Three in four likely voters – 74% – support off-shore drilling for oil in U.S. coastal waters and more than half (59%) also favor drilling for oil in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.If you're a liberal or better yet, a mega-rich RINO like Arnold Schwarzenegger, used to commuting back-n-forth in private jets while he plays governor, the effects of high gas pricing on middle America is not too high on your priority list. Good thing Chuck Norris understands the problem and is doing something about it . . . maybe somebody should introduce the martial arts expert to the Gov. Schwarzenegger.
A majority of likely voters across the political spectrum support off-shore oil drilling, with vast majorities of Republicans (90%) and independents (75%) in favor of drilling for oil off U.S. coastal waters more than half of Democrats (58%) also said they favor off-shore drilling. Republicans (80%) and political independents (57%) are much more likely to favor drilling for oil in ANWR than Democrats (40%). The telephone survey of 1,113 likely voters nationwide was conducted June 12-14, 2008, and carries a margin of error of +/- 3.0 percentage points.
One in four likely voters (25%) said they would be more likely to vote for Sen. John McCain if they knew that as president he would support off-shore drilling in U.S. coastal waters just 4% said McCains support for off-shore drilling would make him less likely to win their vote, while 57% said it made no difference and 15% were unsure.