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FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. April 6-7, 2010. Registered voters nationwide.

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"Do you favor or oppose President Obama's plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and gas in U.S. coastal areas?" N=456 (Form B), MoE 5

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

4/6-7/10

73 17 9

 

Gallup Poll. March 4-7, 2010. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

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"Do you think Barack Obama is doing a good job or a poor job in handling each of the following issues as president? How about improving the nation's energy policy?"

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Good Job Poor Job Fair/
Mixed (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

3/4-7/10

43 44 5 8

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"How serious would you say the energy situation is in the United States: very serious, fairly serious, or not at all serious?"

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Very
Serious
Fairly
Serious
Not at All
Serious
Unsure
% % % %

3/4-7/10

33 54 11 1

3/5-8/09

42 51 5 1
3/6-9/08 46 49 5 1
3/11-14/07 37 55 7 1
3/13-16/06 41 51 7 1

3/7-10/05

31 56 10 3

3/8-11/04

29 57 12 2

3/3-5/03

28 59 11 2

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"Which of the following approaches to solving the nation's energy problems do you think the U.S. should follow right now: emphasize production of more oil, gas and coal supplies, or emphasize more conservation by consumers of existing energy supplies?" Options rotated

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Production Conservation Both/
Equally (vol.)
Neither/
Other (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

3/4-7/10

36 52 6 3 2
3/6-9/08 29 61 5 3 2
3/11-14/07 26 64 5 1 3
3/13-16/06 35 55 6 1 2

3/7-10/05

28 61 7 2 2

3/8-11/04

31 59 6 2 2

3/3-5/03

29 60 7 2 2

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"Do you think that the United States is or is not likely to face a critical energy shortage during the next five years?"

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Is Likely Is Not Likely Already
Facing
One (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

3/4-7/10

45 51 - 3
3/6-9/08 62 34 1 2
3/11-14/07 53 44 - 3
3/13-16/06 56 39 1 4

3/7-10/05

52 45 - 3

3/8-11/04

49 47 1 3

3/3-5/03

56 40 1 3

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"Overall, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose, or strongly oppose the use of nuclear energy as one of the ways to provide electricity for the U.S.?"

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Strongly
Favor
Somewhat
Favor
Somewhat
Oppose
Strongly
Oppose
Unsure
% % % % %

3/4-7/10

28 34 17 16 4

3/5-8/09

27 32 23 14 4

3/11-14/07

22 31 23 20 4

3/13-16/06

22 34 19 19 7

3/7-10/05

17 37 22 21 3

3/8-11/04

19 37 20 19 5

3/5-7/01

20 26 28 20 6

 

Pew Research Center Poll. Feb. 3-9, 2010. Adults nationwide.

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"How much, if anything, have you heard about a policy being considered by the president and Congress called 'Cap-and-Trade' that would set limits on carbon dioxide emissions? Have you heard a lot, a little, or nothing at all?" N=678 (Form 1)

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A Lot A Little Nothing Unsure
% % % %

2/3-9/10

17 37 46 1

9/30 - 10/4/09

14 30 55 1

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"From what you've read and hear/Just in general, do you favor or oppose setting limits on carbon dioxide emissions and making companies pay for their emissions, even if it may mean higher energy prices?" N=678 (Form 1)

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

2/3-9/10

52 35 13

9/30 - 10/4/09

50 39 11

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Oct. 16-18, 2009. N=1,038 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Under a proposal called 'cap and trade,' the federal government would limit the amount of greenhouse gases that companies could produce in their factories or power plants. If companies exceeded those limits, they would either pay a fine or pay money to other companies that produced smaller amounts of greenhouse gases. Would you favor or oppose this proposal?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure
% % %

10/16-18/09

60 37 3

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Aug. 13-17, 2009. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.5.

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"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling energy policy?" Half sample

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Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

8/13-17/09

55 30 15

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"Overall, given what you know about them, would you say you support or oppose the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy being developed by Congress and the Obama administration?" Options rotated

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

8/13-17/09

57 29 14

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"Do you think the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy would add jobs in your state, take away jobs or won't make much of a difference?"

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Add Take Away Not Much
Difference
Unsure
% % % %

8/13-17/09

36 15 42 7

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"Do you think the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy would increase your energy costs, decrease them or won't make much of a difference?"

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Increase Decrease Not Much
Difference
Unsure
% % % %

8/13-17/09

41 16 36 7

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"Do you think the proposed changes to U.S. energy policy would or would not help address the global warming issue?"

