A new poll indicates that Republicans may have found a winning political issue on President Barack Obama’s decision to prevent construction of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The Hill
survey shows that 52 percent of likely voters oppose Obama’s decision, while 34 percent approve, and 14 percent aren’t sure.
Republicans and unions have argued that the pipeline would create badly needed jobs. A total of 75 percent of Republicans oppose Obama’s policy, as do 69 percent of conservatives. Among moderates, 51 percent disagree with the president’s decision. Among Democrats, 54 percent support Obama on Keystone, while 30 percent oppose him.
Meanwhile, 70 percent of likely Republican voters say presidential candidates should release their tax returns. Among conservatives, 66 percent feel that way, and among moderates, 77 percent want public tax returns.
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