Voters Believe U.S. Can Kick Foreign Oil Dependency
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
In his State of the Union address, President Obama said "the U.S. is as free from the grip of foreign oil as we've been in almost 30 years."
More voters agree the country is working hard to develop its energy resources, and more than half still believe the country can end its dependence on foreign oil.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now think the country does enough to develop its own gas and oil resources. This is up five points from May and is the highest finding in nearly four years. A plurality (48%) still disagrees, although this is the lowest finding to date. Twenty-two percent (22%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
(Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls). Rasmussen Reports updates are also available on Twitter or Facebook.
The national survey of 800 Likely Voters was conducted on January 21-22, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology
Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
Save 60% on 13 months of Rasmussen Reader service – Just $24.95! >Limited Time Discount Offer
Rasmussen Reports is a media company specializing in the collection,
publication and distribution of public opinion information.
We conduct public opinion polls on a variety of topics to inform our audience on events
in the news and other topics of interest. To ensure editorial control and independence,
we pay for the polls ourselves and generate revenue through the sale of subscriptions,
sponsorships, and advertising. Nightly polling on politics, business and lifestyle topics
provides the content to update the Rasmussen Reports web site many times each day.
If it's in the news, it's in our polls. Additionally, the data drives a
daily update newsletter and various media outlets
across the country.
Some information, including the Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll
and commentaries are available for free to the general public.
Subscriptions are available for $4.95 a month or 34.95 a year
that provide subscribers with exclusive access to more than 20 stories per week on upcoming elections,
consumer confidence, and issues that affect us all. For those who are really into the numbers,
Platinum Members can review demographic crosstabs
and a full history of our data.
To learn more about our methodology, click here.