Thursday, April 30, 2009

Breaking: Zogby: Only 30% of Americans support cap-and-trade scam

Obama Administration Gets Negative Marks in First 100 Days
On Earth Day, Secretary Chu warmly embraced the administration's cap-and-trade proposal, stating, "We must state in no uncertain terms we have a responsibility to our children to curb emissions from fossil fuels..."

Q. President Obama wants to impose cap-and-trade laws that would limit the total carbon dioxide emissions allowed to be released into the environment. These laws would turn carbon dioxide into a commodity allowing those that pollute less to sell credits to those that pollute more. These credits would be traded on commodities markets. According to congressional testimony given by the Director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, "decreasing emissions would also impose costs on the economy - much of those costs will be passed along to consumers in the form of higher prices for energy and energy intensive goods." Some have estimated these costs to be $800 to $1300 more per household by 2015. Knowing this, do you support or oppose cap-and-trade laws?

Support 30%
Oppose 57% Not sure 13%

Q. Which course of action should America take with regards to energy policy?

Make energy cheaper by developing all sources of U.S. energy, including coal, nuclear power, offshore drilling and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 54%

Reduce America's production of fossil fuels that might cause global warming 40%

Not sure 6%


Craig said...

Those could be the most loaded polling questions I've ever seen.

Here, in my opinion, would be a rough equivalent:

Doctor:"Knowing that open heart surgery will cut open your chest, are you in favor of the procedure?"

Patient: Well, no, doctor, not when you put it that way. But if you explained the critical nature of my heart condition and the need for invasive surgery, I might be able to weigh the costs and benefits more accurately.

This energy polling is why Zogby is so mistrusted.

Duggan Flanakin said...

Well, golly gee, Craig, I guess you would prefer this type of question:

Poller: You are aware that President Obama wants to save the planet through a carbon cap and trade program. If it is not enacted into law, all of the world's polar bears will drown, all of the world's forests will die, California will no longer be able to grow any crops (except marijuana), and the rich will not be punished. Just think -- for the small price of $3,000 a year out of your exorbitant salary, you can help President Obama save the planet. Do you support the President, or are you a polar bear murderer?

Craig said...

Yeah that sounds about right