Poll: Most Americans still favor offshore drilling 

Public Policy Polling, again a Democratic polling firm, comes up with the not-so-surprising result:

55% say they support drilling to 30% opposed and 15% without an opinion. Republicans continue to overwhelmingly favor it (76/11), as do independents (61/25). Democrats are opposed by a 34/48 margin.

43% now say the spill made them less inclined to support drilling while 36% say it didn’t make a difference to them one way or the other. Perhaps most surprisingly 21% of voters said the spill made them more likely to support offshore drilling. That includes an even split among GOP voters, 28% of whom said the spill made them more likely to support drilling and 28% of whom said the spill made them less likely to support drilling.

I wish that someone would do a poll where they followed up by asking those opposed to offshore drilling where they think we should get our oil. That would be revealing.

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