The Siena College poll that came out this morning echoed, for the most part, the results of last week’s Quinnipiac poll regarding hyrofracking in upstate New York. New Yorkers appear split on whether to move forward on the controversial method of mining for natural gas.
Today’s poll showed that 40 percent of those surveyed were in favor of hydrofracking while 40 percent were against it. When a similar poll was taken in January 44 percent of those surveyed were against hydrofracking, marking the highest percentage of those opposed to hydrofracking in any Siena poll.
Twenty-six percent of those surveyed said that they had done a great deal of reading and research on fracking while 34 percent said they did some homework on the subject. Forty percent of those polled said they didn’t know very much or knew nothing at all about the subject.
Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economic benefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the environmental impact. As the new chair of the Assembly Energy Committee I can promise we’ll be looking at both sides of the argument very closely.
Which comes closer to your point of view?
Check out the poll results here.