Sunday, March 26, 2017
Government Not Doing Enough To Control Climate Change
Donald Trump does not believe in global climate change. He has said he thinks it's a Chinese "hoax". And his Republican cohorts in Congress agree with him -- denying that our misuse/overuse of fossil fuels is causing that climate change.
With his cabinet picks (Pruitt, Tillerson, etc.), Trump has made it clear that his administration wants to increase the use of fossil fuels -- not decrease them. And he wants to reduce EPA clean air requirements. That's fine with his Republican congressional cohorts, who have been blocking measures to control climate change for years now.
But the public disagrees. They realize that global climate change is a travesty that we have brought on ourselves, and they want the federal government to do more to control (or at least minimize) the results of the climate change that is happening. That's what two new polls show.
The Rasmussen Poll shows that 53% of the population would like to see the government do more, and the Quinnipiac University Poll puts that figure at 59%. These polls show that Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress are once again working against the wishes of the American people.
The Rasmussen Poll was done on March 20th and 21st of a random national sample of 1,000 likely voters, and has a margin of error of 3 points.
The Quinnipiac University Poll was done between March 16th and 21st of a random national sample of 1,056 voters, and has a margin of error of 3 points.