New Poll: 81% of Americans Support Greater Use of Domestic Energy Resources

Agreement is widespread regardless of political affiliation



Jun 04, 2008, 01:00 ET from American Solutions for Winning the Future

    WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of 1,000
 Americans nationwide conducted by the polling company(TM), inc for American
 Solutions for Winning the Future reveals that 81% of the American people
 support the U.S. using more of its own domestic energy resources, including
 the oil and coal already here, to combat the rising cost of energy and
 reduce dependence on foreign energy sources. According to the survey, 85%
 of Republicans, 76% of Democrats, and 83% of independents support using
 more domestic energy resources, making the tri-partisan agreement
 overwhelming.
 
     The survey also shows that 69% of Americans support lowering energy
 prices by using domestic energy sources, even if it means drilling off our
 coasts and in Alaska, rather than suing OPEC.
 
     The complete survey analysis is available for free at
 www.AmericanSolutions.com/EnergySecurity.
 
     "This new research is overwhelming evidence that the American people
 believe we need to work here at home to solve America's energy challenges,"
 said Dave Ryan, American Solutions Executive Director. "Hard-working
 American families are struggling to pay the soaring prices for gas, diesel,
 food, electricity, and everything else affected by the high price of oil.
 To reduce the pain Americans are feeling at the pump we need real energy
 solutions from Congress, starting with taking immediate action to drill
 here and drill now."
 
     American Solutions recently launched a "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay
 Less" petition drive to urge Congress to drill for oil domestically to ease
 gas prices. More than 340,000 Americans have signed the petition at
 www.AmericanSolutions.com/DrillNow.
 
     Highlighted findings of the survey:
 
     Recently, the price for a barrel of oil hit an all-time high. Some
 people have suggested that, to combat the rising cost of energy and reduce
 dependence on foreign energy sources, the United States should use more of
 its own domestic energy reserves, including the oil and coal it already has
 here in the United States. Do you support or oppose this idea?
 
 
ALL GOP DEM IND Support 81% 85% 76% 83% Oppose 16% 12% 21% 12% Which of the following plans of action do you MOST support to lower energy prices for U.S. consumers? Using U.S. domestic energy sources, such as clean coal and oil, even if it means drilling off our coasts and in Alaska, and offering tax credits for American businesses that develop new energy solutions.
ALL GOP DEM IND Support this plan 69% 82% 59% 75% Not using U.S. domestic energy sources, such as clean coal and oil off our coasts and in Alaska, and instead using legal systems available to sue OPEC, the cartel of foreign oil-producing countries which provide most of the world's oil, to increase supply.
ALL GOP DEM IND Support this plan 18% 12% 23% 13% Survey Methodology The nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 adults was fielded May 29 - June 1, 2008 at a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) phone facility using live callers. The sample was drawn utilizing a Random Digit Dial (RDD) methodology. Sampling controls were used to ensure that a proportional and representative number of adults were interviewed according to the latest demographic figures available from the United States Census. The margin of error is calculated at +/- 3.1% at the 95% confidence level. Margins of error for subgroups are higher. About American Solutions American Solutions for Winning the Future is a new, non-partisan organization built around three goals: to defend America and our allies abroad and defeat our enemies, to strengthen and revitalize America's core values, and to move government into the 21st Century. Its General Chairman is former Speaker Newt Gingrich. For more information, visit www.AmericanSolutions.com.

SOURCE American Solutions for Winning the Future
    WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey of 1,000
 Americans nationwide conducted by the polling company(TM), inc for American
 Solutions for Winning the Future reveals that 81% of the American people
 support the U.S. using more of its own domestic energy resources, including
 the oil and coal already here, to combat the rising cost of energy and
 reduce dependence on foreign energy sources. According to the survey, 85%
 of Republicans, 76% of Democrats, and 83% of independents support using
 more domestic energy resources, making the tri-partisan agreement
 overwhelming.
 
     The survey also shows that 69% of Americans support lowering energy
 prices by using domestic energy sources, even if it means drilling off our
 coasts and in Alaska, rather than suing OPEC.
 
     The complete survey analysis is available for free at
 www.AmericanSolutions.com/EnergySecurity.
 
     "This new research is overwhelming evidence that the American people
 believe we need to work here at home to solve America's energy challenges,"
 said Dave Ryan, American Solutions Executive Director. "Hard-working
 American families are struggling to pay the soaring prices for gas, diesel,
 food, electricity, and everything else affected by the high price of oil.
 To reduce the pain Americans are feeling at the pump we need real energy
 solutions from Congress, starting with taking immediate action to drill
 here and drill now."
 
     American Solutions recently launched a "Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay
 Less" petition drive to urge Congress to drill for oil domestically to ease
 gas prices. More than 340,000 Americans have signed the petition at
 www.AmericanSolutions.com/DrillNow.
 
     Highlighted findings of the survey:
 
     Recently, the price for a barrel of oil hit an all-time high. Some
 people have suggested that, to combat the rising cost of energy and reduce
 dependence on foreign energy sources, the United States should use more of
 its own domestic energy reserves, including the oil and coal it already has
 here in the United States. Do you support or oppose this idea?
 
 
ALL GOP DEM IND Support 81% 85% 76% 83% Oppose 16% 12% 21% 12% Which of the following plans of action do you MOST support to lower energy prices for U.S. consumers? Using U.S. domestic energy sources, such as clean coal and oil, even if it means drilling off our coasts and in Alaska, and offering tax credits for American businesses that develop new energy solutions.
ALL GOP DEM IND Support this plan 69% 82% 59% 75% Not using U.S. domestic energy sources, such as clean coal and oil off our coasts and in Alaska, and instead using legal systems available to sue OPEC, the cartel of foreign oil-producing countries which provide most of the world's oil, to increase supply.
ALL GOP DEM IND Support this plan 18% 12% 23% 13% Survey Methodology The nationwide telephone survey of 1,000 adults was fielded May 29 - June 1, 2008 at a Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) phone facility using live callers. The sample was drawn utilizing a Random Digit Dial (RDD) methodology. Sampling controls were used to ensure that a proportional and representative number of adults were interviewed according to the latest demographic figures available from the United States Census. The margin of error is calculated at +/- 3.1% at the 95% confidence level. Margins of error for subgroups are higher. About American Solutions American Solutions for Winning the Future is a new, non-partisan organization built around three goals: to defend America and our allies abroad and defeat our enemies, to strengthen and revitalize America's core values, and to move government into the 21st Century. Its General Chairman is former Speaker Newt Gingrich. For more information, visit www.AmericanSolutions.com. SOURCE American Solutions for Winning the Future