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As the nation struggles to meet its energy needs, a majority of Americans think drilling for oil and natural gas in offshore waters is a good idea, according to according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday.
The poll, which surveyed more than 1,000 adult Americans by phone in July, found that 69% of respondents support the idea of offshore drilling, while 30% opposed it. In June, 73% were in favor of offshore drilling.
But the poll also found that Americans are divided over whether or not offshore drilling will have an immediate impact on high gas prices.
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