Emily Swanson | May 13, 2010
5/7-11/10; 1,002 adults, 4.3% margin of error
Mode: live telephone interviews
Do you favor, oppose, or neither favor nor oppose increasing drilling for oil and gas in coastal areas around the United States?
50% Favor, 38% Oppose
Which is more important to you as you think about increasing drilling for oil and gas in coastal areas around the United States?
49% The need for the U.S. to provide its own sources of energy
47% The need to protect the environment
Approval/Disappproval on Handling Oil Spill
Obama: 42 / 33
British Petroleum: 32 / 49
35% Democrat, 26% Republican, 25% independent, 14% Don't know (chart)