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Would
Help
Would Not
Help
Global Warming
Isn't an Issue
(vol.)
Unsure
% % % %

8/13-17/09

52 34 5 10

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"There's a proposed system called 'cap and trade.' The government would issue permits limiting the amount of greenhouse gases companies can put out. Companies that did not use all their permits could sell them to other companies. The idea is that many companies would find ways to put out less greenhouse gases, because that would be cheaper than buying permits. Would you support or oppose this system?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

8/13-17/09

52 43 6

6/18-21/09

52 42 6

7/23-28/08

59 34 7

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"What if a cap and trade program significantly lowered greenhouse gases but raised your monthly electrical bill by 10 dollars a month? In that case would you support or oppose it?" Half sample

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

8/13-17/09

58 40 1

6/18-21/09

56 42 2

7/23-28/08

57 41 2

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"What if a cap and trade program significantly lowered greenhouse gases but raised your monthly electrical bill by 25 dollars a month? In that case would you support or oppose it?" Half sample

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

8/13-17/09

39 59 1

6/18-21/09

44 54 1

7/23-28/08

47 51 2

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"To address the country's energy needs, would you support or oppose action by the federal government to [see below]?" Half sample

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

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"Increase coal mining"

8/13-17/09

52 45 3

5/31 - 6/3/01

54 39 7

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"Develop electric car technology"

8/13-17/09

82 17 2

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"Require more energy conservation by businesses and industries"

8/13-17/09

78 20 2

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"Require more energy conservation by consumers like yourself"

8/13-17/09

73 25 3

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"Require car manufacturers to improve the fuel-efficiency of vehicles sold in this country"

8/13-17/09

85 14 1

5/31 - 6/3/01

89 10 2

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"Use cash rebates to encourage people to buy more fuel-efficient cars"

8/13-17/09

69 30 1

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Natural Gas
Only (vol.)
%

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"Build more power plants that burn oil, coal or natural gas"

8/13-17/09

51 41 6 1

5/31 - 6/3/01

62 31 5 3

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Asked of those who support building more nuclear power plants:
"Would you favor or oppose building a nuclear power plant within 50 miles of your home?"

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Favor Oppose
% %

8/13-17/09

66 33

 

Gallup Poll. March 5-8, 2009. N=1,012 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Would you prefer the government to increase, decrease, or not change the financial support and incentives it gives for producing energy from alternative sources such as wind and solar?"

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Increase Decrease Not Change Unsure
% % % %

3/5-8/09

77 8 13 3

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"Would you prefer the government to increase, decrease or not change the financial support and incentives it gives for producing energy from traditional sources such as oil and gas?"

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Increase Decrease Not Change Unsure
% % % %

3/5-8/09

39 30 28 3

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Aug. 29-31, 2008. Adults nationwide.

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"Do you favor or oppose allowing drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska?" N=510, MoE 4.5 (Form B)

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

8/29-31/08

59 39 2    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. Aug. 15-19, 2008. N=1,012 adults nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters

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"Would you favor allowing increased drilling for oil and natural gas off the U.S. coast, or do you think the costs and risks are too great?"

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Favor Costs, Risks
Too Great
Unsure
% % %

8/15-19/08

62 28 10

7/31 - 8/5/08 RV

64 28 8

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. Aug. 15-18, 2008. N=1,375 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Has the recent rise in gas and oil prices caused you or your family any financial hardship, or not?"

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Yes No Unsure
% % %

8/15-18/08

73 27 1

6/19-23/08

70 29 1

 

Gallup Poll. Aug. 7-10, 2008. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Thinking now just about gas prices: Between now and the end of the year, do you think gas prices in your local area will increase a lot, increase a little, stay about the same, decrease a little or decrease a lot?" Options rotated

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Increase
A Lot
Increase
A Little
Stay About
The Same
Decrease
A Little
Decrease
A Lot
% % % % %

8/7-10/08

16 24 21 31 6

7/10-13/08

52 35 6 5 -

 

CBS News Poll. July 31-Aug. 5, 2008. N=906 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3. RV = registered voters

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"Is the price of gasoline something a president can do a lot about, or is that beyond any president's control?"

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Can Do a Lot Beyond
Control
Unsure
% % %

7/31 - 8/5/08 RV

65 29 6

5/4-8/06 RV

62 30 8

5/4-8/06

63 30 7
9/9-13/05 64 29 7
8/29-31/05 63 27 10
4/05 61 31 8
5/04 58 33 9

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. July 27-29, 2008. N=1,041 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"A year from now, do you think the price of gasoline will be higher than it is now, about the same as it is now, or lower than it is now?" N=514, MoE 4.5 (Form B)

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Higher Same Lower    
% % %    

7/27-29/08

51 27 22    

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"Please tell me whether you think each of the following is a major cause of the recent increase in gasoline prices, a minor cause, or not a cause at all. . . ."

