The sense of Congress is that...

We should not let one bad accident in the Gulf divert us from the importance of more offshore drilling to create jobs and make us less dependent on foreign oil.





The minority position is that the Gulf oil spill shows the danger and enormous environmental damage of offshore oil drilling. We should stop any new offshore wells from being developed.

We also asked independent voters this question on June 20, 2010. See the results here.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, January 12-January 16, 2011, N=320, margin of error +/-5.5%