About the Problem

The U.S. is too dependent on foreign oil.



About the Policy

Increase the federal gas tax with all the revenues split in three equal proportions to: 1) reduce personal income taxes, 2) reduce the federal deficit and 3) provide additional funding for the Highway Trust Fund. This idea is included in the infrastructure section, but an increase in the gas tax would also enhance energy security by increasing the cost of oil-based fuels, which would accelerate the transition to other transportation fuels.

Public Support

63% of All Polled
73% of Democrats
56% of Republicans
59% of Independents

Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%