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Major Cause Minor Cause Not a Cause Unsure  
% % % %  

"U.S. oil companies"

7/27-29/08

68 26 7 -  

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"Foreign countries that produce oil"

7/27-29/08

65 28 7 -  

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"Financial speculators"

7/27-29/08

57 32 10 1  

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"Rising demand from other countries such as China and India"

7/27-29/08

56 34 9 1  

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"The Bush Administration"

7/27-29/08

54 35 11 -  

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"The war in Iraq"

7/27-29/08

51 36 13 -  

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"Federal laws that prohibit increased drilling for oil offshore or in wilderness areas"

7/27-29/08

51 32 17 -  

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"The Democrats in Congress"

7/27-29/08

31 43 26 -  

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"If the federal government allowed increased drilling for oil and natural gas offshore in U.S. waters, do you think that would reduce the price of gasoline in the next year?" N=514, MoE 4.5 (Form B)

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Yes No      
% %      

7/27-29/08

51 49      

 

ABC News/Planet Green/Stanford University poll. July 23-28, 2008. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"What do you think is more important: finding new energy sources, or improving energy conservation?" Options rotated

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New Energy
Sources
Improving
Conservation
Unsure
% % %
7/23-28/08 64 33 3
1/01 55 41 4

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"Do you think the federal government should or should not [see below]?"

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Should Should Not Unsure
% % %

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"Make fuel efficiency standards for cars stricter than they are now"

7/23-28/08

78 20 2

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"Increase taxes on the profits earned by oil companies"

7/23-28/08

55 42 3

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"Restrict trading by investors that may affect the price of gasoline"

7/23-28/08

61 31 7

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"Allow drilling for oil in U.S. coastal waters where it's currently not allowed"

7/23-28/08

63 33 3

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"Allow drilling for oil in U.S. wilderness areas where it's currently not allowed"

7/23-28/08

55 43 2

 

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. June 18-29, 2008. Adults nationwide.

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"Right now, which ONE of the following do you think should be a more important priority for this country: protecting the environment, or developing new sources of energy?" Options rotated. N=1,001, MoE 3.5 (Form 2).

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Protect
Environment
Develop New
Sources
Unsure    
% % %    
6/18-29/08 34 60 6    
5/01 42 49 9    

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"Right now, which ONE of the following do you think should be the more important priority for U.S. energy policy: expanding exploration, mining and drilling and the construction of new power plants, OR, more energy conservation and regulation on energy use and prices?"  Options rotated. N=1,003, MoE 3.5 (Form 1).

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Mining, Drilling, Power Plants Conservation,
Regulation
Unsure    
% % %    
6/18-29/08 47 45 8    
2/1-5/06 41 52 7    
5/01 44 49 7    

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"Would you favor or oppose allowing oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska?"  N=2,004, MoE 2.5

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    
6/18-29/08 50 43 7    
2/08 42 50 8    
5/2-14/06 46 44 10    
1/4-8/06 44 47 9    

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. June 19-23, 2008. N=1,233 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"As you may know, George W. Bush has proposed opening up more land in the United States for oil and gas drilling. Supporters say such drilling can be done in ways that minimize harm to the environment. Opponents say that in practice, that seldom happens. Which of the following statements comes closest to your view? Drilling is usually done in a way that harms the environment and should not be allowed in environmentally important areas. OR, Drilling can be done safely and should be allowed in environmentally important areas with proper controls in place. OR, The nation's energy needs are so pressing that drilling should be allowed even if environmentally important areas may suffer damage as a result." This question asked June 20-23, 2008; N=1,023 adults.

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Should Not
Be Allowed
Allowed with
Proper
Controls
Allowed Even
If Damage
Results
Unsure
% % % %

6/20-23/08

22 57 12 10

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"Who do you think, if anyone, is to blame for the rising fuel prices: the oil companies that are making large profits, or commodities speculators, or turmoil in the Middle East, or OPEC and other foreign producers of oil, or the Bush administration, or the demand for more oil from countries such as China, or is there some other person or group that you blame for the rising fuel prices?" Up to two responses accepted.

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%

Bush administration

29

Oil companies

25

Commodities speculators

13

Countries such as China

11

Foreign producers

9

Middle East turmoil

8

Other

4

No one (vol.)

1

Unsure

21

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"Do you think the Bush administration has taken sufficient steps to control rising oil and gas prices and ease its affect on American families, or has the Bush administration not done enough?"

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Taken
Sufficient
Steps
Not Done
Enough
Unsure
% % %

6/19-23/08

10 81 9

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. June 17-18, 2008. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Thinking now about the energy situation, please tell me if you favor or oppose the following ways to reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil and make the United States more energy independent. . . ."

