Utica, NY (WIBX) - A significant majority -- 67 percent -- of  likely voters say that state legislatures have the authority to cut state employee salaries. That's according to the latest Zogby International poll that also finds that 52 percent of people agree lawmakers can void collective bargaining agreements to reduce spending.

The new poll also reveals that voiding collective bargaining agreements is seen as preferable, to continuing to pay state employees at current levels, or layoffs of state workers in order to reduce spending and control deficits. Officials say 2,017 likely voters were surveyed nationwide for these results. Details of the polling results can be found here: http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.cfm?ID=1950.