Posted at: 08/21/2012 11:31 AM
| Updated at: 08/21/2012 1:14 PM
By: WNYT Staff
ALBANY - New Yorkers seem to be evenly divided over the anticipated Hydrofracking decision.
That is according to the latest Siena Research Institute poll released this morning.
39% support the controversial natural gas drilling method while 38% oppose it.
No decision has been made by the state, yet.
Opponents say fracking could contaminate water supplies with toxic chemicals and radiation.
Supporters say it can be done safely.
The poll also takes a look at the upcoming presidential race.
Republican Candidate Mitt Romney's selection of Representative Paul Ryan to be his running mate doesn't seem to help him in New York.
President Obama has a 30 point lead over Romney.
According to the survey, Romney and Paul both have negative favorability ratings.
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