Public Resource
Poll: Two in Three Blame Oil Companies for Rising Gas Prices
Maryann Cousens. Navigator
Voters rank oil and gas as the country’s greediest industry, and continue to blame oil and gas companies more than anyone else for high gas prices. 56% of voters have unfavorable opinions of oil and gas companies, while just 34% feel favorably about them. Voters feel almost as negatively about oil and gas companies as they do about pharmaceutical companies (34% favorable / 59% unfavorable). Importantly, while negativity toward the oil and gas industry is driven by Democrats (26% favorable / 65% unfavorable), Republicans aren’t inclined to defend the industry either and are instead split evenly in their opinions (46% favorable / 45% unfavorable).