5/13: Corn Crowned King of Vegetables by More Than Seven in Ten in NYS

May 13, 2011 by  
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Legislators in New York State have a very important task at hand – deciding the state vegetable.  The contenders are corn and the onion.  Which do New Yorkers want to represent the state?  According to this NY1/YNN-Marist Poll, corn reigns supreme.

corn on the cob

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71% of adults statewide want corn to be the state vegetable while one in four — 25% — prefer the onion.  Only 4% are unsure.

“Like New York, onions have many layers.  But, residents aren’t willing to peel back the onion and examine its many attributes,” says Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, Director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion.  “For most, it’s corn all the way.”

This vegetable preference crosses party lines.  And, while corn is the top pick regardless of region, some in New York City have a more pungent taste.  While 64% select corn, 32% pick the onion.

Table: New York State Vegetable

NY1/YNN-Marist Poll Methodology

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2 Responses to “5/13: Corn Crowned King of Vegetables by More Than Seven in Ten in NYS”

  1. Dave B on May 16th, 2011 5:14 pm

    Corn is a grain. Shouldn’t that eliminate it from the running? If export-based, maybe cabbage. At least onions (though not the ones grown commercially) are native to the area.

  2. Mary Azzoli on May 16th, 2011 5:38 pm

    @Dave… The nature of corn is a debate within itself.
    Check it out:
    http://empirezone.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/corn-vegetable-fruit-or-grain/

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