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

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"Increasing drilling for oil in the United States immediately"

6/17-18/08

76 20 4    

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"Drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico"

6/17-18/08

77 18 6    

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"Drilling for oil in a small area of the Alaskan Wildlife Refuge"

6/17-18/08

53 43 4    

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"Building more nuclear power plants"

6/17-18/08

51 41 9    

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"Relaxing some environmental standards"

6/17-18/08

46 46 8    

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"Rationing gasoline and oil"

6/17-18/08

30 63 7    

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"Increasing the federal tax on gasoline"

6/17-18/08

13 83 4    

 

ABC News Washington Post Poll. June 12-15, 2008. N=1,125 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Do you think the government should offer tax breaks for companies to develop alternative energy sources, or should it leave it to the marketplace to develop alternative energy sources, without tax breaks?" Options rotated

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Offer Tax
Breaks
Leave It To
Marketplace
Have Not
% % %

6/12-15/08

63 32 4

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Neil Newhouse (R). June 6-9, 2008. N=1,000 registered voters nationwide.

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"When it comes to energy and gas prices, who do you believe should take the lead in addressing this issue: Congress or President Bush?" Half sample (Form B)

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Congress Bush Both (vol.) Unsure    
% % % %    

6/6-9/08

59 21 16 4    

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"Which one of the following actions do you most support as a way of addressing the rise in energy and gas prices? Encourage the development of wind and solar power. Open up protected areas in Alaska for oil and gas exploration. Encourage American consumers to conserve energy. Encourage off-shore exploration for oil and natural gas. Encourage the construction of nuclear power facilities." Half sample (Form B)

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Wind and
Solar
Alaska
Exploration
Conserve
Energy
Off-shore
Exploration
Nuclear
Power
Other (vol.)/
Unsure
% % % % % %

6/6-9/08

27 24 19 16 10 4

 

CBS News Poll. May 30-June 3, 2008. N=1,038 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

           

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"In the next few months, do you expect that the price of gasoline will go up, stay the same, or go down?"

           

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    Go Up Same Go Down Unsure  
    % % % %  
  5/30 - 6/3/08 89 5 6 0  
  4/20-24/07 82 11 5 2  
  7/06 85 10 4 1  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 30-June 1, 2008. Adults nationwide.

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"Please tell me whether you think each of the following deserves a great deal of blame, some blame, not much blame, or no blame at all for the country's current energy problems. How about [see below]?" N=514, MoE 5 (Form A)

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Great Deal Some Not Much None Unsure
% % % % %

"U.S. oil companies"

5/30 - 6/1/08 60 30 5 4 1
3/10-12/06 49 40 5 4 2

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"The current Bush Administration"

5/30 - 6/1/08 49 36 9 5 1
3/10-12/06 38 43 10 8 1

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"Foreign countries that produce oil"

5/30 - 6/1/08 46 39 8 6 1
3/10-12/06 31 46 12 9 2

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"Congress"

5/30 - 6/1/08 44 45 7 2 2

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"American consumers"

5/30 - 6/1/08 31 47 11 10 1
3/10-12/06 25 54 10 10 1

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"U.S. automobile companies"

5/30 - 6/1/08 31 46 11 10 2
3/10-12/06 27 52 10 10 1

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"Environmental laws and regulations"

5/30 - 6/1/08 25 46 16 10 3
3/10-12/06 19 49 14 15 4

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"Overall, do you think President Bush is or is not doing enough to solve the country's energy problems?" N=498, MoE 5 (Form B)

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Doing
Enough
Not Doing
Enough
Doing Too
Much (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
5/30 - 6/1/08 17 78 2 3

3/10-12/06

24 71 - 5

5/18-20/01

38 55 1 6

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"Who do you think should have the primary responsibility for spending money to develop alternative sources of energy to gasoline: the government, the automobile companies, or energy or oil companies?" Options rotated. N=1,012, MoE 3.

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Government Energy or Oil
Companies
Automobile
Companies
Unsure
% % % %
5/30 - 6/1/08 49 30 12 9

3/10-12/06

38 33 24 5

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. May 8-12, 2008. N=1,745 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.4.

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"Do you think that eliminating the federal gas tax for the summer months is a good idea or a bad idea?"

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Good Idea Bad Idea Unsure
% % %

5/8-12/08

41 49 9

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"How much of a problem has the rising price of gasoline been for you and your family lately: a very serious problem, a somewhat serious problem, a not too serious problem, or not a problem at all?"

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Very
Serious
Somewhat
Serious
Not Too
Serious
Not a
Problem
Unsure
% % % % %

5/8-12/08

28 41 22 8 -

6/5-11/07

41 32 18 8 1

5/23-30/06

35 37 21 7 -

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"As a result of the recent rise in gas prices, have you cut back significantly on your household spending or not?"

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Have Have Not Unsure
% % %

5/8-12/08

57 42 1

6/5-11/07

48 51 1

5/23-30/06

50 49 1

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"As a result of the recent rise in gas prices, have you cut back significantly on how much you drive or not?"

