Poll finds LIers dissatisfied with state

A new poll and presentation at Hofstra University today took the pulse of Long Islanders on what's most important to them.

A News 12-Newsday-Hofstra University poll found that 70 percent of Long Islanders are dissatisfied with the way things are going generally. Slightly fewer people, 61 percent, gave the same answer statewide.

When asked if the sales tax should be raised to offset the state's huge budget deficit, a resounding 76 percent of respondents said no.

Long Islanders also don't seem to have a whole lot of faith in their elected officials. More than 75 percent of those questioned said they support term limits for state legislators and many said politicians make promises to get elected and never follow through on them.

To watch the entire panel discussion on your iO digital cable box, go to channel 612 and select iO Extra.

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