Florida sportsmen want the Gulf restored and believe British Petroleum should be held accountable for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, according to a poll from the National Wildlife Federation.
The 81 percent of sportsmen who share this opinion is an overwhelming majority, said Jay Liles of the Florida Wildlife Federation.
"Hunters and fishers are listening and they know what happened at the Gulf and they know how damaging it was," Liles said.
The RESTORE Act dedicates 80 percent of the Clean Water Act fines collected from BP to restoring the Gulf Coast.
The poll also founda majority of sportsmen believe the RESTORE Act funds should be dedicated to restoring the fish and wildlife habitat - and not for building roads and infrastructure.
The poll from NWF also found that two out of every three sportsmen polled believe there is a moral responsibility to confront global warming, and even more say the United States should reduce carbon emissions.
"Most people think we're heading in the right direction, but in fact we're going backward in some of our environmental protections, so we need to have politicians talking about what they intend to do to help protect our environment," Liles said.
The poll is available at nwf.org.