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Have Have Not Unsure
% % %

5/8-12/08

61 37 2

6/5-11/07

58 41 1

5/23-30/06

56 43 1

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"As a result of the recent rise in gas prices, have you changed your summer vacation plans?"

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Have Have Not Unsure
% % %

5/8-12/08

39 59 3

6/5-11/07

33 64 3

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"Who do you blame the most for the recent increase in gasoline prices: oil producing countries, oil companies, President Bush, Americans who drive vehicles that use a lot of gasoline, or normal supply and demand pressures?"

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  5/8-12/08 6/5-11/07
  % %

Oil companies

35 43

President Bush

23 20

Oil producing countries

19 11

Supply and demand

14 13

American drivers

3 4

Unsure

6 9

 

ABC News Washington Post Poll. May 8-11, 2008. N=1,122 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Would you support or oppose suspending the federal gasoline tax of 18 cents per gallon this summer?"

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Support Oppose Unsure
% % %

5/8-11/08

46 47 7

 

Gallup Poll. May 8-11, 2008. N=1,017 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Thinking now about gas prices: Do you favor or oppose a proposal that would suspend the federal tax on gasoline during the coming summer months?"

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Favor Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

5/8-11/08

54 42 4    

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 2-4, 2008. N=1,017 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Thinking about the cost of gasoline, do you think the current rise in gas prices represents a temporary fluctuation in prices, or a more permanent change in prices?" Options rotated

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Temporary More
Permanent
Unsure
% % %
5/2-4/08 19 78 3
9/8-11/05 36 62 2

6/3-6/04

43 56 1

5/21-23/04

48 50 2
3/26-28/04 42 55 3
8/03 65 33 2
2/03 62 36 2
5/01 40 56 4

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"Have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or your household?"

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Yes No
% %
5/2-4/08 71 29

3/14-16/08

63 37

9/26-28/05

61 38

9/12-15/05

72 28

8/28-30/05

69 31

5/20-22/05

59 41

4/1-2/05

58 42

6/3-6/04

49 51

5/21-23/04

47 52
3/26-28/04 47 53
2/03 35 65
5/01 47 53

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"Just your best guess, do you think the price of gasoline will reach six dollars per gallon at some point over the next five years, or will the price not get that high?" N=505 (Form A)

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Will Will Not Unsure
% % %
5/2-4/08 54 44 2

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"Just your best guess, do you think the price of gasoline will reach ten dollars per gallon at some point over the next five years, or will the price not get that high?" N=512 (Form B)

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Will Will Not Unsure
% % %
5/2-4/08 19 78 3

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. May 2008. Adults nationwide.

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"Some people say lifting the federal tax on gasoline for the summer months is a good idea because it would lower the cost of gas and reduce expenses faced by average Americans. Others say removing the gas tax for the summer months is a bad idea because it would not create real benefits for average Americans and does not deal with the real problem of America's dependence on foreign oil. What do you think -- is removing the federal tax on gasoline for the summer months a good idea or a bad idea?" N=671 adults, MoE 4

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Good Idea Bad Idea Unsure    
% % %    

5/1-3/08

45 49 6    

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"Do you think some candidates have proposed eliminating the gas tax this summer MAINLY because they think it is a sound proposal that will provide some relief to average Americans or MAINLY to help themselves politically?" N=487 adults

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Provide
Relief
Help
Themselves
Both (vol.) Neither (vol.)  
% % % %  

5/2-3/08

21 70 5 5  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 28-30, 2008. N=1,008 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

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"Just your best guess -- how likely do you think it is that sometime this year you will have to pay four dollars per gallon for gasoline? Do you think that is very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all?" N=496, MoE 4.5 (Form A)

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Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Very
Likely
Not Likely
At All
 
% % % %  

4/28-30/08

82 12 2 3  

3/14-16/08

72 20 5 3  

5/4-6/07

45 34 14 7  

.

"Do you think oil companies as a whole are making too much profit, a reasonable profit, or not enough profit?"

.

Too Much Reasonable Not Enough Unsure  
% % % %  

4/28-30/08

83 13 3 1  

 

Gallup Poll. May 21-24, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide, drawn from Gallup's household panel, which was originally recruited through random selection methods. MoE 4.

.

"Which of the following best describes how gas prices have affected you personally? Gas prices have created a hardship for you and your family. Gas prices have caused you to adjust your usual spending and saving habits in significant ways, but have not caused a hardship. OR, Gas prices haven't had much impact on your financial situation." Options rotated

.

Created
Hardship
Adjustments Not Much
Impact
   
% % %    

5/21-24/07

18 49 33    

.

"From what you have heard or read, why do you think the price of gasoline is so high right now?" Open-ended. Multiple responses.

.

