Newly released polling shows that Americans trust Republicans more when it comes to energy.
The polling comes as gas prices have soared in the last year, and the world is dealing with an energy crisis. On top of that, President Joe Biden has fought against domestic drilling while calling on foreign powers to put more oil into the market.
Rasmussen Reports released the data, which showed that Americans trust Republicans twice as much as Democrats on the energy.
“With gasoline prices still near an all-time high, voters want the government to boost domestic production, and trust Republicans more than Democrats by more than 2-to-1 on the issue,” the group said. “A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 71% of Likely U.S. voters believe the U.S. government should encourage increased oil and gas production to reduce America’s dependence on foreign sources of oil and gas. Only 19% oppose a policy of encouraging U.S. energy independence, while 10% are not sure. These findings are nearly unchanged since March.”