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Siena Poll Finds Positive Results for Cuomo, Mixed Feelings on Hydrofracking

Governor has 71 percent approval rating, while a majority of residents believe New York is moving in the right direction.

A new Siena Research Institute poll found that a majority of New Yorkers approve of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the direction in which the state is heading.

But the poll also found that the , which involves extracting natural gas and petroleum by digging into rock layers, splits New Yorkers down the middle. A total 39 percent of those polled said they supported the practice, while 38 percent said they were against it.

Also, the poll found that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate had little effect on voters. A mere 16 percent of those polled said the selection would increase their chance of voting for Romney, while 21 percent said it would prevent them for voting for the former governor of Massachusetts. A total 62 percent said it would not effect their vote in any way.

Cuomo scored well in the poll with a 71-24 percent approval rating. In addition, 56 of those polled said they believed New York was on the right track, while 33 percent said they believed in was going in the wrong direction.

We'd love to hear from Bayside Patch's readers. Do you agree with the poll's findings on the governor, hydrofracking, the direction in which New York is heading and Romney's choice for running mate? Post your comment in the section provided below.

Harriet Brown August 25, 2012 at 05:26 PM
We love our drinking water. Don't frack it up.

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