In a new survey conducted by Opinion Research Corporation, 78 percent of Americans from across the political spectrum favor raising fuel economy
standards to 40 mpg. The results range from 70 percent of Republicans to 84 percent of Democrats in favor. The study also shows 45 percent of respondents are more likely to buy a more fuel efficient
vehicle such as a hybrid
for their next purchase than they were six months ago.
Most Americans also feel the lull in gas prices
are only temporary and will soon take off again. A strong 78 percent of Americans also felt that Congress and the President would be doing the Detroit automakers a favor by raising CAFE standards. Detroit could definitely use some tough love on this count and should be working on bringing their more efficient European and Asian cars to the US market.