57% Support Building Keystone Pipeline
The Keystone XL pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas has already been mentioned as a potential bargaining chip in upcoming debt ceiling negotiations in Washington, as voter support for building the pipeline remains strong. However, belief that the structure can be built without significant environmental damage has softened a bit.
Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Likely Voters nationwide favor building the Keystone XL pipeline, including 35% who Strongly Favor. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 29% oppose building the pipeline, with 14% who Strongly Oppose. Another 15% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 26-27, 2013 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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