(WHAM News & AP) A new poll by Siena College shows that more New York State residents support hydro-fracking than not. The poll shows that 42 percent of voters support having the DEC allow hydrofracking to move forward, with 36 percent opposing it. That's a bigger margin of support than in any previous Siena poll.
On other questions in the same poll, it shows most New Yorkers want a Democratic majority in the state Senate now controlled by Republicans.
The Siena College poll shows 55 percent of New Yorkers voters want a Democratic majority. Democrats hold a nearly 2-to-1 voter enrollment advantage.
But the majority will be decided in 63 races where Republicans say they are on track to expand their 33-29 majority.
The poll also finds Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's longstanding popularity is slipping a bit . The poll gives Cuomo a 67 percent favorability, which is down from 71 percent in August. Cuomo also has a 58 percent job approval rating, which is statistically unchanged from 60 percent in August.