It’s nearly impossible these days to find a topic on which the American people agree.

From society to politics to culture to religion, Americans of different political parties, ages and races have widely differing views.

Energy independence, however, isn’t one of those divisive issues.

According to a new poll from Convention of States Action and the Trafalgar Group, an astounding 77.3% of American voters believe that President Joe Biden should make increasing American energy production a priority.

And when you dive into the details of the poll the consensus of Americans is quite clear.

Among the 77% who want energy independence, 67% are Democrats, 78% are independents, and 89% are Republicans. Over 83% of 18-24-year-olds want energy independence. Three-quarters of American voters over 65 also agree.

Men and women want energy independence — over 75% for both genders. Additionally, vast majorities of all races believe Biden should prioritize increasing America’s energy output — Asian 85.3%; Black 63.2%; Hispanic: 68.3%; White: 80.6%.

The only people in America who don’t want to ramp up energy production in the wake of the Ukraine-Russia war are the bureaucrats, operatives, and politicians in the Biden administration.

One of Biden’s first acts as president was to kill the Keystone pipeline.

When asked about that decision earlier this month, White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to acknowledge that the president had made a bad move. Instead, she dismissed the idea that Keystone would alleviate the oil shortage and went so far as to claim that “federal policies are not limiting the supplies of oil and gas.”

This one doesn’t even pass the smell test. The Biden administration has clearly and overtly pushed for “clean energy” to replace fossil fuels, and it has backed up its rhetoric with action.

Early in his presidency, Biden signed an executive order directing the Interior secretary to halt new oil and gas leases and launch a thorough review of existing permits for fossil fuel development.

Last month, it announced it was again delaying decisions on new oil and gas leases.

Biden’s supporters have tried to defend the president by pointing to the drilling permits his administration has signed. But here’s the trouble: If Biden had signed enough permits to meet the current demand for oil, why have administration officials gone to Venezuela and Saudi Arabia, hat in hand, to ask that they increase production?

What’s more, the American people aren’t falling for the administration’s excuses.

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About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.