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Americans Turning Against Offshore Drilling

Posted Jun 10, 2010 at 2:27 AM by Maurice Berger

After years of generally supporting offshore drilling, Americans are now starting to turn against it. A CBS News Poll reports that many are reconsidering their view of offshore drilling, as the BP fiasco rapidly pollutes the Gulf of Mexico.  51% of Americans now believe increased offshore drilling is "too risky"; 40% remain in favor. Just two years ago, 62% of Americans favored it, while just 28% opposed it. In April 2010, a mere month ago, 41% believed offshore drilling was too risky and a plurality--46%--were in favor. What a difference a month can make.

Americans Continue To Support Offshore Drilling

Posted May 12, 2010 at 12:58 AM by Maurice Berger

Even recent headlines have not turned most Americans against offshore drilling. With the massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana fresh in the news, a DailyKos/Research 2000 reports that 60% of Americans continue to favor offshore drilling for oil and gas with 32% opposing.