What's really amazing to me about this set of recent poll results is 1) how broad the support among Americans for addressing global warming using the reasonable and flexible rules proposed by the EPA is - a full 70% of Americans support this - and 2) how bipartisan this support is. This sort of agreement is rarely seen on most issues. Given the hubbub and pushback on cable news, this really gives context to the actions and shows the scaremongering for what it is - hot air.
A lopsided and bipartisan majority of Americans support federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that also finds most are willing to stomach a higher energy bill to pay for it. Fully 70 percent say the federal government should require limits to greenhouse gases from existing power plants, the focus of a new rule announced Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency. An identical 70 percent supports requiring states to limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions within their borders. Democrats and Republicans are in rare agreement on the issue. Fifty-seven percent of Republicans, 76 percent among independents and 79 percent of Democrats support state-level limits on greenhouse gas emissions.