(CBS) — A new poll of Illinois voters finds almost half say they would like to leave Illinois.
As WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, a survey for the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University found many of the 1,000 people questioned feel Illinois is moving in the wrong direction.READ MORE: Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine More Than 90% Effective At Protecting Kids
Institute Director David Yepsen says 47 percent would like to head in a different direction.READ MORE: Suburban School Cafeteria Worker Turned Into A TikTok Star With Lunch Break Videos During The Pandemic; ‘People Like To Watch People Eat’
“Just a lot of unhappiness in Illinois,” Yepsen says.
Twenty percent of those surveyed say they’re likely to leave the state in the coming year. But a more disturbing finding shows younger people want to leave at a higher rate than older folks.MORE NEWS: Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputy Shoots Chicago Homicide Suspect At Bristol Gas Station After Two-State Crime Spree; Suspect Shot Police K-9 During Confrontation
Some people say they’d like to leave because of the taxes, weather and government.While government officials can’t do anything about the weather, Yepsen says they could make government work better for Illinois citizens.