API polling in Pennsylvania, Ohio shows strong oil and gas industry support

8/20/2020

WASHINGTON – While the first of two party conventions was underway on Aug. 20, API Pennsylvania released new polling conducted by Morning Consult showing more than 90 percent of Pennsylvania voters value American energy security and affordability and believe it is important for the U.S. not to rely on foreign energy sources. The polling also shows six in 10 registered voters in the battleground state would be more likely to vote for candidates who support access to natural gas and oil produced in the U.S.

“As the second largest natural gas producer in the country, Pennsylvania is at the forefront of America’s energy debate,” API Pennsylvania Executive Director Stephanie Catarino Wissman said. “Voters in this important swing state will support candidates who want to grow, rather than hinder, U.S. energy leadership and ensure Pennsylvania families continue to have access to affordable, reliable energy. Policies to restrict development and jeopardize good-paying jobs in our industry – including many union jobs – are out of step with the priorities of Pennsylvania voters and would turn back the clock on U.S. energy progress.”

A similar poll conducted in Ohio by Morning Consult showing approximately seven in 10 Ohio voters would be more likely to vote for candidates who support access to natural gas and oil produced in the U.S. The polling also shows an overwhelming majority of Ohio voters value American energy security and affordability and believe it is important for the U.S. not to rely on foreign energy sources.

“As one of the country’s top producers of natural gas, Ohio voters know firsthand the essential role our industry plays in driving economic growth, keeping energy costs low and protecting national security,” API Ohio Executive Director Chris Zeigler said. “It is clear a majority of Ohio voters want to support candidates who will strengthen, not undercut, U.S. energy leadership and ensure Ohio families have access to reliable, affordable energy. Policies to restrict development and jeopardize good-paying jobs in our industry – including many union jobs – are out of step with the priorities of Ohio voters and would turn back the clock on U.S. energy progress.”

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