Gallup: Nuke power support hits all-time high

So, this one must be particularly perplexing to people in Vermont, who decided a couple of months back to close the state's aging Yankee nuclear power plant. (It was scheduled to be retired in 2012, and that's what they are doing, even though it's not really clear where the state will make up the gap.

So, this one must be particularly perplexing to people in Vermont, who decided a couple of months back to close the state's aging Yankee nuclear power plant. (It was scheduled to be retired in 2012, and that's what they are doing, even though it's not really clear where the state will make up the gap.)

The Gallup polling organization is reporting this morning that 62 percent of American's support the use of nuclear power as a way of providing electricity for the United States. The percentage of Americans supporting nuclear power as an electricity generating alternative generally is around 60 percent, according to Gallup.

Approximately 28 percent of Americans "strongly favor" nuclear power generation, which also is the highest ever reported.

Ironically, given President Obama's recent call for more nuclear power plants, it is Republicans who continue to favor this method more, according to Gallup.

Is this the next political battleground?

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