By a nearly two-to-one margin, a majority of Americans think the government should approve of building the Keystone XL pipeline, according to a new Gallup poll Thursday.
More than half of adults, 57 percent, believe the government should give the green light on the politically divisive project, while 29 percent think it shouldn’t. Fourteen percent said they had no opinion on the matter.
Support for the Canada-to-Texas pipeline is significantly higher among Republicans than Democrats – 81 percent of GOPers said the government should approve of building it, compared to just 51 percent of independents and 44 percent of Democrats who said the same.
Americans in the Midwest and southern regions of the country, where the proposed pipeline would travel through, were the most likely to think positively of building the pipeline — 68 percent of Midwesterners and 61 percent of southerners – while 52 percent of Americans on the west coast and 48 percent on the east coast gave the thumbs-up.