We are starting to wake up and realize that we can't continue to go off shore for our oil needs.

As time goes on, more and more Americans are taking a stand against continued off shore drilling for oil.

Here is a poll from CBS news done this past week.


June 4, 2010 6:30 PM
Poll: Majority Now Opposes More Offshore Drilling
Posted by Brian Montopoli 165 comments .

CBS News Poll analysis by the CBS News Polling Unit: Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto.


With oil continuing to stream into the Gulf, a majority of Americans - 51 percent -- say the costs and risks of increased offshore drilling are too great, according to a new CBS News poll.

That's ten points higher than one month ago and an increase of 23 points from a poll taken in August 2008, when Republican rallies regularly broke out in chants of "drill, baby, drill."

In the new poll, 40 percent said they favor increased offshore drilling. That's a drop of five points from last week and 22 points from August 2008.

Most Americans believe that BP will ultimately be successful in stopping the flow of oil - 56 percent say yes, while 29 percent say no. They do not, however, expect it to happen anytime soon.


Hopefully, we will start taking a closer look at conservation as opposed to more drilling for oil.