Bloomberg by the Numbers: 56%

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Three sections of pipe sit on the ground during construction of the Gulf Coast Project pipeline in Atoka, Oklahoma.

That’s the share of Americans who support building the Keystone XL pipeline as “an opportunity to improve U.S. energy security,” according to a Bloomberg National Poll.

About 35 percent oppose the pipeline, saying it’s a “potential threat to the environment from oil spills or greenhouse gas emissions,” according to the poll.

Even as the pipeline enjoys majority support, 58 percent say that the U.S. should require Canada to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as a condition for approval. Thirty-two percent oppose that requirement.

For more information about the survey and the pipeline’s status, see Jim Snyder’s story here.

The Bloomberg National Poll was conducted Dec. 6-9 by Selzer & Co. of Des Moines, Iowa, and has a statistical margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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