Poll: Upstate Voters Split on Fracking, Overwhelmingly Support Minimum Wage Hike

Voters upstate are split on the issue of hydrofracking. A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows 44 percent of voters support the controversial drilling practice, while 42 percent are against it. Meanwhile 21 percent believe Governor Andrew Cuomo is carefully evaluating the pros and cons of fracking, and 30 percent say he's dragging his feet. 46 percent of voters have no opinion.

The poll also says 80 percent of voters upstate are in favor of raising the minimum wage from $7.25, with a majority of voters supporting increasing the wage to over $8.50. Governor Cuomo is pushing for hiking it to $9.

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