2/3rds of US support offshore drilling


Most Americans favor an increase in offshore oil drilling but the public is split over whether or not it would result in lower gas prices in the next year, according to a just-released CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll.

More than two thirds of Americans say they favor increasing drilling efforts off America's costs while only 30 percent disapprove of such action. Those numbers come the same day President Bush publicly scolded Democratic congressional leaders for not putting his proposal to expand domestic oil drilling, specifically on the outer continental shelf, to a vote.


The poll also shows Americans are divided when it comes to the effect of offshore drilling. Just over 50 percent think it will reduce gas prices while 49 percent say it will not.

What this last number shows is that the Democrat argument that we will not get immediate relief still does not dissuade people from the necessity of drilling. The Democrats are in trouble on this issue and Nancy Pelosi is going to drag down the party with her and Obama.


  1. even if the price of crude and the price of refined fuels do not go down with off shore drilling we as a nation will benefit. Our money will stay home. As I see it, the only thing the Arab world has to offer is oil.


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