Q: Thinking about the Obama presidency that started in 2009, how much progress do you think has been made in making the United States more energy independent?

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The Washington Post poll

In this poll:

The American public is firmly behind the keystone pipeline, seeing plenty of upside in potential jobs and limited environmental downside. Nearly six in 10 saying the U.S. goverment should approve the project. The wide acceptance of the pipeline is rooted in the fact that 83 percent believe it wil create a significnat number of jobs. Nearly half think it will not cause significant damage to the environment.

This Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone June 14 to 17, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,002 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. Results for the full sample have a 3.5 point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by PSRAI of Princeton, New Jersey.