Lukewarm reception to summer sales of higher-ethanol gas

Source: By Morning Consult • Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Biden administration announced last week it would suspend federal restrictions on sales of higher-ethanol blend gasoline this summer in an effort to reduce gas prices, though the move was met with lukewarm reception from voters, according to a new Morning Consult/Politico survey. The results show 42% of registered voters support allowing summertime sales of higher-ethanol blend gas, with the distinction that the special blends could lower prices but may also increase smog in warmer weather. About 1 in 3 voters opposed the Biden administration’s move. At 49%, Democrats were slightly more likely to support allowing summer sales of higher-ethanol blend gasoline than independents (39%) and Republicans (36%).