A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 31% believe reducing energy consumption is more important.
It’s important to note, however, that the question does not specify what form these new sources of energy take. However, 65% of voters think investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar is a better long-term investment for America than investing in fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal. Twenty-four percent (24%) feel fossil fuels are the better long-term investment. There has been little change in these numbers since the first of the year.
With conflicting news reports continuing about the extent of damage caused by the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, support for offshore oil drilling has tied its highest level of support since the Gulf oil leak began. Similarly, support for deepwater drilling like that which caused the incident in the Gulf is up to 55%.