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Poll: Majority of New Yorkers ready to support open primaries


An overwhelming majority of NYS voters say open primaries will bring needed change to failing political system.

A new poll by John Zogby Strategies shows an overwhelming numbers of New Yorkers are ready to support open primaries, ending a long tradition of “party only” voters in primaries.

The statewide poll was commissioned by the new non-partisan reform organization Unite NY, and was conducted by John Zogby Strategies on September 28.

The poll reveals that only 38% of likely voters in New York feel “very” or “pretty” satisfied with how the political system works. A majority (56%) believe that the system does not work in its current form and needs serious changes.

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