Poll: NY leads nation in corruption. New York is No. 1 — in corruption, a national poll found.

A poll released Thursday by Monmouth University found that 12 percent of U.S. voters thought New York leads the nation with the most political corruption, edging out California at 11 percent and Illinois at 9 percent. New Jersey ranked fourth at 5 percent.

“When it comes to political corruption, it seems the entire country is in a New York state of mind,” said Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute in West Long Branch, N.J., said in a statement.

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