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Poll: After BP explosion 44% want ban offshore drilling near Fla, 44% don't

Deepwater%20Horizon As the Deepwater Horizon disaster threatens Florida's shores, state voters are growing more opposed to offshore oil drilling and now are evenly divided about whether to amend the state Constitution to ban the practice, according to a new St. Petersburg Times/Miami Herald/Bay News 9 poll.

The poll shows 44 percent of Florida voters support a constitutional ban and 44 percent oppose it, according to the Ipsos Public Affairs survey. The poll has a 4-percentage-point error margin.

(story here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:39am]


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