Gallup Poll: 41 Percent of New Yorkers Want Out

Riis Park in Harrison. Patch file photo
Riis Park in Harrison. Patch file photo
Unlike the old state slogan, apparently not everyone loves New York.

According to a recent poll by Gallup, 41 percent of New York residents want to move out of the state. The polling firm conducted the survey from June to December last year, with "at least 600 representative interviews with residents aged 18 and older in each state."

Illinois topped the list of states with the most residents who wanted out at 50 percent. Connecticut was a close second with 49 percent.

Montana, Hawaii and Maine had the fewest unsatisfied residents with only 23 percent expressing a desire to move out of those states.

"Gallup measured residents' interest in moving out of state by asking, 'Regardless of whether you will move, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?'"

Click here to read about the study on the Gallup website. 
tom May 02, 2014 at 06:38 PM
Here I am, on another delayed Metronorth train, just thinking the same thing.
JJ May 02, 2014 at 07:18 PM
It's a FAILED state....made worse by the current Governor and Mayor of NYC.


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