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New Polling Finds that a Majority of Voters in Many States Support American 'Energy Leadership'

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Statement from API Ohio's executive director, Chris Zeigler (:56)

(ZEIGLER):
"NEW POLLING FROM 'MORNING CONSULT' SHOWS THAT SEVEN-OUT-OF-10 VOTERS--THROUGHOUT OHIO--WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS THAT'S PRODUCED IN THE U-S.  THIS INCLUDES A STRONG MAJORITY OF BOTH DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS.  ALSO, A FULL 92-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S VOTERS BELIEVE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRODUCE ENOUGH ENERGY--SO THAT THE U-S ISN'T AS RELIANT ON OTHER COUNTRIES.  AS ONE OF THE NATION'S TOP PRODUCERS OF NATURAL GAS, OHIOANS KNOW FIRSTHAND THE ESSENTIAL ROLE THAT OUR INDUSTRY PLAYS--IN DRIVING AMERICA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY, KEEPING ENERGY-COSTS LOW, AND PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY.  IT'S CLEAR THAT A MAJORITY OF THE STATE'S VOTERS WANT TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO WILL STRENGTHEN AMERICA'S ENERGY-LEADERSHIP--AND TO ENSURE THAT 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 OHIOANS, AND WOULD TURN BACK THE CLOCK ON AMERICA'S ENERGY-PROGRESS."

Statement from API Pennsylvania's executive director, Stephanie Catarino Wissman (1:00)

(WISSMAN):
"NEW POLLING FROM 'MORNING CONSULT' SHOWS THAT THREE-OUT-OF-FIVE VOTERS--THROUGHOUT PENNSYLVANIA--WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS THAT'S PRODUCED IN THE U-S.  THIS INCLUDES A PLURALITY OF DEMOCRATS, INDEPENDENTS, AND REPUBLICANS.  ALSO, A FULL 93-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S VOTERS BELIEVE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRODUCE ENOUGH ENERGY--SO THAT THE U-S ISN'T AS RELIANT ON OTHER COUNTRIES.  AS THE NATION'S SECOND-LARGEST PRODUCER OF NATURAL GAS, PENNSYLVANIA IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE ENERGY-DEBATE:  VOTERS IN THIS IMPORTANT SWING-STATE WILL SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO GROW AMERICA'S ENERGY-LEADERSHIP--AND TO ENSURE THAT 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 PENNSYLVANIANS, AND WOULD TURN BACK THE CLOCK ON AMERICA'S ENERGY-PROGRESS."

Statement from the American Petroleum Institute's president and CEO, Mike Sommers, regarding Michigan (1:05)

(SOMMERS--MICHIGAN BITE):
"NEW POLLING BY 'MORNING CONSULT' FOUND THAT THREE-OUT-OF-FIVE VOTERS--THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN--WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS THAT'S PRODUCED IN THE U-S.  THIS INCLUDES A MAJORITY OF BOTH DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS.  ALSO, A FULL 94-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S VOTERS BELIEVE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRODUCE ENOUGH ENERGY--SO THAT THE U-S ISN'T AS RELIANT ON OTHER COUNTRIES FOR OIL.  AS WE APPROACH THIS YEAR'S ELECTION, IT'S CLEAR THAT MOST MICHIGAN-VOTERS SUPPORT THE CRITICAL ROLE THAT THE NATURAL-GAS- AND OIL-INDUSTRY PLAYS--IN DRIVING AMERICA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY, KEEPING ENERGY-COSTS LOW, AND PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY.  AMERICAN ENERGY-LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN A PRIORITY FOR EVERY ONE OF OUR LAST SEVEN PRESIDENTS--DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, ALIKE.  AND, THIS POLLING SHOWS THAT VOTERS--THROUGHOUT THE STATE--WANT TO SEE THIS TREND CONTINUE.  PROPOSALS TO BAN PRODUCTION ARE OUT-OF-STEP WITH THIS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR AN ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY-APPROACH--AND WOULD SEND AMERICA BACK TO THE DAYS OF RELYING ON FOREIGN ENERGY."

Statement from the American Petroleum Institute's president and CEO, Mike Sommers, regarding New Mexico (1:04)

(SOMMERS--NEW MEXICO BITE):
"NEW POLLING BY 'MORNING CONSULT' FOUND THAT THREE-OUT-OF-FIVE VOTERS--THROUGHOUT NEW MEXICO--WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS THAT'S PRODUCED IN THE U-S.  THIS INCLUDES TWO-THIRDS OF INDEPENDENTS.  ALSO, A FULL 95-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S VOTERS BELIEVE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRODUCE ENOUGH ENERGY--SO THAT THE U-S ISN'T AS RELIANT ON OTHER COUNTRIES FOR OIL.  AS WE APPROACH THIS YEAR'S ELECTION, IT'S CLEAR THAT MOST NEW MEXICANS SUPPORT THE CRITICAL ROLE THAT THE NATURAL-GAS- AND OIL-INDUSTRY PLAYS--IN DRIVING AMERICA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY, KEEPING ENERGY-COSTS LOW, AND PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY.  AMERICAN ENERGY-LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN A PRIORITY OF EVERY ONE OF OUR LAST SEVEN PRESIDENTS--DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, ALIKE.  AND, THIS POLLING SHOWS THAT VOTERS--THROUGHOUT THE STATE--WANT TO SEE THIS TREND CONTINUE.  PROPOSALS TO BAN PRODUCTION ARE OUT-OF-STEP WITH THIS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR AN ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY-APPROACH--AND WOULD SEND AMERICA BACK TO THE DAYS OF RELYING ON FOREIGN ENERGY."

Statement from the American Petroleum Institute's president and CEO, Mike Sommers, regarding Texas (1:04)

(SOMMERS--TEXAS BITE):
"NEW POLLING FROM 'MORNING CONSULT' FOUND THAT SEVEN-OUT-OF-10 VOTERS--THROUGHOUT TEXAS--WOULD BE MORE LIKELY TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS ACCESS TO OIL AND GAS THAT'S PRODUCED IN THE U-S.  THIS INCLUDES A STRONG MAJORITY OF BOTH DEMOCRATS AND INDEPENDENTS.  ALSO, A FULL 94-PERCENT OF THE STATE'S VOTERS BELIEVE THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO PRODUCE ENOUGH ENERGY--SO THAT THE U-S ISN'T AS RELIANT ON OTHER COUNTRIES FOR OIL AND GAS.  AS WE APPROACH THIS YEAR'S ELECTION, IT'S CLEAR THAT MOST TEXANS SUPPORT THE CRITICAL ROLE THAT THE NATURAL-GAS- AND OIL-INDUSTRY PLAYS--IN DRIVING AMERICA'S ECONOMIC RECOVERY, KEEPING ENERGY-COSTS LOW, AND PROTECTING NATIONAL SECURITY.  AMERICAN ENERGY-LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN A PRIORITY TO EVERY ONE OF OUR LAST SEVEN PRESIDENTS--DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, ALIKE.  AND, THIS POLLING SHOWS THAT TEXAS-VOTERS WANT TO SEE THIS TREND CONTINUE.  PROPOSALS TO BAN PRODUCTION ARE OUT-OF-STEP WITH THIS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR AN ALL-OF-THE-ABOVE ENERGY-APPROACH--AND WOULD SEND AMERICA BACK TO THE DAYS OF RELYING ON FOREIGN ENERGY-SOURCES."

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