Keep on drilling, say most voters (5/4)
Agreement with the Obama decision to expand off-shore drilling stands at 63%, with 35% agreeing strongly and 27% somewhat agreeing. Agreement to suspend those plans pending an inquiry on the spill is 62% overall, with 44% agreeing strongly and 18% somewhat agreeing.
Democratic and Republican voters take very different positions on these questions. A majority of Democrats (54%) disagree with the Obama plan to expand off-shore drilling, and an even larger share of Republicans (64%) do not agree with Obama's decision to suspend that expansion pending an investigation of the BP spill.