August 18, 2008

Political Heat

77%

Energy policy is a very important issue for 77% of voters.

With oil prices and the cost of gas continuing to rise to new heights, voters have become dramatically more concerned about energy policy in this year’s presidential campaign. In October 2004, 54% said energy would be a very important issue in their vote; according to a late May Pew Research survey, 77% now say energy is very important. More voters now say energy is very important to their vote than cite Iraq (72%) or terrorism (68%). Read More