58% Favor Building the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline
The U.S. State Department is expected to give the Keystone XL pipeline the go-ahead later this year after reviewing environmental concerns. Most voters continue to support constructing the oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas, and they are more confident this can be done without hurting the environment.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters favor building the pipeline, while 26% are opposed. This includes 34% who Strongly Favor the pipeline and 12% who Strongly Oppose it. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 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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