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Voters support 63 ± 28 percent, including 53 ± 38 percent among Republicans, a new taxon companies drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale.By an even larger 78 ± 17 percent, voters support a proposed fee on drilling companies,with proceeds used to reimburse local communities for the impact of drilling. Support is highamong all groups and in every region of the state.³By almost 2-1 margins, Pennsylvania voters remain convinced of the benefits of tappingthe natural gas reserves in the Marcellus Shale,´ Malloy said. ³And by overwhelming margins,they want to tap the financial resources of the companies doing the drilling.´
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There should be more women in high elected office, 51 percent of Pennsylvania voterssay, while 5 percent say there should be fewer women and 31 percent say the number of womenis about right. Among women voters, 56 percent want more women in office, while 45 percentof men want more women elected.Pennsylvania voters personally hope 63 ± 22 percent that the U.S. has a woman presidentin their lifetime. Hoping for a woman president are 67 percent of women and 58 percent of men.And voters expect 70 ± 22 percent that there will be a woman president in their lifetime.Male officials are more likely than women officials to have sex scandals, voters say71 ± 1 percent, with 25 percent saying there is not much difference. These strong attitudes areshared by all groups and in every region of the state.There is not much difference between man and women officials on who would have theright priorities, 72 percent of voters say. Women officials would be better problem solvers,voters say 28 ± 6 percent, with 63 percent saying there is not much difference.³Pennsylvania voters say we need more women in high political office. We can¶t agreethat they would be better problem solvers or would have better priorities, but almost everyoneagrees there would be fewer sex scandals,´ Malloy said.From July 25 ± 31, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,358 registered voters with a marginof error of +/- 2.7 percentage points. Live interviewers call land lines and cell phones.The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts publicopinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginiaand the nation as a public service and for research.
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