Poll: Yep, most Americans are still just fine with the Keystone pipeline

posted at 4:01 pm on March 5, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Just in case the Obama administration had any doubt as to whether or not the general American public is supportive of the Keystone XL pipeline’s construction while they continue to bend over backwards catering to well-monied, radical environmentalist interests, a new Fox News poll confirms that, why yes — the overwhelming majority of Americans are pretty much okay with an addition to America’s large network of terrestrial pipelines that will create jobs and economic growth.

Perhaps the eco-radicals were hoping that their extended and obstreperous campaign against the pipeline’s construction might help to raise awareness and galvanize the public’s opinions on the project. Apparently it did — just not in the way that they hoped, as Americans’ support has only increased over time.

A Fox News poll finds most American voters support building the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. …

By a wide 70-23 percent margin, voters support building the pipeline that would transport oil from Canada to refineries in the United States.

Support for the pipeline is mostly unchanged from last year, when 67 percent favored building it and 25 percent were opposed (February 2012).

The three percentage-point uptick in support comes from Democrats:  57 percent say build it, up from 50 percent a year ago.  At the same time, support among Republicans holds steady at 87 percent.

The State Department released yet another environmental impact review last week that once again failed to find fault with the pipeline on environmental grounds, and Canada’s natural resources minister is losing patience with the extended charade:

“Why then all the fuss? Why the demonstrations and movie stars chaining themselves to the White House gate,” Oliver said in prepared remarks for a Tuesday speech in Chicago, where he met with President Obama’s former chief of staff and current Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

“The answer is that some environmental and other groups see this as a symbolic issue in their larger battle against the development of hydrocarbons and specifically the oil sands. In a democratic society, they are entitled to their views, but not to take liberties with the truth. The stakes are high for Canada and, I suggest, the U.S. as well,” he said. …

“There are important complementary interests here: America needs oil and Canada has an abundance of it. It only makes sense to work together toward our common goals of improving the environment, growing the economy and strengthening our common security,” he said.


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Paging Darryl….

cmsinaz on March 5, 2013 at 4:03 PM

More oil pipeline in general is needed bcs here in North Dakota our roads are getting the living $hit hammered out of them & oil’s discounted immediately bcs of lack of pipeline.
Everybody, including Mother Fracking Gaia, will benefit from pipeline.
These people protesting this $hit are nothing but ignorant a-holes &/or communist activists.

Badger40 on March 5, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Yep, most Americans are still just fine with the Keystone pipeline

Most people aren’t communist enviro-climate fanatics.

darwin on March 5, 2013 at 4:05 PM

In a democratic society, they are entitled to their views, but not to take liberties with the truth.

And since America is not, no one’s opinions matter on this subject.
As long as the law is satisfied & there is no scientific reason to stop it, pipeline needs to happen.

Badger40 on March 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

People support the pipeline, but do not understand that Emperor Obama is blocking it. They probably think the Republicans are blocking it.

TarheelBen on March 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Poll: Yep, most Americans are still just fine with the Keystone pipeline

Obama does not care for MOST Americans

Jabberwock on March 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Perhaps the eco-radicals were hoping that their extended and obstreperous

It is about time the placid majority became the obstreperous majority and thanks for the addition to my vocabulary.

fourdeucer on March 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM

Jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs….

wash, rinse, repeat.

Logus on March 5, 2013 at 4:14 PM

I really don’t care what MOST people think, I care what IMPORTANT people think, people like James Hansen…as a “practical conservative” I propose we compromise, we’ll build the pipeline, BUT not run any oil thru it….Thus we have the stimulative effect, without the environmental damage.

That’s Practical Conservatism at work folkz…..

JFKY on March 5, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Enough already. Make this happen already.

Throat Wobbler Mangrove on March 5, 2013 at 4:19 PM

bcs here in North Dakota our roads are getting the living $hit hammered out of them & oil’s discounted immediately bcs of lack of pipeline

The road problem is part of doing business in an oil state. You guys are lucky. We all have benefited from the learning curve Oklahoma and Texas went through. We are still doing without some road improvement; most of our through highways are turnpikes because we don’t have the population and tax base to support them. We are still capping wells and returning land to its original condition at no cost to the taxpayer and voluntarily. We aren’t repeating our mistakes. Look up OERB on google.

Old Country Boy on March 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Ogabe works for his ChiCom employers, not “most” “Americans.

Archivarix on March 5, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Poll: Yep, most Americans are still just fine with the Keystone pipeline

Obama does not care for MOST Americans

Jabberwock on March 5, 2013 at 4:09 PM

It’s not HIS fault most Americans are ignorant bible and gun clinging hillbillies who don’t think they should have to pay 8 bucks a gallon for gasoline like their enlightened betters in Europe.

But once the Department of Education is fully armed, that will change.

Lily on March 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

TarheelBen on March 5, 2013 at 4:06 PM

One word – The Filibuster.

antisocial on March 5, 2013 at 4:33 PM

Bbbbbbbut, what about Warren Buffet’s railroad?

bw222 on March 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Unfortunately we have become a country where the smallest minority can delay/curtail anything.

bw222 on March 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM

At NRO, Stanley Kurtz is on Part 2 of a three-part series discussing how green fascists are working overtime convincing millenials that our country’s energy providers are Satan. Sadly, it appears to be working. Kurtz’s first two pieces are enough to make me want to puke over how so many people are succeeding at undermining our country.

BuckeyeSam on March 5, 2013 at 4:37 PM

Poll: Yep, most Americans are still just fine with the Keystone pipeline

…well!…we can’t have that!

KOOLAID2 on March 5, 2013 at 8:28 PM