SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — You can’t get 90 percent of people to say they believe in Santa Claus, but nearly 90 percent of Illinois voters believe in corruption.
A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows 89 percent of voters asked say they believe corruption is a problem in state government.
The new poll also shows 79 percent of voters say corruption at the federal level is at least somewhat common, and 62 percent of all Illinoisans say county or city political corruption is at least somewhat common. The local corruption numbers spike to 85 percent when pollsters asked voters who live in or around Chicago.
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