A new poll shows voters in the state closely divided on whether to allow non-Indian Las Vegas-style casinos to be built in the state.
But the Siena College poll also found the same voters are more inclined to support upcoming casino referendum if they hear the language as it will appear on the ballot -- indicating casinos will promote job growth, boost aid to schools and permit local governments to lower taxes. 49 percent of voters support the general idea of allowing the casinos, but 56 percent support the referendum as it will be worded on the ballot.
The poll also shows New Yorkers don't know much about the Moreland Commission, but they want it to continue investigating corruption Albany.
The poll shows more than eight in ten voters consider corruption in the Legislature is a serious problem. And nearly as many consider corruption in the rest of state government to be serious.
On another issue, 38 percent of voters support fracking for natural gas and 43 percent oppose it.