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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

By Jon Cohen  |  March 31, 2010; 9:37 AM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency , Polls  
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I campaigned for Barack Obama in part because he promised more 'green jobs' and he promised to take action on global warming. But I also supported Obama because I saw him as a mature and rational man with the courage to make hard decisions. ........

Posted by: glclark4750 | March 31, 2010 11:20 AM | Report abuse

Sounds like a reasoned and centrist approach to me. Virginia is a good choice too. After one oil spill, he'll have turned the state of rabid, foaming at the mouth, conservatives into a pack of save the earth environmentalists.

Posted by: thebobbob | March 31, 2010 12:36 PM | Report abuse


• Off-VA site could be drill-ready within two years.


It's the height of the 2012 presidential campaign. President Obama, his coffers overflowing with a new infusion of oil money, is fighting for his political life, trying to retain his party's razor-thin majority in Congress. (The 2010 elections saw major GOP gains.)

And then comes the news flash: An off-shore drilling rig suffers a pipeline break, and a giant oil slick washes up on the East Coast's family beaches, from Virginia to the New Jersey coast and all points in between. The thick, oozing oil results in a massive fish and bird kill; clogs inlets and storm sewer outlets; ruins beaches; and destroys a multimillion-dollar tourist economy.

The New York Post publishes a cartoon depicting President Obama as an oil-soaked East Coast shore bird, unable to fly, his "wings" fouled with a thick coat of oil.

The Obama camp calls it racist. Environmentalists get it.

An investigation can't rule out sabotage, but administration officials also float the idea that the pipeline may have been constructed with cheap, inferior bolts and nuts imported from China.

President Obama promptly announces the formation of a commission intended to impose strict new government regulations on the quality of Chinese fasteners.

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney wins the presidential election in a landslide -- a Republican tidal wave that the pundits attribute to Obama's decision to open the East and Gulf Coasts to offshore drilling.

Sarah Palin is spotted trying to hide a telling smirk; her "drill, baby, drill!" strategy has yielded what some might call unintended consequences.


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OR (see "U.S. Silently..." and "Gestapo USA").

Posted by: scrivener50 | March 31, 2010 2:14 PM | Report abuse

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