Drilling offshore is friendly public terrain
Perhaps tiring of the focus on 50-50 (or worse) concerns, in opening up offshore areas to drilling for oil and gas the Obama administration is clearly in-sync with public opinion.
In the latest national poll on the subject, 63 percent of Americans told Pew pollsters in February that they favor allowing more offshore oil and gas drilling in US waters. Moreover, the support crossed party lines, with 74 percent of Republicans, 66 percent of independents and 54 percent of Democrats backing the idea.
Here's a link to the full Pew report from this poll on energy
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