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Poll: New York voters approve of Cuomo’s fracking ban

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — A poll has found that New York voters support Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban shale gas development using high-volume hydraulic fracturing.

Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg says Tuesday that between 55 and 61 percent of voters from every region of the state support the fracking ban, while about a third of upstate voters oppose the ban.

Greenberg says he can’t explain why, after four or five years of polls showing New Yorkers almost evenly split over fracking, they now support 2-to-1 Cuomo’s decision to ban it.

Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced on Dec. 17 that he will ban fracking based on recommendations from Health Commissioner Howard Zucker.

The poll of 802 registered voters conducted Jan. 11-to-15 has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

In related news, NY fracking ban seen as having little impact on supply.

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24 comments

  1. Yea newyork cidiots and few upstate tree huggers voted against it because they don’t benefit from it

  2. Gonna be a cold winter without any gas.

  3. Idiots! I bet that idiot doesn’t burn wood!

  4. And u wonder y 7000 people getting laid off in one company. Another 9000 in another. So sad

  5. A poll from who? People with no skin in the game?

  6. this poll is pure BS, look at this right here, “The poll of 802 registered voters conducted Jan. 11-to-15 has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points” Notice the 802,, that does not represent the almost 20 Million in the state

  7. We need to stop sending them all forms of fuel…. Gasoline, diesel, and natural gas
    Let them freeze and walk everywhere and get used to living in darkness

  8. Wonder what the question was ??? I can only guess …. “do you support injecting toxic chemicals in the ground that will contaminate your water and cause an earthquake ??” Yes or no. It’s always rigged. They should ask ” do you support an industry that will create thousands of jobs, reduce our dependants on Muslim governments and reduce your taxes and put more disposal income in your wallet?” Bet it would be different.

  9. THEN EVERY SINGLE PERSON AND EVERY SINGLE BUSINESS IN THIS SELFISH, GREEDY STATE SHOULD PARK THEIR CARS AND HEAT THEIR HOUSES AND BUSINESSES WITH WOOD DURING THEIR COLD WINTERS, INSTEAD OF USING NATURAL GAS AND CRUDE OIL FOR GASOLINE.

  10. This is total BS. What poll is this from The Make Believe Fairly Land Poll

  11. Probably polled the towel heads in New York City

  12. Shut off the gas to New York and see how the liberal enviro wackos respond then. Nothing but a bunch of hypocrites that would cease to exist wo fossil fuels

  13. Cuomo lies like Obama .. The people poled are probibly live in NYC..

  14. Congratulations obama voters is everyone enjoying the direction america is headed now …

  15. If I lived there the oil wells would be the last thing I would worry about.

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