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This Week's 'New York NOW' Poll Question

Will the governor’s “America was never that great” comment hurt him with voters?

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Last Week's Results

Do you agree with Plattsburgh’s decision to put a moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining?

Yes 91%

No 9%




Do you agree with Plattsburgh’s decision to put a moratorium on new cryptocurrency mining?

Absolutely!  Talk about Greed.  IT's all for money, all about money, and it's sucking the energy just for Greed. Sad. - Sue M., Rotterdam

21st century carpet bagging.  Plattsburgh is right on. - Ed B., Lake Placid

Please send us your cheap electricity downstate! - Larry P., Great Neck

Business that doesn't bring jobs or enhance a community and takes advantage of lower costs to run it I don't think should go unpunished for doing so. - Robert R., Levittown

Agree with some of the concerns articulated by the mayor and council man in the show. It's great that the low cost of energy in Platisburgh is attracting new businesses and sophisticated industries, but it should also benefits the local economy through job creation. - Anonymous

Yes, yes! So many cities foolishly give it all away to outside companies and investors and reap little or nothing. (Look at the stupidity over Amazon HQ2.) Plattsburgh people are very wise and seeking solutions. Glad to see them rein in the runaway bitcoin operation they are subsidizing. (No reign; no kings here.) - Barb, New York City

Bit coin just exacerbates climate change and should be discouraged.- Ron

The residents of Plattsburgh should not bear the burden of high power cost while the industry pocket all the gains. They should bring jobs and find ways to recycle the heat they generate. Plattsburgh better act b4 it is too late!  Don't get taken! - Marian O., Queens Village

I have not been convinced that the value of bitcoin merits the amount of energy consumed. - Anonymous

Cryptocurrency is completely non-productive. It is a purely speculative avenue to wealth or poverty. It's not worth spending any public efforts on. - Kurt H., Schenectady

Tariffs imposed on the companies should include the extra monies needed to buy additional power.Residents should not be subsidizing businesses that do not employ their citizens. - Anne M., Colonie

The increased use of power had plenty of time to study the issues. - Dominick K., Rotterdam

Disclaimer: This is not a scientific poll. It is not intended to be viewed as representative of general public opinion. Rather, results indicate the opinions of a self-selecting group of online respondents which may or may not be representative of more widespread public opinion.

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