It is no surprise that gulf coast residents sharply oppose the Obama Administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling.
In an ABC News / Washington Post poll about the oil spill, it was found that gulf coast residents opposed the drilling ban 60% to 38%. The poll also found that 75% of residents in gulf coast counties were negatively affected by the oil spill.
The news here is not that residents so sharply oppose the drilling ban – that was obvious from the start. It’s that the Obama Administration is defying the courts to enact a ban that has been deemed “unnecessary” despite the residents sharp opposition.
Much like Obama’s showdown against Arizona’s popular illegal immigration law, he is going to experience more backlash due to his eagerness to go against the public.