MEDIA FAIL! New Poll Shows 70% of Americans Favor Increased Oil, Gas Production

March 9th, 2022 8:55 AM

Elon MuskA new poll obliterated the liberal media’s attempts to hypnotize Americans into believing that a leftist green agenda is preferable to lower gas prices and U.S. energy independence. But to the horror of Al Gore superfans and radical environmentalists, the eco-brainwashing does not seem to have worked on the American people. 

A recent poll by Rasmussen Reports revealed that a whopping 70 percent of likely voters favor increasing U.S. oil and gas production to discourage dependence on foreign energy imports. Only “18% oppose a policy of encouraging U.S. energy independence,” according to Rasmussen. The Washington Post claimed that buying an electric vehicle is one of the best ways to help the environment because gas-powered cars are “wasteful” and “bad for the environment.” The poll surveyed 1,000 “U.S. Likely Voters” and took place on March 3 and 6. 

ABC World News Tonight, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News totally ignored the poll during their March 7 evening shows. 

The Washington Post and other liberal outlets, like Bloomberg News, have repeatedly called for Americans to ditch gas-powered cars for so-called eco-friendly alternatives, like electric vehicles. Post opinion columnist Catherine Rampell even said the quiet part out loud in a Feb. 10 op-ed: “In the long run, we want incentives that entice people to shift their behavior toward less greenhouse-gas-intensive technologies.” 

Tesla Motors CEO and founder Elon Musk, however, tweeted that soaring gas prices demands increased production: “Hate to say it, but we need to increase oil & gas output immediately. Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures.” Musk also conceded that producing more oil and gas might hurt his business: “Obviously, this would negatively affect Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions simply cannot react instantaneously to make up for Russian oil & gas exports.” 

Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg asserted differently during a Clean Transit event on March 7. Harris opined: “Imagine a future” where the freight trucks and vehicles that support the economy “produced zero emissions.” Buttigieg absurdly claimed at the same event that Americans from “rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV.” 

Does it matter to leftists that the average cost of an electric vehicle in April 2021 was $51,532, according to The average American household in 2021 was $79,900, according to a Department of Housing and Urban Development report



It seems some don’t mind the cost of EVs. Talk show host and comedian Stephen Colbert gave a moralizing lecture to Americans about the morality of paying higher gas prices on March 7. He said: “A clean conscience is worth a buck or two.” He continued, “I’m willing to pay $4 a gallon. Hell, I’ll pay $15 a gallon because I drive a Tesla.” 



Conservatives are under attack. Contact ABC News (818) 460-7477, CBS News (212) 975-3247 and NBC News (212) 664-6192 and demand they report on Rasmussen’s poll and stop pretending that EVs will save Americans from high gas prices.