A Partisan Divide In The Keystone Pipeline Debate

February 02, 2012, 9:00 PM GMT+0

The Obama Administration rejected the application by TransCanada to begin construction of the Keystone Pipeline project to bring crude oil to various parts of the United States, claiming it could not make a reasoned decision under the tight 60 day deadline imposed by Congress. The American public is conflicted about the pipeline in the latest Economist/YouGov Poll (Week of 1/21/2012), but there is a sizable partisan division. 

Nearly three in four GOP voters want the pipeline constructed. Just 20% of Democratic primary voters do. But more than a third of Democratic voters would consider constructing the pipeline after a review of its environmental impact. 

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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