American Back Keystone Pipeline in New Poll

By Ray Pinard | April 15, 2013

An interesting article from USA Today by Wendy Koch on the Friends of the US Chamber of Commerce web site

As President Obama nears a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline, a poll Tuesday finds 66% of Americans support the Canada-to-U.S. project. The numbers come amid continuing efforts to clean up a major new oil spill in Arkansas and lingering problems from the 2010 BP blowout on the Gulf Coast.

In the Pew Research Center survey, 66% of U.S. adults say they favor the pipeline, which would carry heavy crude or tar sands from Canada through the Midwest to Texas refineries, and 22% oppose it. Support is highest among Republicans (82%) and independents (70%) and lowest among Democrats (54%), according to the poll of 1,501 adults taken March 13-17.

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