62% Think Offshore Drilling Likely To Lower Gas Prices
Voters continue to believe the United States is not doing enough to develop its gas and oil resources and strongly support offshore drilling. Most also still think going ahead with offshore drilling is likely to bring down the price of gasoline at the pump.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters feel this country is doing enough to develop its own gas and oil resources. Seventy percent (70%) disagree and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
There is a huge gap between the Political Class and Mainstream voters on this question. Fifty-four percent (54%) of those in the Political Class think the United States already does enough to develop its own gas and oil resources; 77% of Mainstream voters disagree.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on March 21-22, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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