Rasmussen reports that 67 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, while 18 percent oppose.Web Link
67% Support Offshore Drilling, 64% Expect it Will Lower Prices
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey—conducted before McCain announced his intentions on the issue--finds that 67% of voters believe that drilling should be allowed off the coasts of California, Florida and other states.
Only 18% disagree and 15% are undecided.
Nearly all voters are worried about rising gas and energy prices, with 79% very concerned and 16% somewhat concerned
The Outer Continental Shelf moratorium, passed in 1981, bans exploration for offshore natural gas and oil deposits.
Barack Obama, McCain’s opponent for the White House, voted against an effort to lift the ban last year in the Senate.