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December 03, 2016
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Poll: gaming proposition language an issue

Greenberg said, “45% of voters oppose fracking and 37% support it, up from 42-41% opposition last month, the largest anti-fracking sentiment ever in a Siena College poll.” He added, “A majority of upstaters and Democrats, and a plurality of independents and New York City voters oppose fracking, which is supported by a plurality of Republicans and downstate suburbanites. Men narrowly support it; women more strongly oppose it.”

Environmental groups took the opportunity to repeat their messages. Katherine Nadeau, policy director of Environmental Advocates of New York, issued this statement: “No matter how much money the industry funnels through its propaganda machine, upstate New Yorkers cannot be manipulated into believing that fracking is some sort of silver bullet. By one of the widest margins yet, upstate residents oppose fracking by a lopsided 52-34 percent. The fracking industry has attempted to bully and coerce the state into fracking every step of the way, but their tactics have alienated the very people who would be impacted by their drilling.”