Now more than ever the Keystone XL pipeline should be a no-brainer, and even a majority of Democrats favor building it. So what on earth is the idiot in the White House waiting for? Is he really that beholden by the environmental extremists in his party?
Fifty-six percent of conservative or moderate Democrats approve of the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, according to a new survey.
A Pew Research poll released Wednesday shows the deep divide within the Democratic party about a pipeline that is projected to carry 830,000 barrels of oil a day into the United States from Canada if approved. Overall, 49 percent of Democrats favor construction, while 38 percent oppose it.
Only 32 percent of conservative to moderate Democrats oppose the pipeline while 12 percent are unsure. Forty-six percent of liberal Democrats oppose construction of the pipeline, compared to 40 percent who support it.
The survey finds divides in the party based on age, sex, education and income.
Liberal Democrats are such a distinct minority in this country, yet we’re held hostage by them at every turn. Perhaps it’s time for a revolt at the ballot box this November. If the Republicans are thinking clearly, always a huge if, there are inroads to be had among the voters:
Young Democrats aged 18-29 are the most like to favor construction, at 55 percent. Fifty percent of those over 50 approve, while 45 percent of people aged 30-49 approve.
The survey shows little change in overall approval among all Americans. Sixty-one percent of people favor construction, while 27 percent oppose it. A Pew poll last year found 66 percent approved of construction. And a Washington Post-ABC News poll earlier this month found 65 percent approve it.
Among Republicans, 84 percent favor construction, while 9 percent oppose it. Among independents, 61 percent approve, while 29 percent disapprove.
Of course since Obama hates this country and will do anything to divide us, expect him to issue a veto any day now.