders don't have much faith in the honesty and integrity of elected officials.

A new poll shows that most Long Islanders don't have much faith in the honesty and integrity of elected officials. (10/12/15)

WOODBURY - A new poll shows that most Long Islanders don't have much faith in the honesty and integrity of elected officials.

The latest News 12/Hofstra poll asked respondents for their views on alleged local government corruption. Nearly 54 percent said they believe it's a serious problem. About 35 percent said it's a minor problem, while about 5 percent said it's not a problem at all on Long Island. Another 7 percent were undecided.

It comes after several high-profile arrests, including that of state Sen. Dean Skelos and his son, who are facing federal corruption charges.

Voters will head to the polls in local elections in about three weeks.

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