Poll: 56% of Americans & 74% of Pennsylvanians Support Fracking

It seems to us that we’ve finally reached the tipping point in this country where most people have made up their minds about fracking–and they support it. Robert Morris University’s Polling Institute recently conducted a new national poll on fracking and released the results to select PA media outlets. RMU hasn’t yet published the results on their website. (The poll was completed in early May, but the results are only now leaking out. Why are they hiding this?) The results we have, from several Pennsylvania news sources, show that a strong majority of citizens in the U.S. support fracking (56%). In Pennsylvania, 74% of those polled support shale fracking. We’d really like to see the crosstabs–the exact questions asked and the breakout, by demographic categories, of how people responded. Until that’s available, we have a couple of news reports to share the good news…

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