Corporate propaganda fail: huge majority support regulating carbon dioxide.
Three out of four U.S. voters favor regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse-gas pollutant, and a majority think global warming should be a priority for the president and Congress, a survey of American attitudes on climate and energy reported on Thursday.
The survey was released one day after Rolling Stone magazine published an interview with President Barack Obama in which he suggested that climate change would become a campaign issue this year.
In results often at odds with the political debate in Washington, the survey conducted for Yale and George Mason University also found most Americans would vote for a candidate who raised taxes on coal, oil and natural gas - fossil fuels that emit climate-warming carbon dioxide when burned - while cutting income tax, in a revenue-neutral “tax swap.”
“Sixty-one percent of Americans surveyed said they would be more likely to vote for a candidate who supported the tax swap, while 20 percent said they would be less likely,” the report says.
And in case you’re thinking that opinions are being bought with an income tax break, Reuters reports that the poll found that “75 percent of respondents support regulating carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas pollutant,” with broad bipartisan support — “84 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of independents favor this regulation.”
Polluters have built an entire global warming denial industry to fool people into believing there’s no problem, but it’s harder to convince people when they’re starting to see it happening all around them.
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