The Journal News

As like the many polls before it, voters remained split on whether New York should allow for the controversial hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, a Siena College poll today found.

Even in the Southern Tier, where most of drilling would take place, residents’ opinions were fractured, the poll found.

Voters statewide were evenly divided – 40 percent on each side – on whether the state Department of Environmental Protection should give regulatory approval for hydrofracking.

In the Southern Tier, the split was similar: 47 percent were supportive; 48 percent were opposed.

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