.. just over three-quarters (76 percent) support immediately increasing oil drilling in the United States — a position recently espoused by presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. More than seven in 10 Democrats (71 percent) also hold this view.THIS POLL IS GOOD NEWS FOR MCCAIN AND AMERICA AND THE WORLD ECONOMY.
A slim majority (53 percent) supports drilling in a small area of the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge — up 5 percentage points since March 2006. Support also has risen over that same period for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico — 77 percent today, up from 68 percent.
And nuclear power — another McCain energy plank — seems to be enjoying a resurgence of popularity as well. By a 51 percent to 41 percent margin, Americans favor building more nuclear power plants than the 100 or so that already exist — a 4-point increase in support over the last two-plus years.
- WHAT DO WE WANT?
- TO DRILL HERE!
- AND WHEN DO WE WANT IT?
- WHAT'S STOPPING US?
- THE DEMOCRATS!