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Pew Research: 61% Approve Building Keystone XL

Pew Charitable Trust released new polling, again, showing broad support for building the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Pew Research: 

Currently, 61% favor building the pipeline while 27% are opposed. These views have changed little over the past year.

As previous surveys on the pipeline proposal have found, there is far more support for constructing the pipeline among Republicans (84% favor) and independents (61%) than among Democrats. About half of Democrats (49%) favor building the pipeline while 38% are opposed.

The new national survey by the Pew Research Center, conducted Feb. 27-Mar. 16 among 3,335 adults, provides an opportunity for a detailed look at differences among Democrats on this issue. Opposition to building the pipeline is most widespread among highly educated Democrats, liberals and those with high family incomes.


Polling recently conducted for Consumer Energy Alliance in four key battleground Senate races found that voters will factor in President Obama’s KXL decision before pulling the ballot lever this Election Day.

More than three-quarters of likely voters polled in four key states, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana and North Carolina, said they will consider a candidate’s position on energy issues, such as the Keystone XL Pipeline, before deciding whom they will support.