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Toplines - Oil Drilling - May 6, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted May 4-5, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* How closely have you followed recent news reports about the offshore drilling incident off Louisiana's coast?

53% Very closely
36% Somewhat closely
10% Not very closely

0% Not at all

0% Not sure

2* Should offshore oil drilling be allowed?

58% Yes

23% No
19% Not sure

3* How concerned are you that new offshore drilling will cause environmental problems?

34% Very concerned
35% Somewhat concerned

23% Not very concerned

6% Not at all concerned

2% Not sure

4* How do you rate President Obama’s response to the major oil leak off Lousiana’s coast – excellent, good, fair or poor?

20% Excellent
23% Good

28% Fair

26% Poor

3% Not sure

5* How do you rate the response of the companies associated with the oil rig accident to the major oil leak off Louisiana’s coast – excellent, good, fair or poor?

6% Excellent
23% Good

40% Fair

28% Poor

3% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence