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Only 43% of Americans support Keystone Pipeline
Lee Michaels - What now America  Apr 08, 2013

(Vancouver, Canada) A random telephone sample of 2,024 American citizens conducted between April 8-22, 2011 within the continent of the United States of America. The Margin of Error in this ROBBINS poll is 2.18%, 19 times out of 20 @ 95% confidence. This ROBBINS poll does not necessarily reflect an accurate break down of all political affiliation as some classifications are not provided. The response option “None of these” is intended to sequester those respondents who did not pick one of the other more traditional political response labels offered. This poll also does not necessarily reflect an accurate break down of affiliation to political labels offered across the United States or necessarily in the targeted areas of cities with populations over 250,000 nor does it necessarily reflect (at all) the political affiliation composition or opinion of those Americans residing in cities or towns with populations under 250,000.
NB A hint at how to follow media - anytime any pollster or journalist comes on and describes someone or some groups work as being - "respected" "well respected" "blue ribbon" "everyone agrees" - the story is marketing - not reporting. Any time anyone uses the word of course - they've blinked - there is something you aren't being told.

Question #1
If an election for President of the United States were held tomorrow would you vote for Barack Obama for President?
Yes    50.95 %
No    40.05 %
Question #2
Do you approve or disapprove of the work that Hillary Clinton has done as U.S. Secretary of State?
Approve    46.17 %
Disapprove    34.83 %
Question #3
The United States “State Department will decide whether to approve construction of a 1,700 mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Texas Gulf Course”. A New York Times article titled “No to a New Tar Sands Pipeline” cites the “environmental risks” as “enormous” including the possibility of pipeline leaks in the United States and the use of massive amounts of scarce fresh water to produce each barrel of oil - oil described by one opponent of the pipeline as “82% dirtier” than “traditional oil”. Proponents of the 7 billion dollar pipeline insist that if approved the pipeline would bring “more high paying jobs” that the United States desperately needs and would ultimately “strengthen the United States energy and economic security” What is your opinion?
I say Yes; build the oil pipeline from Canada to Texas    42.78 %
I say No; do not build the oil pipeline from Canada to Texas    48.51 %
Commentary
This ROBBINS survey of Americans includes only those citizens of the United States residing in cities with populations over 250,000 persons. Respondents were classified into three categories of political affiliation including Conservatives (32%), Independent (21%), Liberal (28%), None of these (19%).
U.S. President Barack Obama scores (55.9%) decided ‘voter’ support if an election “were held tomorrow” while Hillary Clinton secures (57%) decided approval with a higher Undecided rate attached. Both Democrats achieve their support to varying degrees from each of the political affiliations with Secretary of State Clinton scoring better with Conservatives and President Obama scoring better with Liberals, Independents and the None of These- pool of respondents.
Secretary of State Clinton scores (26%) support from Conservative respondents, (52%) from Independents, (67%) from Liberals and (43%) from the None of these pool of respondents. In some contrast Barack Obama receives (17%) from Conservatives, (55%) from Independents, (79%) from Liberals, and (59%) from None of These.
On question 3 - the Oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.
Respondents who described themselves as “Conservative” selected 1. “Yes” (82%).
Respondents who described themselves as “Independent” selected 2. “No” (59%).
Respondents who described themselves as “Liberal” selected 2. “No” (72%).
Respondents who described themselves as “None of These” selected “No” (64%).
Conservative respondents reflected the lowest Undecided (3%), while None of These reflected the highest Undecided (12%), with Independent and Liberals reflecting slightly less than (8%) Undecided.
The Obama administration has some interesting political dilemmas confronting it - including a foreign policy decision relating to a proposed oil pipeline from Alberta-Canada to Texas-United States.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is responsible for speaking to the matter of the Oil pipeline from Canada to Texas, is more popular with Conservatives than President Obama is. Conservatives want the pipeline. However, President Obama is more popular with Liberals and Independents than Secretary of State Clinton is, with a clear majority of those Liberals, Independents and None of These category of respondents being opposed to the Oil pipeline.
We believe it is fair from the outcome of this ROBBINS survey to conclude that in cities with populations over 250,000, U.S. those U.S. citizens who are Conservative, in a clear majority currently support the pipeline from Alberta-Canada to Texas-United States, while Liberals in a clear majority and others in those same city profiles in a clear but less substantial majority will be opposed to a the pipeline.

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