Gerard: American voters are overwhelmingly pro-energy
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WASHINGTON, November 3, 2015 – One year before Election Day, 71 percent of voters say they are more likely to support a candidate who supports producing more oil and natural gas, (64 percent of Democrats and 85 percent of Republicans), according to a telephone poll among registered voters conducted for API by Harris Poll.
“Pro-energy policies are a clear winner because likely voters from both parties recognize its key role in job creation and economic growth,” said API President and CEO Jack Gerard. “Voters say they support candidates who stand behind pro-development, all-of-the-above energy policies. The results of our poll provide a lesson for candidates running in 2016: pro-energy policies win.”
Eighty-six percent of voters recognize that increased production of domestic oil and natural gas resources could lead to more U.S. jobs, and 84 percent recognize it could stimulate our economy.
Other poll results:
- Eighty-five percent of voters say increased access to oil and natural gas resources could strengthen America’s energy security, and 78 percent think it could help lower consumer energy costs.
- On the Renewable Fuel Standard, 72 percent of voters are concerned about government requirements to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline given the fact most auto manufacturers don’t warranty their vehicles against potential damages.
- On exports, 61 percent support exporting natural gas and oil to assist America’s allies.
The study was conducted on October 15-25, 2015, by telephone by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Petroleum Institute among 2,801 registered voters across the U.S., with a sampling error of +/- 2 percent. A full methodology is available upon request.
"What America is Thinking on Energy Issues" is a public opinion series provided by API, offering data to inform policy discussions and ensure policymakers and others know Americans' perspectives on key energy issues.
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