So our local news station has a poll:
As of 7pm, with 471 responses, it was 89.2% yes. Unbe-freakin'-lievable.
There are many things wrong with this poll. First and foremost is that OIL IS NOT TRAPPED UNDERGROUND IN WISCONSIN. Sure, if you drill in Wisconsin, then steer the drill underground some 3,000 miles into the gulf of mexico - you may strike oil. But not here. The other important connection is that drilling does not have an immediate impact on gas prices. The well has to produce oil, which must be shipped to a refinery, the gasoline then shipped to distributors. And other stuff, too.
There was a great post about why being a geologist is important over at NewsObserver.com. I'm going to have to use both of these items in my class this semester. If you're interested, go on over and crash the poll if you're interested.
Here's a more direct link to the poll itself. With 507 responses, it appears that only 1 in 10 respondents understand anything about geology.