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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Drill! Drill! Drill!

Sen. John McCain called yesterday for an end to the federal ban on offshore oil drilling, offering an aggressive response to high gasoline prices and immediately drawing the ire of environmental groups that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has courted for months.
Well, good. It makes zero sense for us not to drill off our own shores. Cuba/China and Brazil already are.

And I'm not the only one who thinks so:

67% of voters believe that drilling should be allowed off the coasts of California, Florida and other states. Only 18% disagree and 15% are undecided. Conservative and moderate voters strongly support this approach, while liberals are more evenly divided (46% of liberals favor drilling, 37% oppose).

Sixty-four percent (64%) of voters believe it is at least somewhat likely that gas prices will go down if offshore oil drilling is allowed, although 27% don’t believe it.
Nearly half of liberals want to drill.

Hat tip to Amanda Carpenter.