Poll: People Ready to Vote Out Their Legislator

ALBANY—A new poll by Quinnipiac unsurprisingly finds a large plurality of New Yorkers disgusted with the state of their government, but now over half seem ready to vote out their own legislator.

"Dysfunctional is practically a synonym for the New York State Legislature and voters want a change," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "While voters tend to like their own legislators, almost half of New Yorkers are ready to throw out their own state senator in a general house-cleaning."

By a 70-21 margin, the voters surveyed said they want to see an independent redistricting commission which has been long-sought be government reform groups. The poll also finds voters in favor of a constitutional convention 64-24 percent.

The poll surveyed 1,667 registered voters throughout the state last week.