Quinnipiac poll: Gas Drilling

Quinnipiac poll: Gas Drilling and other stuff –

July 26, 2012

Drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale splits voters right down the middle 43 – 44 percent. Republicans support drilling 66 – 23 percent. Democrats oppose drilling 53 – 32 percent. Among independent voters, 44 percent support drilling while 47 percent oppose it.
Upstate voters split 43 – 44 percent, as New York City voters say no 46 – 41 percent and suburban voters say yes to drilling 48 – 40 percent.
Voters believe 75 – 17 percent that drilling will create jobs, with strong support among all groups. But voters believe 53 – 12 percent that hydro-fracking will damage the environment. Republicans say 31 – 27 percent it will cause damage, and all other groups strongly agree that fracking will hurt the environment.

 

24. Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economic benefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the environmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Drilling             43%    66%    32%    44%    52%    36%    46%    36%    35%
No drilling          44     23     53     47     37     50     41     48     52
DK/NA                13     11     16      9     11     14     13     16     13

                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q27
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No

Drilling             43%    41%    48%    39%    50%
No drilling          44     46     40     51     32
DK/NA                13     14     12      9     18

TREND: Some people say there should be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the economic benefits. Others say there should not be drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale because of the environmental impact. Which comes closer to your point of view?
                     Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011

Drilling             43      44      44      45      47
No drilling          44      45      43      41      42
DK/NA                13      11      12      13      12

25. Do you support or oppose a new tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Support              47%    36%    53%    48%    47%    46%    47%    51%    43%
Oppose               39     51     31     40     41     38     39     35     44
DK/NA                14     13     15     12     12     16     14     14     13

                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q27
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No

Support              45%    48%    46%    51%    40%
Oppose               42     37     38     39     40
DK/NA                13     15     16     11     19

TREND: Do you support or oppose a new tax on companies drilling for natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale?
                     Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011

Support              47      57      55      51      59
Oppose               39      31      32      36      29
DK/NA                14      12      13      12      12

26. Do you think that drilling for natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale will create jobs or not?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  75%    89%    72%    70%    79%    72%    76%    73%    73%
No                   17      6     17     24     15     18     16     19     17
DK/NA                 8      5     11      6      5     11      8      7     10

                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q27
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No

Yes                  74%    74%    80%    72%    81%
No                   19     17     12     21     10
DK/NA                 7     10      8      7      9

TREND: Do you think that drilling for natural gas in the state’s Marcellus Shale will create jobs or not?
                     Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011

Yes                  75      75      73      74      75
No                   17      18      19      19      17
DK/NA                 8       7       9       7       8

27. Have you heard or read anything about hydro-fracking?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes                  62%    66%    53%    69%    68%    56%    74%    28%    29%
No                   37     33     46     31     31     43     26     70     68
DK/NA                 1      1      2      –      1      1      1      1      3

                     UpStat NYC    Sub

Yes                  80%    43%    59%
No                   19     55     40
DK/NA                 1      2      1

TREND: Have you heard or read anything about hydro-fracking?
                     Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011

Yes                  62      59      54      53      57
No                   37      39      44      46      42
DK/NA                 1       1       2       1       1

28. Natural gas drilling companies want to practice hydro-fracking in New York State. Hydro-fracking is the process of pumping water and chemicals into the ground under high pressure to fracture rocks. This releases natural gas trapped in the rocks which is then collected. Do you think hydro-fracking will cause environmental damage or not, or don’t you know?
                     Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    Hsp

Yes/Will damage      53%    31%    63%    55%    48%    58%    50%    62%    60%
No/Won’t Damage      12     27      4     12     19      7     15      4      5
Don’t Know           34     41     32     33     32     35     34     33     35
REFUSED               1      1      –      –      1      –      1      –      –

                                          HEARD OF HYDRO-FRACKING Q27
                     UpStat NYC    Sub    Yes    No

Yes/Will damage      52%    57%    50%    60%    42%
No/Won’t Damage      15      9     13     17      5
Don’t Know           32     34     37     22     52
REFUSED               1      –      –      1      –

TREND: Natural gas drilling companies want to practice hydro-fracking in New York State. Hydro-fracking is the process of pumping water and chemicals into the ground under high pressure to fracture rocks. This releases natural gas trapped in the rocks which is then collected. Do you think hydro-fracking will cause environmental damage or not, or don’t you know?
                     Jul 26  Dec 21  Oct 27  Sep 21  Aug 11
                     2012    2011    2011    2011    2011

Yes/Will damage      53      55      50      51      52
No/Won’t damage      12      13      14      13      15
Don’t Know           34      31      35      35      33
REFUSED               1       1       1       –       –

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