Friday, June 20, 2008

Americans Support Drilling

Gallup reports that a strong majority supports drilling for oil in environmentally sensitive or protected areas:
A majority of Americans (57%) interviewed in a mid-May Gallup Panel survey approve of expanding drilling for oil in offshore and wilderness areas considered to be off-limits.

Majority Supports Drilling

This poll result suggests that President Bush's proposals this week to end bans on drilling for oil in areas held as off-limits and for opening up leases for oil shale production in federal lands may be generally in sync with majority American public opinion.
Naturally, Barack Obama's opposed to drilling, and even prominent members of his own party are opposing him.

That's because Obama represents the extreme left-wing base of the party, which is mired in postmodern environmentalism, and will likely oppose any sensible option to provide relief to everyday consumers.

See also, "
McCain Has Reconsidered Drilling in ANWR,"