Libous Voter Survey Shows Support, and Questions, about Fracking
7/17/2012 (Updated 7/18/2012 3:43:48 AM)State Senator Tom Libous was talking with constituents directly Tuesday night, throughout his district--through a live Telephone Town Hall, conducted from his campaign headquarters in downtown Binghamton.
He says the good news is that a majority of voters in his district feel that New York is now on the right track--a big reversal from just a few years ago, when 80 percent of those he surveyed said the state was was on the wrong track..
Among the most popular items among voters according to the new survey --a middle class tax cut--and the property tax cap-- 70 percent want to keep it, --although less than 47 percent of voters feel its working as advertised.
More than two-thirds of residents are convinced that Binghamton University will create lots of jobs-- but only 55 percent think hydrofracking will led to good paying jobs-- and only 28 percent think that state regulations for hydrofracking are sufficient.
Many of the callers wanted to know more about the gas drilling process--something that Senator Libous clearly supports:
Libous said, "This is a science issue, and if they say we can move forward, I think we should, because we need the jobs"
The senator says despite the mixed results on some of the issues-- it's obvious that New Yorkers are now much happier with the direction the state is taking--something he attributes in large part to to a meeting of minds between his Republican party, and the state's Democratic governor.
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