Do you favor or oppose increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas?It appears most people understand that just because you have a big accident, you don't scrap vital efforts to obtain more domestic oil. Expect support for drilling to climb further if/when gas prices continue to rise into the summer.
Not Sure 8
QUESTION: Does the recent Deep Horizon oil spill make you more or less likely to favor increasing offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas, or does it have no real effect on your point of view?
More likely 32
Less likely 13
No Effect 55
Friday, May 7, 2010
Continued Strong Support for Offshore Drilling
Good news on the energy front. Despite the big BP accident, and some polls showing a drop in approval for offshore oil drilling, the latest Research 2000/Daily Kos poll shows that support is still strong.