The opposition to offshore drilling in North Carolina has proven to be short lived.
As the threat of the oil spill in the Gulf recedes, support for drilling off the North Carolina coast grows, according to a new survey, Rob Christensen reports.
Tar Heel voters say they support offshore drilling by a 50 to 39 percent margin, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic leaning firm based in Raleigh.
North Carolina opinion has been on a bit of a roller coaster. Last month, at the height of the BP oil spill only 42 supported drilling and 46 percent opposed, according to the same polling firm.
Last April, before the spill, there was strong support for drilling, with 61 percent in favor and 26 percent opposed, according to PPP.
The survey of 624 likely voters was taken July 27-31 and had a margin of error of 3.9 percentage points.