With Keystone XL back in the news after the pipeline bill failed to pass the Senate, I pulled up the latest UT Energy Poll data to a look at what we know about public opinion on the topic*. While we have not directly asked about attitudes on Keystone itself, we do have data on the decision with regard to voting behavior.

More likely to vote for a candidate who supports approving construction of the Keystone XL pipeline

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In total, 46% of Americans say they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supports approval of Keystone and 18% say they would be less likely. This is up from 41% six months ago.

Of course, Keystone isn’t even North America’s biggest oil-sands pipeline project anymore and Energy East would bypass the need for U.S. approval.

* Sample includes 2,105 U.S. residents aged 18+ and weighted to reflect US Census demographics. Methodology