64% Support Offshore Oil Drilling, 55% Favor Deepwater Drilling - Rasmussen Reports™Sixty-four percent (64%) of U.S. voters now believe offshore oil drilling should be allowed, an eight-point jump from mid-July. Just 21% disagree and feel such drilling should not be permitted, while 15% more are not sure.
Support for offshore oil drilling is at its highest level since mid-May. That support has ranged from 56% to 64% in regular tracking since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf in late April that caused the leak. Still, 72% favored offshore drilling just after President Obama's announcement in late March that he was lifting the longtime ban on such drilling.
Poll: 74 percent support offshore oil drilling in U.S. » Naples Daily NewsThree in four likely voters – 74 percent – support offshore drilling for oil in U.S. coastal waters and more than half (59 percent) also favor drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.