Florida now supports offshore drilling
The poll suggest to me that many Obama supporters are not aware of his position on energy and how much electing him will lower their standard of living. with Obama they will be paying ever higher energy prices, and higher taxes, not to mention more for the war on terror because of his retreat from commonsense on Iraq.
With gas prices hovering at $4 a gallon, a majority of Floridians now support drilling for oil in protected areas offshore, according to a new poll.
The survey finds support for drilling at 60 percent, with 10 percent of respondents telling pollsters that they opposed offshore drilling in the past. Thirty-six percent of respondents said they remain opposed to offshore drilling.
The poll of 1,248 likely Florida voters was conducted July 23-29 by Quinnipiac University and has a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points.
The same poll also shows John McCain narrowing Barack Obama's advantage in the state. Obama has a 46 percent lead to McCain's 44 percent, compared to a 47 to 43 percent lead for Obama in June.
Pollsters suggest the numbers point to opportunity for McCain, who backs offshore oil exploration. Obama has opposed it.