Spill blowback

How support for offshore drilling has changed since the BP oil spill began April 20: Percent who favor expanded offshore oil and gas drilling in U.S. waters Feb. 3-9 May 6-9 June 16-20

Total

63% 54% 44% 74% 76% 63% 54% 41% 27%

Republicans

Democrats

Independents
53% 45%

66%

Source: Pew Research Center poll of 1,802 adults, June 16-20, 2010; margin of error: +/-3 percentage points (528 Republicans, +/-5.5 percentage points; 581 Democrats, +/-5; 596; Independents, +/-5) Graphic: Judy Treible © 2010 MCT

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