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.