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Poll shows increased support for fracking

The natural gas industry sees hopeful signs in a new poll that finds more New Yorkers now support hydraulic fracturing. A Quinnipiac University survey also finds Upstate New Yorkers, who live where the gas drilling process would occur, back fracking in greater numbers.  Go to full article

Governor Cuomo risks popularity with budget plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo is at the highest point of popularity since he first took political office four years ago. But, as Karen DeWitt reports, the governor's standing could decline when he releases his budget plan in less than two weeks.  Go to full article
Scott Murphy
Scott Murphy

Scott Murphy?s rise reflects a changing political landscape

Democrat Scott Murphy has closed to within five points of Republican frontrunner Jim Tedisco in the 20th congressional district race. Steven Greenberg with Siena College says the race is now "too close to call." The influential Rothenberg Report now calls the race a "toss-up." Scott Murphy, a political newcomer from Glens Falls, has nearly erased what was a 20-point gap just a month ago. Tedisco, the top Republican in the state Assembly, is scrambling to retool his campaign and his TV ads. With just two weeks left to go in this race, Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the poll numbers and what they mean.  Go to full article

NY Lawmakers Working to Pass Voting Bill This Week

The New York State legislature has yet to agree on a play to reform voting practices in the state, though leaders of a joint conference committee say they are hopeful an accord can be reached in time for the end of the session. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Polls: Pataki Faces Grim Political Prospects

Governor Pataki has until the end of the day Tuesday to make up his mind about whether to veto parts of the legislature's budget. A new poll out Monday evening finds New Yorkers want the increasingly unpopular New York Governor to accept the legislature's budget and move on. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Zogby On Polls

John Zogby is president and CEO of Zogby International. Four years ago, most polls predicted a win for George W. Bush. Zogby polls showed the race tightening, with the gap closing in the final hours. That was 2000. This year, Zogby says, is even tighter, too close to call. Zogby was in Potsdam October 25, talking about this campaign, which he calls "the Armageddon election" - the final battle, the end of the world - because of the extreme divide in the nation. After his talk, he took questions about iussues, and about polls themselves.  Go to full article

People On Polls

So...about those polls. NCPR's Kathleen Walters was out on the street to see what our neighbors think.  Go to full article

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