    %    

Oil/greedy gas companies gouging the public

34    

Refinery problems/need maintenance/capacity

16    

Due to the crisis in the Middle East/war

13    

Increased supply and demand/not conserving

10    

Politics/government involvement

9    

No regulations/oil, gas companies can do it

5    

Changes in seasons/vacation/driving increase

3    

Shortage of oil

3    

Too much dependency on foreign oil

3    

Crude oil prices

3    

Other

5    

No reason in particular

1    

Unsure

8    

.

"Do you think the price of gasoline in your local area will or will not reach [see below] this summer?"

.

Will Will Not Unsure    
% % %    

"Four dollars per gallon"

   5/21-24/07

58 41 1    

.

"Five dollars per gallon"

   5/21-24/07

8 92 1    

.

"Six dollars per gallon"

   5/21-24/07

1 99 1    

.

"Thinking just about your own personal situation, how likely are you to do each of the following as a way to save money if the price of gas stays at its current price or goes higher: very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, or not at all likely? How about [see below]?" Items rotated. N=493 adults employed full- or part-time, MoE 5.

.

Very Likely Somewhat
Likely
Not Too
Likely
Not  at
All Likely
Unsure
% % % % %

"Carpool to work"

   5/21-24/07

13 17 14 54 2

.

"Telecommute, that is work from home using your computer to communicate with the office"

   5/21-24/07

16 7 6 68 2

.

"Walk or bicycle to work"

   5/21-24/07

10 8 7 74 1

.

"Take mass transit -- such as a bus, subway, or train -- to work"

   5/21-24/07

10 6 5 77 1

.

"Find a job just as good as the one you have now, that would require a shorter commute or less driving"

   5/21-24/07

8 7 8 76 1

 

ABC News Washington Post Poll. May 17-21, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Thinking about how much driving you do, would you say that in the weeks ahead you'll be driving more, less, or about the same amount as you usually do?"

.

More Less Same Don't Drive/
No Car (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %

5/17-21/07

12 18 61 9 -

7/14-19/06

12 15 63 10 1

5/11-15/06

11 30 56 4 -

9/8-11/05

3 50 44 3 1

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 4-6, 2007. N=1,028 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Compared to the prices of most other things you buy, do you think gasoline prices today are reasonable or unreasonable?"

.

Reasonable Unreasonable Unsure    
% % %    

5/4-6/07

18 81 1    

 

CBS News/New York Times Poll. April 20-24, 2007. N=1,052 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

           

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the energy situation?"

           

.

    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 27 63 10    
  2/22-26/06 27 60 13    
           

.

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to make the United States less dependent on other countries for our supply of oil?"

           

.

    Republican Democratic Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
  4/20-24/07 24 50 2 11 13
           

.

"Regardless of how you usually vote, do you think the Republican Party or the Democratic Party is more likely to make sure the United States has enough sources of energy?"

           

.

    Republican Democratic Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
  4/20-24/07 30 45 6 7 12
           

.

"What if a candidate for president said that everyone will need to make sacrifices -- either by paying more for energy or using less energy -- to help protect the environment. Would that make a difference in whether or not you voted for the candidate?" If "Yes": "Would it make you more likely to vote for that candidate or less likely to vote for that candidate?"

           

.

    More Likely Less Likely No Difference Unsure  
    % % % %  
  4/20-24/07 33 15 48 4  
           

.

"Right now, which do you think should be a higher priority for the government: protecting the environment, or developing new sources of energy?"

           

.

    Environment Energy Both (vol.) Unsure  
    % % % %  
  4/20-24/07 21 62 14 3  
           

.

"Which do you think should be a higher priority for the government: increasing the production of petroleum, coal and natural gas, or encouraging people to conserve energy?"

           

.

    Increasing
Production
Encouraging
Conservation
Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
    % % % % %
  4/20-24/07 21 68 9 0 2
  10/05 37 49 10 2 2
           

.

"Currently, drilling for oil and natural gas is prohibited in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Do you approve or disapprove of the proposal to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska for oil and natural gas drilling?"

           

.

    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 39 57 4    
  5/06 48 45 7    
           

.

"Has the war in Iraq made the price of gasoline go up, go down or hasn't the war in Iraq had an effect on the price of gasoline?"

           

.

    Go Up Go Down No Effect Unsure  
    % % % %  
  4/20-24/07 64 0 30 6  
           

.

"Would you approve or disapprove of building more plants powered by coal to generate electricity?"

           

.

    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 41 51 8    
           

.

"What if the plants used a new method of burning coal, which would cost more but produce less air pollution. Then, would you approve or disapprove of building more plants powered by coal to generate electricity?"

           

.

    Approve Disapprove Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 69 25 6    
           

.

"Would you be willing or not willing to pay higher taxes on gasoline and other fuels if the money was used for research into renewable sources like solar and wind energy?"

