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POLL: Are Low Energy Concerns a Sign the GOP Deregulatory Agenda is Working?

Gallup found Americans' concerns regarding energy are at an 18-year low, a possible sign that deregulation pushed by the GOP has benefited the American public.

By NTK Staff | 04.02.2018 @10:00am
POLL: Are Low Energy Concerns a Sign the GOP Deregulatory Agenda is Working?

Americans’ concerns about the “availability and affordability of energy” are at an 18-year low, according to new polling by Gallup.

Twenty-five percent of Americans say they worry “a great deal” about the availability and affordability of energy — a new low in Gallup’s 18-year trend, though not substantially lower than the readings in 2003 and 2015 through 2017.

…No more than 32% in any of these subgroups [Democrats, environmentalists, etc.] is highly concerned about the energy situation.

Whether Democratic leaders would admit it or not, the deregulatory agenda pursued by the GOP-led Congress, and supported enthusiastically by the president, may have something to do with Americans’ record-low energy concerns.

It may also improve America’s standing in the world. NTK Network reported that, in February 2018, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicted the U.S. will overtake Russia as the top oil producer in the world by 2019.

Energy production and energy exports both factor in to the political capital countries have around the world, which may give the U.S. a further leg up on Russia as it seeks to push back on its Cold War rival’s influence in the Middle East, eastern Europe, and around the world.

NTK Network reported in January that oil production in the U.S. was reaching all-time highs, and that oil-friendly policies from the Trump administration played a role.

Some Democrats, meanwhile – particularly from the Bernie Sanders wing of the party – are pushing a $15-trillion, job-killing ‘100 percent renewable energy’ plan. The contrast is stark.

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