Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Poll: Build, Baby, Build!

A new Rasmussen poll finds that 60 percent of the American people want to see construction started on the Keystone Pipeline out of Canada. But in related news 61 percent believe that global warming is a "serious problem."

The overlapping views are hardly contradictory. You can be concerned about global warming and still recognize the need for oil to be imported from a friendly, fellow North American country.

In fact, while 60 percent of American express concerns about off-shore oil drilling, 75 percent believe we are not doing enough develop our own oil and gas resources. The trick is to do all these things responsibly with the understanding that these industries provide good jobs with good pay. In these times, jobs should be our number one priority.

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