After learning about President Biden’s LNG moratorium, nearly 60 percent of voters disagree with the policy and 41 percent saying they would be less likely to vote for him because of it

PITTSBURGH, PA – A recently conducted statewide Pennsylvania poll identified 58 percent of Pennsylvania voters oppose President Joe Biden’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) export moratorium after learning more about it with 41 percent less likely to vote for him because of it. Notably, 57 percent of poll respondents were Democrat and Independent voters.

Pennsylvania is the second-largest natural gas-producing state, and suspending new LNG exports would threaten thousands of good-paying local jobs, according to 84 percent of voters surveyed. In addition, future natural gas exports could add billions of dollars to the U.S. economy and create as many as 453,000 American jobs.

After learning this, voters overwhelmingly rejected the LNG moratorium with 41 percent of respondents saying they are less likely to vote for President Biden in the 2024 general election. Only three percent listed climate change as the most important issue for Pennsylvania elected officials to focus on.

PEIA Spokesman Kurt Knaus said, “This poll demonstrates the fact Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly support an all-the-above clean energy approach. President Biden’s LNG moratorium stands in stark contrast with the view of the Commonwealth, with 68 percent of voters supporting increased investment in natural gas.” He continued, “LNG is cleaner than coal and lifts up our local economies, we must continue to export and invest in reliable energy resources.”

In addition, the poll found the Pennsylvania general election ballot is evenly split. When prompted who they would vote for if the general election were held today, 40 percent of respondents favored President Joe Biden and 39 percent favored former President Donald Trump.

The Axis Research poll conducted last week surveyed 601 Pennsylvania voters, with a majority of independent and democratic voters. Please see attached for the full polling deck here and polling analysis here.


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Axis Research conducted a poll of N=601 Pennsylvania voters from February 25th through February 27th, 2024. Respondents are representative of the electorate in terms of gender, age, ethnicity, political affiliation, and regional distribution across the state. The poll was conducted online through a blend of panels to eliminate any bias and have the greatest reach.

The margin of error on these results is +/- 4.1%.