Seventy-four percent of voters believe “now is not the time for politicians in Washington to raise energy taxes,” according to a new Harris Interactive poll the American Petroleum Institute (API) commissioned.

The poll of 1,000 registered voters, 92 percent of whom voted in the last presidential election, took place from March 8 to March 17, weeks after President Barack Obama proposed in his State of the Union Address that “we use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an Energy Security Trust that will drive new research and technology to shift our cars and trucks off oil for good.”