With gasoline prices on the rise, one might think that more Americans are warming to the idea of new mandates for the use of ethanol. But while many don’t mind the market determining the fuel’s future, a new poll by the National Center for Public Policy Research shows widespread opposition to Congressional meddling. Comments spokesman, Casey Lartigue: “Our poll found that 41% of Americans want Congress to repeal the corn ethanol mandate entirely, while 35% want Congress to repeal the law it passed just last December. Even in the farm belt, the survey found a majority want to change the mandated ethanol policy, principally because of rising food costs which many link to a diversion of crops like corn and soybeans.”

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