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Support for the pipeline had been increasing both in Congress and among voters, though it remains to be seen whether that support erodes because of what’s happened in Arkansas.

A March 28 Rasmussen survey found that 58 percent likely U.S. voters support building the pipeline, while just 26 percent are opposed to it. The poll also reported that, despite the demonstrations and protests of the environmental movement, the real passion lies on the pro-Keystone side of the debate.

One-third of likely voters “strongly favor” building the pipeline, while just 12 percent “strongly oppose” it, the survey shows.