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Most New Yorkers support Uber and Lyft

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Posted at 11:34 AM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 11:34:08-04

The polls are closed and the results are in. People all across New York State overwhelmingly support ride sharing. 

That's according to a pole released by Uber on Tuesday. The poll shows that 75% of New York residents support ride sharing companies such as Uber to operate in the Empire State.

Reasons people who took the survey for supporting ride sharing include extra options for transportation, expand and stimulate local economy and another way to prevent drunk driving. 

Not everybody agrees that Uber will help expand local economies upstate. A group of cab owners created an online campaign, questioning such claims and accusing the ride sharing company of misleading job claims in an effort to increase profit.

A bill that would allow ride sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber to operate in the state back in 2015 didn't pass legislation. This year, little progress has been made on this issue.