Wisconsinites like ethanol in the gasoline

The Wisconsin Corn Growers Association says a recent statewide opinion poll shows Badger State citizens support the use of ethanol in gasoline by a 2-to-1 margin.  The poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for WCGA surveyed 500 likely voters around the state.

They found 60 percent of individuals supported blending ethanol into gasoline versus 32 percent who oppose it.  The numbers were consistent across all demographic groups and all geographic regions of the state.

The biggest reason for the support is that ethanol comes from locally-grown corn and is good for the Wisconsin economy.  They also liked that it reduces our dependence on foreign oil and saves consumers money at the pump.

The poll also found that people have an overwhelmingly good feeling about the farmers who grow the corn giving them a positive rating of 70, on a scale of 1 – 100.   70% also agree that “compared to 30 years ago, farms that grow corn are more efficient with more product produced from the same land for less cost.”  Only 18% disagreed.

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