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If an official state vegetable is designated, New Yorkers want it to be corn, according to a Marist poll released Friday.

The poll found that 71 percent of adults said corn should be the state's official vegetable, while 25 percent said onions should get that distinction.

When looking at registered voters, support for corn grows to 73 percent.

"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, in a news release. "For most, it's corn all the way."

State Sen. Michael Nozzolio has introduced legislation that would designate sweet corn as the state vegetable, while fellow state Sen. David Carlucci has introduced a bill that would give that designation to the onion.

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