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Quinnipiac poll reveals NYers split

Dec 22, 2011 2:03 am
New York voters are divided on hot-button topics like hydro-fracking, casino gaming, and legislative redistricting according to a new poll released by Quinnipiac University. The results:

• New Yorkers are split evenly on the question of hydrofracking: 44 percent support drilling because of the economic benefits and 45 percent oppose drilling because of environmental concerns.
• A majority of New Yorkers support casino gambling in the state. Polled voters support Atlantic City or Las Vegas style casinos in the Empire State by a 64 - 31 percent margin. The poll reveals a slight gender gap with 68 percent of men supporting casinos (28 percent oppose), while only 60 percent of the women polled did, while 34 percent of women oppose gaming.

The poll also indicates a majority of New Yorkers want an independent commission with no ties to the State legislature to draw district lines. Legislative redistricting will be on the 2012 agenda in Albany. Read the press release from the Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute.
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