           

.

    Willing Not Willing Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 64 33 3    
           

.

"Some people say using coal to generate electricity is a good idea because it's available in North America and there are new methods for using coal that cause less pollution. Other people say most coal use is a bad idea because it still causes pollution and coal mining hurts the landscape and wildlife. What do you think -- is using coal to generate electricity mostly a good idea, or mostly a bad idea?"

           

.

    Good Bad Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 43 48 9    
           

.

"Some people say using natural gas to generate electricity is a good idea because it's available in North America and is the cleanest of all fossil fuels. Other people say using natural gas is a bad idea because it contributes to global warming, and transporting it can be dangerous. What do you think -- is using natural gas to generate electricity mostly a good idea or mostly a bad idea?"

           

.

    Good Bad Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 51 37 12    
           

.

"Some people say using nuclear power to generate electricity is a good idea because uranium fuel is available in North America and nuclear power doesn't contribute to global warming. Other people say using nuclear power is a bad idea because of the risk of accident and the fact there is still no long-term solution for nuclear waste disposal. What do you think -- is using nuclear power to generate electricity mostly a good
idea or mostly a bad idea?"

           

.

    Good Bad Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 36 58 6    
           

.

"Some people say using renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power, to generate electricity is a good idea because they are readily available and better for the environment. Other people say using renewable energy sources are a bad idea because they are too expensive and can be unreliable. What do you think -- is using renewable energy sources to generate electricity mostly a good idea or mostly a bad idea?"

           

.

    Good Bad Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 87 9 4    
           

.

"Some people say that using ethanol, which is manufactured from corn, is a good idea because it is an American-made substitute for foreign oil that causes less air pollution. Other people say ethanol is a bad idea because it drives up food prices and has less energy. What do you think -- is using ethanol mostly a good idea or mostly a bad idea?"

           

.

    Good Bad Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 70 23 7    
           

.

"In order to help reduce global warming, would you be willing or not willing to pay more for electricity if it were generated by renewable sources like solar or wind energy?"

           

.

    Willing Not Willing Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 75 20 5    
           

.

"In order to cut down on energy consumption and reduce global-warming, do you favor or oppose requiring car manufacturers to produce cars that are more energy efficient?"

           

.

    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 92 6 2    
           

.

"In order to cut down on energy consumption and reduce global-warming, would you favor or oppose an increased federal tax on gasoline?"

           

.

    Favor Oppose Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/20-24/07 38 58 4    

 

ABC News/Washington Post/Stanford University Poll. April 5-10, 2007. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

           

.

"Do you think the federal government should or should not allow oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska?"

           

.

    Should Should Not Unsure    
    % % %    
  4/5-10/07 40 56 4    
 

6/2-5/05

48 49 4    
  4/02 43 50 7    
  1/02 48 48 4    
  4/01 41 55 4    
  1/01 38 56 5    

 

Gallup Poll. March 11-14, 2007. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next I'm going to read a list of problems facing the country. For each one, please tell me if you personally worry about this problem a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or not at all. How much do you personally worry about the availability and affordability of energy?"

.

Great Deal Fair Amount Only a Little Not at All Unsure
% % % % %
3/11-14/07 43 34 17 6 -
3/13-16/06 48 35 12 5 -

3/7-10/05

39 26 26 8 1

3/8-11/04

35 28 25 11 1

3/24-25/03

27 36 25 11 1

.

"Turning back to George W. Bush: Do you think George W. Bush is doing a good job or a poor job in handling each of the following issues as president? How about improving the nation's energy policy?"

.

Good Job Poor Job Fair/Mixed
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
3/11-14/07 26 63 7 4  
3/13-16/06 25 63 7 5  

3/7-10/05

32 54 7 7  

3/8-11/04

34 51 8 7  

3/3-5/03

39 45 7 9  

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2006. N=1,014 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling gas prices?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

9/29 - 10/2/06

34 62 4    

5/16-17/06

16 74 10    

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Sept. 22-24, 2006. N=1,009 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Has the price of gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or your household?" If "Yes": "Is that a severe hardship that affects your ability to maintain your current standard of living, or is it a moderate hardship that affects you somewhat but does not jeopardize your current standard of living?"

.

Hardship:
Severe
Hardship:
Moderate
No Hardship Unsure  
% % % %  

9/22-24/06

12 41 46 1  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Sept.15-17, 2006. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Thinking now about gas prices: By the end of the year, do you think the price of a gallon of gasoline in your local area will be a lot higher, a little higher, about the same, a little lower, or a lot lower, compared with what you are paying now?" Options rotated

.

A Lot
Higher
A Little
Higher
Same A Little
Lower
A Lot
Lower
% % % % %

9/15-17/06

12 22 25 29 9

.

