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INDEPENDENT VOTERS LOSE CONFIDENCE IN OBAMA’S ENERGY PLAN

May 10, 2012
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Six months before election day, electoral fundamentals favor Republicans according to the latest Resurgent Republic national survey of 1000 registered voters conducted April 30-May 3, 2012. Following are key highlights pertaining to voter’s views on Obama’s energy policies.



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  1. By a 17-point margin, Independents think President Obama's energy policies have been bad for the country. Voters were asked to choose between two statements:


    Congressman A says President Obama's energy policies have been good for the country. He has increased domestic oil production, while steering the country toward greater reliance on renewable sources of energy like solar and wind to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.


    Congressman B says President Obama's energy policies have been bad for the country. They have caused gasoline prices to double since he became President, he blocked the Keystone pipeline, and he supported new regulations that make it more difficult and expensive to produce domestic energy like oil and coal.


    Voters overall say the President's energy policies have been bad for the country by 49 to 44 percent. Republicans and Independents overwhelmingly think they have been bad by 79 to 14 percent and 55 to 38 percent respectively. Democrats think they have been good by 76 to 18 percent. The combination of gas prices, new regulations, and the Keystone decision create a significant vulnerability for the President.





Read the full report: Electoral Fundamentals Favor Republicans in 2012

Filed under: Independent Voters, Energy And Environment, Polling Analysis, Obama Approval Rating, and 2012 Election