A large majority of Texans surveyed by Scott Rasmussen still support continued off-shore drilling for oil and natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico.
At 65 percent, however, Rasmussen did find a marked decline in the total of those favoring continued drilling. The figure was 77 percent of Rasmussen’s telephone survey respondents just before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster off the Louisiana coast that killed 11 crew members on the platform and is still dumping crude into the Gulf.
“Nationally, 64% believe offshore oil drilling should be allowed, down from 72% just after President Obama’s announcement at the end of March that he was lifting the ban on offshore drilling for the first time in years. But that marked the highest level of support ever in Rasmussen Reports polling,” Rasmussen said.