The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to finalize costly new greenhouse gas regulations that will drastically change the way we produce and use energy, and in doing so threaten American jobs and the economy. A poll conducted by the Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of trade associations representing nearly 80 percent of the U.S. economy, reveals that the Washington regulators charging forward with these misguided new policies are largely out of touch with a majority of Americans.
The Partnership for a Better Energy Future commissioned Paragon Insights to conduct a nationwide survey of 1,340 likely voters, with over sampling in 11 key states: Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The data finds that a plurality of voters (47 percent) oppose the regulations. In those states that stand to be hit hardest by the rule’s expected energy price increases and job loss impacts, data finds opposition in excess of 50 percent. Nearly half of those polled say they are not willing to pay a single dollar more in their energy bill to accommodate the new EPA regulations. And nearly 40 percent of those surveyed are less likely to cast their vote for a candidate that supports EPA’s Clean Power Plan.
All of our data can be found at the links below.