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Silver Should Step Down as Speaker: Q Poll

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

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A new Quinnipiac Poll found a majority of New York voters think Sheldon Silver should step down as speaker of the New York State Assembly.

By a 51-22 percent margin, respondents said that Silver should go. The poll came after a recent sexual harassment scandal that led to the resignation of former Assemblyman Vito Lopez. Silver brokered secret settlements with female staffers who accused Lopez of sexual harassment, angering some in the Assembly who said Silver should have made the proceedings public.

New Yorkers also said by a 58-35 percent majority that they wouldn't want their daughter to be an intern in the state legislature.

Silver has apologized, but says he has no plans to resign.

To hear a report from Karen DeWitt, click the audio link above.

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