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By 2-1, Ohioans support natural gas drilling, survey says

By Bob Downing Published: July 1, 2013

Ohioans continue to show strong support for drilling for natural gas, according to the latest results from the Quinnipiac Poll.

Support for drilling in the Utica shale was 2 to 1.

Among those polled, 67 percent supported drilling and 26 percent were opposed with seven percent undecided.

Republicans supported drilling more than Democrats: 83 percent to 51 percent.. Independents supported drilling with 68 percent.

Men favored drilling more than women: 71 percent to 67 percent.

Support is strong among those with college degrees and those without, from all income groups and from all age groups.

The results are similar to similar polls by Quinnipiac since early 2012.

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