More gas or electric cars?
Higher oil prices and pain at the gas pump does not seem to matter to most Americans when it comes their views on gasoline powered cars versus electric cars. In a Poll Position national scientific telephone survey, 58% of Americans said there will never be more electric cars than gas powered cars in the U.S., 26% said there will be, 15% did not have an opinion.
Politicians differed slightly on the question. Among Republicans, 71% said there would never be more electric cars than gas powered cars, 19% said there would be, 10% had no opinion. Democrats agreed but with more narrow margins, 42% said there would not be more electric cars, 36% said there would be, 21% had no opinion. Independents were more in line with Republicans with 60% saying there would never be more electric cars than gas powered cars, 25% said there will be, 16% offered no opinion.
Poll Position’s scientific telephone survey of 1,220 registered voters nationwide was conducted November 19, 2011 and has a margin of error of ±3%. Poll results are weighted to be a representative sampling of all American adults.
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