60% of Floridians now favor offshore drilling, poll says

09/16/2008 | Bloomberg

After decades of opposing offshore drilling off the state's coast, the majority of Floridians now favor offshore drilling, according to several polls conducted this summer. Feeling the crunch at the pump, Sunshine State residents increasingly agree with those who advocate expanded drilling as a way to contain energy prices even as the U.S. government warns it will have little impact on supply and demand. "Drilling? At $3.64 a gallon, I'm all for it," said one Floridian.

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