Quinnipiac Poll Shows New York Voters Oppose Fracking
3/20/2013 (Updated 10:51:03 PM)A number of elected officials have express support for hydrofacking, which they hope would add badly-needed revenues to state and local coffers.
But now, for the first time ever, it appears that New York voters--state wide--oppose by a clear margin--drilling for natural gas in the marcellus shale formation, which runs through Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier.
That's the finding of a new poll from Quinnipiac University. The survey shows that 46 percent of voters oppose drilling, and 39 percent support it.
However, the division is closer in the upstate area, where more voters support drilling than oppose it: 44 percent to 42 percent.
The biggest opposition to drilling is in the New York City area: 53 to 32 percent.
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