Voters Fear Economic Impact of Abrupt End to Fracking
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The United States has become the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas thanks to the use of fracking, an hydraulic drilling practice opposed by many environmentalists. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has vowed to end fracking if she’s elected, but voters aren’t sure that’s such a good idea.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters favor the use of fracking to produce more oil and natural gas for this country. Thirty-six percent (36%) are opposed. This compares to 46% and 39% respectively last year. A sizable 20% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on September 9-10, 2019 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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