(POLL) 70% Favor increased U.S. oil and gas production

As gas prices continue to spiral out-of-control, US voters strongly favor increased US oil and gas production.

The national average for a gallon of regular gas has surpassed its historic high mark to reach $4.173 cents as of March 8. However, it is above $5.00 a gallon in many places. Diesel prices are trending right along with it, according to American Automobile Association (AAA).

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 70% of US voters say the government “should encourage” increased oil and gas production in the US to reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources.

Only 18% said they “oppose proposed domestic production,” while 12% said they are “not sure.”

The previous all-time average high for a gallon of regular gas was $4.103 set during the Great Recession in 2008.

To see survey question wording, click here.

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