59% Believe Blocking Keystone Pipeline Has Led to Higher Gas Prices

Fifty-nine percent (59%) of voters believe that the Biden administration’s blocking of the Keystone pipeline project and another midwestern pipeline have caused gas prices. A Scott Rasmussen national survey found that 19% disagree and 23% are not sure.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans believe Biden’s policies have contributed to rising gas prices. That view is shared by 54% of Independents and 48% of Democrats.

Data released earlier showed that 40% of voters believe that rising gas prices are a bigger problem than climate change. Just 29% take the opposite view and see climate change as the bigger problem.

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Question 1:

The Biden administration has blocked the Keystone pipeline project and another midwestern pipeline. Have these actions caused gas prices to rise?

59%    Yes

19%    No

23%    Not sure

Question 2:

While seeking to limit U.S. oil production, the Biden administration is encouraging Russia and Arab nations to pump more oil. Do you favor or oppose this policy?

14%    Strongly favor

17%    Somewhat favor

19%    Somewhat oppose

27%    Strongly oppose

22%    Not sure


The survey of 1,200 Registered Voters was conducted online by Scott Rasmussen on November 29-30, 2021. Field work for the survey was conducted by RMG Research, Inc. Certain quotas were applied, and the sample was lightly weighted by geography, gender, age, race, education, internet usage, and political party to reasonably reflect the nation’s population of Registered Voters. Other variables were reviewed to ensure that the final sample is representative of that population.

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