Siena Poll Finds New Yorkers Split on Fracking Debate
New Yorkers remain divided on the issue of hydrofracking and southern tier residents are just as split, according to a new Siena College Research Institute poll of New York voters released Tuesday.
Voters statewide are evenly divided with 40 percent in support of the Department of Environmental Conservation allowing fracking to move forward in parts of upstate, and 40 percent opposed.
Southern tier voters are 47 percent supportive and 48 percent opposed.
After reviewing arguments in support and opposition to fracking and limitations on fracking that the DEC could impose, 45 percent of voters statewide support fracking and 42 percent are opposed.