April 19th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

CNN Poll: Support for increased offshore oil drilling on rise

CNN Political Unit

Washington (CNN) – One year after the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, support for offshore oil drilling has rebounded despite concerns that the federal government cannot prevent another massive oil spill, according to a new national poll.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Tuesday indicates that 69 percent of Americans favor increased offshore drilling, with just over three in ten opposed. That 69 percent is up 20 points from last June, while the oil spill was still in progress, and is back to the level of support seen in the summer of 2008.

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  1. dan osborne

    should be incresed

    April 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm |