SurveyUSA conducted 10 separate, identical, simultaneous polls on the Keystone XL Pipeline, including one nationwide poll and 9 polls in 9 states for NextGen Climate Action. Results of the polls are here:
Across geographies, voters are concerned about the possibility that oil flowing through the Keystone XL Pipeline may not remain in America, and worry that foreign oil companies, some with connections to foreign governments, may have a say about where Keystone XL Pipeline oil ultimately ends up. Voters are concerned about who owns the tar sands where the oil originates, are concerned about whether a foreign or domestic entity is responsible for the maintenance of the Pipeline as is crosses American soil, and are concerned about how much of the oil stays in America once it is refined on America’s Gulf Coast. Voters are impatient with Senators who may have been persuaded to vote for the Pipeline by lobbyists with foreign ties. And voters are suspect of a US State Department study which may have had a faulty premise as its underpinning. Just as striking is how these findings cut across party lines. Consensus on key Pipeline policy is shared by liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, the less educated and the more educated, the less affluent and the more affluent.
Cell-phone respondents and home-phone respondents included in these 10 Separate Public Opinion Polls on the Keystone XL Pipeline. SurveyUSA interviewed a total of 5,500 USA registered voters 02/10/14 through 02/11/14, as follows: 1,000 registered voters from a nationally representative sample and 500 registered voters from each of the following 9 states: Alabama, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Respondents reachable on a home telephone were interviewed on their home telephone in the recorded voice of a professional announcer. Respondents not reachable on a home telephone were shown a questionnaire on their smartphone, tablet or other electronic device.