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Quinnipiac University Poll – Questions on Whether to Drill in New York (Dec 13, 2012)

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The portion of the recent Quinnipiac University poll of New York residents dealing with whether or not hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be allowed in the state. The results show a state evenly …

The portion of the recent Quinnipiac University poll of New York residents dealing with whether or not hydraulic fracturing (fracking) should be allowed in the state. The results show a state evenly divided, with Republicans support it by a majority (70%), and Democrats oppositing it by a majority (55%).

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  • 1. Quinnipiac University Poll – Questions on Whether to Drill in New York (Dec. 13, 2012)11. Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economicbenefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of theenvironmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkAllow drilling 44% 70% 29% 48% 48% 40% 51% 26%No drilling 42 17 55 41 41 42 38 50DK/NA 15 13 16 11 11 17 12 23 COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS.............. Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Allow drilling 41% 45% 40% 50% 47% 42% 42% 47% 42%No drilling 50 37 40 44 44 46 46 41 35DK/NA 9 18 20 7 9 12 13 12 23 HEARD OF FRACKING Q14 UpStat NYC Sub Yes NoAllow drilling 48% 33% 54% 44% 44%No drilling 39 49 34 48 30DK/NA 13 17 12 9 26TREND: Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economicbenefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of theenvironmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view? DRILLING...... High Low Dec 13 Sep 12 Jul 26 Dec 21 Oct 27 Aug 11 Jul 26 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2012Drilling 44 45 43 44 44 47 43No drilling 42 41 44 45 43 42 44DK/NA 15 13 13 11 12 12 1312. Do you support or oppose a new tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the states Marcellus Shale? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkSupport 54% 41% 61% 58% 54% 54% 53% 62%Oppose 32 48 24 31 37 28 34 22DK/NA 14 11 16 11 9 17 13 16 COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS.............. Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Support 59% 52% 54% 59% 57% 58% 62% 55% 43%Oppose 30 33 32 33 31 32 30 33 33DK/NA 11 15 15 8 12 10 8 12 23 HEARD OF FRACKING Q14 UpStat NYC Sub Yes NoSupport 52% 58% 52% 58% 47%Oppose 34 28 35 31 34DK/NA 14 14 13 10 19
  • 2. TREND: Do you support or oppose a new tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the states Marcellus Shale? SUPPORT........ High Low Dec 13 Sep 12 Jul 26 Dec 21 Oct 27 Aug 11 Jul 26 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2012Support 54 51 47 57 55 59 47Oppose 32 34 39 31 32 29 39DK/NA 14 15 14 12 13 12 1413. Do you think that drilling for natural gas in the states Marcellus Shale will create jobs or not? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkYes 78% 88% 71% 80% 81% 75% 81% 68%No 15 7 20 13 14 16 13 21DK/NA 8 4 9 7 6 9 6 11 COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS.............. Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Yes 77% 78% 74% 81% 81% 87% 78% 77% 72%No 17 14 16 15 14 10 16 15 16DK/NA 6 8 10 4 6 3 5 8 12 HEARD OF FRACKING Q14 UpStat NYC Sub Yes NoYes 78% 73% 84% 76% 81%No 15 18 10 18 9DK/NA 7 9 5 6 10TREND: Do you think that drilling for natural gas in the states Marcellus Shale will create jobs or not? YES........... High Low Dec 13 Sep 12 Jul 26 Dec 21 Oct 27 Sep 12 Oct 27 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2012 2011Yes 78 81 75 75 73 81 73No 15 12 17 18 19 12 19DK/NA 8 7 8 7 9 7 914. Have you heard or read anything about hydro-fracking? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkYes 66% 74% 59% 75% 74% 60% 76% 42%No 33 26 40 25 26 39 24 58DK/NA 1 - 1 - - 1 - 1 COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS.............. Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Yes 77% 60% 58% 73% 79% 48% 67% 75% 65%No 23 39 42 27 20 52 33 25 34DK/NA - - - - 1 - - - 1
  • 3. UpStat NYC SubYes 83% 54% 58%No 17 45 41DK/NA - 1 1TREND: Have you heard or read anything about hydro-fracking? Dec 13 Sep 12 Jul 26 Dec 21 Oct 27 Sep 21 Aug 11 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011Yes 66 65 62 59 54 53 57No 33 34 37 39 44 46 42DK/NA 1 1 1 1 2 1 115. Natural gas drilling companies want to practice hydro-fracking in New York State. Hydro-fracking is theprocess of pumping water and chemicals into the ground under high pressure to fracture rocks. This releasesnatural gas trapped in the rocks which is then collected. Do you think hydro-fracking will cause environmentaldamage or not, or dont you know? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkYes/Will damage 50% 25% 61% 54% 45% 55% 48% 51%No/Wont Damage 17 33 6 18 25 10 21 4Dont Know 33 42 32 27 30 35 30 44REFUSED - - 1 - - 1 - 1 COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS.............. Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Yes/Will damage 56% 47% 52% 51% 52% 62% 54% 48% 41%No/Wont Damage 16 17 14 20 19 12 17 19 15Dont Know 28 35 34 29 28 26 29 32 43REFUSED - - - - - - - - - HEARD OF FRACKING Q14 UpStat NYC Sub Yes NoYes/Will damage 50% 54% 44% 55% 42%No/Wont Damage 20 13 16 20 10Dont Know 30 31 40 25 48REFUSED - 1 - - 1TREND: Natural gas drilling companies want to practice hydro-fracking in New York State. Hydro-fracking is theprocess of pumping water and chemicals into the ground under high pressure to fracture rocks. This releasesnatural gas trapped in the rocks which is then collected. Do you think hydro-fracking will cause environmentaldamage or not, or dont you know? Dec 13 Sep 12 Jul 26 Dec 21 Oct 27 Sep 21 Aug 11 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011Yes/Will damage 50 48 53 55 50 51 52No/Wont damage 17 14 12 13 14 13 15Dont Know 33 37 34 31 35 35 33REFUSED - 1 1 1 1 - -
  • 4. 16. Which comes closer to your point of view; Governor Cuomo is carefully evaluating the issue of hydro-fracking,or Governor Cuomo is dragging his feet and trying to avoid making a decision on the issue of hydro-fracking, ordont you have an opinion on that? Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht BlkCarefully evaluating 26% 17% 29% 31% 27% 26% 28% 25%Dragging his feet 25 38 17 26 31 20 28 12No opinion 44 39 49 40 38 49 40 56DK/NA 4 5 5 3 3 5 4 7 COLLEGE DEG ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS.............. Yes No <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-44 45-64 65+Carefully evaluating 27% 26% 26% 29% 26% 20% 27% 29% 27%Dragging his feet 30 22 22 27 31 17 29 26 24No opinion 40 47 48 41 40 60 42 40 43DK/NA 3 5 4 3 3 2 3 5 5 HEARD OF FRACKING Q14 UpStat NYC Sub Yes NoCarefully evaluating 29% 26% 22% 31% 17%Dragging his feet 30 22 21 33 10No opinion 36 47 53 33 67DK/NA 4 5 4 3 6