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Press Photo by Katherine Grandstrand Karlee Zach of Riverton, Wyo., fills up her vehicle at Simonson’s North gas station in Dickinson on Sept. 17. Gas prices have gone up in the last four months and Americans want lower prices over exports, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Poll says Americans want savings at the pump over oil exports: Citizens want US oil kept in country to lower gas prices

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NEW YORK — The number of Americans who believe U.S. oil should be kept on U.S. soil to lower gasoline prices rose in the last four months, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Some 77 percent of respondents support export restrictions if that will help them save at the pump, showing how oil producers have failed to gain popular support to end a decades-old export ban. Only 69 percent thought so in a similar poll in November.

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