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October 25, 2014

Strong Majority Support Construction of Keystone Pipeline

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that a strong majority — 65% — favor the idea of constructing the Keystone Pipeline between the U.S. and Canada.

Washington Post: “The findings also show that the public thinks the massive project … will produce significant economic benefits. Eighty-five percent say the pipeline would create a significant number of jobs, with 62% saying they “strongly” believed that to be the case.”

“At the same time, nearly half of those interviewed — 47 percent — say they think Keystone will pose a significant risk to the environment.”

“Perceptions about the pipeline’s economic upside and environmental risk are closely tied to support for its construction. More than seven in 10 of those who perceive a jobs benefit approve of the pipeline, while those who sense environmental risk are divided: 45% say the pipeline should be approved, while 43% say it should not.”

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