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Poll: NYS residents would move if possible

Princeton, N.J. -- More than one-third of New York state residents would move away if given the opportunity, according to a new poll.

New York tied for sixth with New Jersey in the Gallup poll, with 41 percent of those surveyed saying they want to move out, although only 16 percent said they were likely to leave the state within the next year.

Reasons cited included the state's high cost of living, work or business reasons, and high taxes.

Illinois (50 percent), Connecticut (49), Maryland (47), Nevada (43) and Rhode Island (42) were the only states ranked higher than New York.

Montana, Hawaii and Maine (23 percent), and Oregon, New Hampshire and Texas (24) had the fewest residents who said they would leave if they could.

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