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Poll on economy and gas drilling -- your thoughts?

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Oct 14, 2011 4:10 PM

Radio Smart Talk for Monday, October 17:

A new poll conducted by Mercyhurst College in Erie finds the majority of Pennsylvanians believe the nation's economy si poor and more than one in five says they are falling behind.

A separate poll indicates Pennsylvania residents favor hydraulic fracking to remove natural gas from the state's Marcellus Shale, but most don't support drilling in state forests and even more oppose fracking in state parks.

The Mercyhurst Poll was conducted by the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics.  Dr. Joseph Morris, the poll's director will join us on Monday's Radio Smart Talk.

During the program, we'd like to hear your answers to several of the poll questions.

Thinking about job opportunities where you live, would you say there are plenty of jobs available in your community, jobs are somewhat difficult to find in your community, or that jobs are very difficult to find in your community? 

Which best describes your family's financial situation?

Do you feel as if you are getting ahead financially, have just enough money to maintain your standard of living, or are you falling behind financially?

Do you favor or oppose extracting natural gas through fracking in Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale region?

Do you think Pennsylvania should or should not tax gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale?

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