Simon Poll Shows Voters See Corruption

Apr 1, 2014

A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIU Carbondale shows most Illinois voters believe corruption is a part of their government.

The new survey shows a vast majority of respondents believe corruption is the norm in the state, as well as at the federal level.

Simon Institute Pollster Charles Leonard says the results leave a lot to be desired.

According to the poll, 89% of Illinoisans feel corruption is somewhat common in the state, and 53% believe it's very common.

Fewer people believe political corruption at the local level affects their lives, unless they live in Chicago.