Poll: Voters Strongly Support U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Development

A Harris telephone poll of 1,012 registered voters has found that 77% of respondents support increased domestic oil and gas production, with 68% supporting offshore drilling in particular.

In addition, 63% responded that the federal government does not do enough to encourage domestic oil and gas development, while 68% said they would be more likely to support candidates who support offshore drilling and producing more domestic oil and gas.