Florida now supports offshore drilling

Bradenton Herald:

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.


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.


  1. Listen, anybody who's against offshore drilling clearly hasn't thought of the countless problems that it would solve. For example,
    Problem: pollutants increase nationwide. Your kid has asthma attacks on a daily basis. On "bad air days" he can’t go outside.
    Solution: You're going to need some cheap fuel to drive him back and forth to the hospital. Try drilling in the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge. Also, you should gut the clean air regulations. Actually, you have enough to worry about. Let us do it for you.
    See more reasons why offshore drilling will save the world: http://www.236.com/news/2008/07/30/poor_depressed_impotent_offsho_8035.php


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