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Most Favor Stricter Regulation of Coal Plant Emissions But Recognize Energy Will Cost More
RasmussenReports.com ^ | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 2:12:59 PM PDT by Skeez

The Obama administration has proposed tighter restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions which critics believe will discourage construction of new coal power plants. Several states that rely heavily on the coal industry are challenging the new rules, but a majority of voters nationwide favor them. Most recognize, however, that the new rules will drive up energy costs.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely U.S. Voters shows that 53% favor new environmental regulations that place stricter limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. Twenty-nine percent (29%) oppose the new regulations, and 18% are not sure about them.

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: co2; coal; emissions; energy; globalwarming; idiots; imbeciles; morons; stupidskintags
I'm shocked by this poll. I was under the impression that the Global Warming myth was on the out.
1 posted on 04/18/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by Skeez
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To: Skeez

Global Warming is on the way out but it is being replaced with Global Slavery.


2 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:24 PM PDT by american_ranger
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To: Skeez

“Most” respond to polls like this based on their feelings, then will bitch and whine when their electric bill goes up by 20% and demand that the government force the power companies to cut prices. “Most” don’t understand economics and how costs get passed on, and how there is no free lunch.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Skeez

” 53% favor new environmental regulations that place stricter limits on carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. “

And that’s why we, as a Nation, are skrood......


4 posted on 04/18/2012 2:17:56 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Skeez
A poll needs to be made that goes like this: Do you support stricter standards on coal plants if it will cause your electric bill to triple, your grocery bill to double, and increase the chance that you will be without power due to rolling blackouts?


5 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:15 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Skeez

We’ll check back with them after a winter of thermostats set at 52 degrees...


6 posted on 04/18/2012 2:37:45 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Skeez
Sure, limit Mercury but CO2 is not a pollutant in my book.
That's what you get when you burn coal.

7 posted on 04/18/2012 2:39:17 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Skeez

America has been brainwashed!


8 posted on 04/18/2012 2:43:07 PM PDT by jakota (jakota)
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To: Skeez

Phone polls of this nature are totally useless. The people contacted by the pollsters via phone are generally pretty ignorant about carbon dioxide, and likely the questions about coal-fired plants conjure up pictures in the respondents’ minds of smokestacks spewing clouds of black smoke. Thus they don’t have an informed response.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 2:48:18 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Skeez
Well shazaamm. I thought it was free lunch day and we could impose regulation at no cost...

As for why people think what they do: If you tell a lie long enough and loud enough people believe it.

10 posted on 04/18/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Pile on the coal - it's earth week.)
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Rassmussen Poll
....Americans Favor 20% Increase In Electric Bills
In a poll on utility bills 10,000 Grammar School students were asked if they would prefer paying 20% more for their electric bill rather than pollute and create global warming by CO2 exhialents from coal fired power generation.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 3:27:10 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: Skeez

The same 52% who voted for 0bummer&Co in 2008, plus an additional nutso 1%. We’re screwed.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 3:38:20 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Uncle Ike

Uncle, I think you’ve nailed it.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 3:41:09 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: FreeAtlanta
will cause your electric bill to triple, your grocery bill to double, and increase the chance that you will be without power due to rolling blackouts?

Don't forget: "and you may lose your job."

14 posted on 04/18/2012 4:04:57 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: RightWingConspirator
Phone polls of this nature are totally useless. The people contacted by the pollsters via phone are generally pretty ignorant about carbon dioxide, and likely the questions about coal-fired plants conjure up pictures in the respondents’ minds of smokestacks spewing clouds of black smoke. Thus they don’t have an informed response.

Um, how is the poll "totally useless"? I agree that the public is almost completely ignorant about the issue. I agree that the poll question likely conjures up images of dirty smokestacks. But how does that make the respondents any different than how voters think and cast ballots? Rasmussen uses a likely voter screen. These ARE likely voters and this is what they think. The poll is very useful. It tells people like us, other conservatives and any sane person who cares about this policy question, that the public is gullible on the issue of coal and we have our work cut out for us.

15 posted on 04/18/2012 4:10:01 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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“......But Recognize Energy Will Cost More”

That is one humongous crock! The money has already been spent.....BILLIONS.....by the coal industry itself....to improve their product.

(Zero announced his intention to destroy the coal industry, so it’s a lead pipe cinch they never got any stimulus money).

Now that they’ve improved their product, all we need to do is USE it, preserving and creating jobs, and relieving pressure from the oil resources.

And....slap me upside the head....Warren Buffet, the old political ho from Omaha, will make more millions HAULING coal all over the Country on his railroad!


16 posted on 04/18/2012 4:11:33 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: jakota
America has been brainwashed!

Are you saying that America has been given a collective enema!

17 posted on 04/18/2012 4:31:37 PM PDT by dearolddad
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...but a majority of voters nationwide favor them. Most recognize, however, that the new rules will drive up energy costs.

Morally decadent dumbasses should stay home this November, since they don't have a problem making war on the poor with increased energy prices. Imbeciles.

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18 posted on 04/19/2012 12:35:05 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Skeez

20% more?? LoL. Try 20X more. The global socialist emissions targets for CO2 requires that we reduce to practically zero in a decade or two. Of course in theory the 20X overpayment for heat and gasoline would be rebated back (with a big chunk taken out by the politicians). But woe to the person who actually needs more (lives in an old house, runs a pizzeria, commutes a long distance, etc etc) They will be impoverished.


19 posted on 04/19/2012 7:22:10 PM PDT by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: Tucker39
That is one humongous crock!

That's what she sa... Oh, never mind. Thought it said something else for a sec.

20 posted on 04/20/2012 8:22:21 AM PDT by America_Right (Why can't anyone tell me why Ron Paul is crazy?)
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