Poll: Strong Support for Development of W.Md. Natural Gas

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A new poll by Gonzales Research & Marketing Strategies found strong support among Marylanders for the development of natural gas resources in Western Maryland.

The telephone poll, conducted by Gonzales Research on behalf of the Maryland Petroleum Council, found that over 70 percent of Marylanders supported the development of natural gas in Garrett and Allegany Counties.

When asked whether Maryland should wait at least three years to develop natural gas in Western Maryland -- as proposed by Governor O'Malley's administration -- or move ahead with safe development sooner, 69 percent said the state should move ahead with safe development more quickly, according to the poll.

The telephone survey of 808 registered voters in Maryland, conducted Jan. 9 to Jan. 15, has a margin of error of 3.5 percent.

Click here to read the entire poll memo and results.

As Maryland enters another election season, Center Maryland continues to welcome credible polling data from all interested parties, and pledges to share as much of the information as we can with our readers. To send polling data to Center Maryland, email us at .
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