"Just your best guess -- Do you think the Bush Administration has deliberately manipulated the price of gasoline so that it would decrease before this fall's elections, or do you think the recent decline in the price of gasoline has not been due to any manipulation by the Bush Administration?" Options rotated

.

Deliberately
Manipulated
Not Due to
Manipulation
Unsure
% % %

9/15-17/06

42 53 5

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Aug. 18-20, 2006. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling energy policy?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %

8/18-20/06

30 60 10

6/9-11/06

30 60 10

4/28-30/06

22 71 7

4/7-9/06

29 61 10

2/6-9/06

30 61 9

6/24-26/05

36 53 11

 

Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Aug. 10-11, 2006. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Please tell me which political party -- the Republicans or the Democrats -- you trust to do a better job handling each of the following. What about gas and oil prices? Which party do you trust to do a better job handling this issue?" Parties rotated

.

Republicans Democrats Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %

8/10-11/06

25 52 2 13 8

 

CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. Aug. 2-3, 2006. N=1,047 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Have recent price increases in gasoline caused any financial hardship for you or your household?" If Yes: "Is that a severe hardship that affects your ability to maintain your current standard of living, or is it a moderate hardship that affects you somewhat but does not jeopardize your current standard of living?"

.

Hardship:
Severe
Hardship:
Moderate
No Hardship Unsure  
% % % %  

8/2-3/06

23 42 34 -  

5/5-7/06

21 44 34 1  

4/21-23/06

23 46 28 1  

 

Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll. July 28-Aug. 1, 2006. N=1,478 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"As you may know, the United States depends on foreign countries for oil. Which of the following would be the best way for the U.S. to reduce reliance on foreign oil: increase the gasoline tax; or have government invest in alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power; or permit more nuclear power plants to be built; or relax environmental standards for more drilling for oil and gas; or impose stricter mileage standards to increase fuel efficiency for automobiles even if the cost of some cars may increase; or is there something else that the U.S. can do to reduce reliance on foreign countries for oil?" Options rotated

.

  %      

Alternative energy sources

52      

Relax drilling standards

20      

Stricter mileage standards

8      

More nuclear power plants

6      

Increase the gasoline tax

2      

Something else

4      

All of these (vol.)

3      

None of these (vol.)

2      

Unsure

3      

.

"One suggestion for reducing the problem of global warming is to increase the use of nuclear power as a source of energy and to decrease the use of fossil fuels, such as oil and natural gas. Would you, personally, support or oppose the increased use of nuclear power as a source of energy in order to prevent global warming?"

.

Support Oppose Unsure    
% % %    

7/28 - 8/1/06

61 30 9    

.

"As you may know, geologists estimate that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska could supply enough oil to fuel U.S. consumption for between six months and three years. Supporters of drilling say the country needs to do whatever it can to expand oil supplies. Opponents of drilling say it would damage the environment in an unspoiled part of the country. What do you think? Do you approve or disapprove of drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska?" Options rotated

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    

7/28 - 8/1/06

45 51 4    

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). July 21-24, 2006. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"How much of an impact has the recent rise in gas prices had on you and your family: a great deal, quite a bit, just some, or not much at all?"

.

A Great Deal Quite a Bit Just Some Not Much  
% % % %  
7/21-24/06 27 25 29 19  
5/00 31 17 28 24  

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. June 23-25, 2006. N=1,000 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How important will each of the following issues be to your vote for Congress this year? Will it be extremely important, very important, moderately important, or not that important? How about gas prices?"

.

Extremely
Important
Very
Important
Moderately
Important
Not That
Important
Unsure
% % % % %
6/23-25/06 41 32 19 8 -
1/6-8/06 33 33 26 8 1

.

"Do you think the Republicans in Congress or the Democrats in Congress would do a better job of dealing with each of the following issues and problems? How about gas prices?"

.

Republicans Democrats No Differ-
ence (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
6/23-25/06 22 52 19 7

.

"We'd like to know how the price of gasoline has affected your summer recreation plans, including any vacations or weekend trips you were planning to take. Which of the following applies to you? You are going ahead with your plans even though you will end up paying a lot more for gas. You are changing your plans so that you will not have to pay as much for gas. OR, You did not plan to travel much during the summer so the price of gas is not really affecting your plans."

.

Going Ahead
With Plans
Changing
Plans
Didn't Plan to
Travel Much
Unsure
% % % %
6/23-25/06 28 33 38 1

 

CBS News Poll. June 10-11, 2006. N=659 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling the issue of gasoline prices?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure
% % %
ALL adults 18 71 11
Republicans 39 44 17
Democrats 6 89 5
Independents 12 75 13

.

5/4-8/06

13 79 8
4/28-30/06 17 74 9

Earlier polling on energy issues

 


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