By Wally Edge | August 11th, 2009 - 6:32am
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New Jersey voters, by a 50%-15% margin, say they associate corruption with Democrats more than Republicans, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

More than nine out of then (93%) of New Jerseyans say government corruption is a "somewhat serious" or "very serious" problem and 65% of voters say the recent wave of corruption arrests embarrasses them as New Jersey residents.

"Is corruption a big problem?  Wow, is it!   Almost everyone in New Jersey thinks so.   And two thirds feel personally embarrassed to live in a state where politicians are pictured in handcuffs," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. "More than half associate corruption with the Democratic party.  Almost a third say both parties share the blame.   Republicans pretty much get a pass."

Independent voters blame Democrats, 56%-9%, and even 28% of Democrats point the finger at their own party.

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