71 percent of voters favor more oil and natural gas development

August 15, 2012

Harris Interactive conducted a poll and found 71% of American voters favor increased access to U.S. oil and natural gas resources and 92% say energy security and producing at home more oil and natural gas is an important issue this election.  Other poll results:

  • 90% believe more oil and natural gas development could lead to more U.S. jobs
  • 87% believe increased access could lower energy costs for consumers
  • 75% support building the Keystone XL pipeline
  • 73% support a change in policy to allow more offshore drilling
  • 65% feel that an increase in taxes on oil and natural gas companies could hurt consumers 

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