Poll: Most Americans Now Support Offshore Oil Drilling
Sixty nine percent of Americans now favor an increase in offshore oil drilling, and 30 percent oppose it, according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll published in early August 2008.
Just over half (51 percent) believe offshore drilling would lower gasoline prices in 2009, while 49 percent disagree. (Results of the opinion survey are based on telephone interviews with 1,041 adult Americans conducted in late July. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 4.5 percentage points.)
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