Poll results show fracking support differs by region


The majority of respondents to a recent Siena Research Institute poll say they support fracking. But there’s a catch.

The poll results, which were released yesterday, say that 42 percent of the 822 registered voters polled support fracking and 36 percent oppose it; the numbers were the same in October, the last time Siena asked respondents about fracking. But a press release on the poll says that much of the support is coming from downstate and New York City. Of the Upstate respondents, 45 percent oppose fracking and 39 percent support it.