Polls: Economy is No. 1 issue for LI taxpayers

According to the latest News 12/Hofstra University poll, the issue Long Island voters care most about is the economy, and they have some strong ideas

WOODBURY - According to the latest News 12/Hofstra University poll, the issue Long Island voters care most about is the economy, and they have some strong ideas about how to address it.

Poll results show 44 percent of residents are concerned about the economy, followed by 33 percent who care most about taxes. Education is on the mind of 15 percent of the poll responders, while 5 percent are concerned with crime. Only 2 percent of Long Islanders are preoccupied with the environment.

Considering possible economic solutions, 23 percent of Long Islanders believe that cutting the budget to reduce the federal deficit would resolve the crisis, while another 23 percent think that slashing the personal income tax would help jump-start the economy.

Twenty percent of poll responders said adding spending for roads, bridges and public works projects is the way to go, followed by 15 percent who pushed for cutting business taxes.

"If I pay less on taxes, then I can spend more money and help the economy," says pizza shop owner Salvatore Mannino. Hofstra/News 12 Public Opinion Poll Long Islanders' Opinions on a Variety of Topics

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

News 12's Lily Stolzberg visited the Walt Whitman 1 On the Spot: Women's History
United Airlines launched a controversy over the weekend 2 United Airlines faces turbulence over leggings ban
Troy Ramey of Sea Cliff competes on NBC's 3 Long Islander competes on 'The Voice'
The suspects describe themselves as part of the 4 3 men accused of spraying graffiti in 6 communities
DogAbility founder and director Sass Levine says the 5 Organization that trains therapy dogs struggles to find new home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE