The poll also finds 64 percent of Americans believe drilling will bring down the price of gasoline.
This should come as welcome news to John McCain who will be making a formal call for increasing energy exploration off our coastlines, by way of lifting existing oil moratoriums, in a Texas speech late this afternoon.
He's also got a new energy ad up, touting how he's "stood up" to President Bush on global warming.
Here's the script.
ANNCR: John McCain stood up to the President and sounded the alarm on global warming … five years ago.
Today, he has a realistic plan that will curb greenhouse gas emissions.
A plan that will help grow our economy and protect our environment.
Reform. Prosperity. Peace. John McCain.
JOHN MCCAIN: I’m John McCain and I approve this message.