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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.

Obama In Trouble With Washington Insiders Over Oil Spill?

Posted Jun 09, 2010 at 1:35 AM by Maurice Berger

A new Political Insiders Poll reports that among political/Washington insiders, President Obama is fairing poorly in his response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: Democrats give him an average grade of C-; Republicans an average grade of D-. The problem may extend well beyond the political class to the electorate at large, as a number of polls measuring the president approval rating this week have shown a discernible decline this week.