Unprecedented EPA Is Unprecedentedly Unpopular

by William Yeatman on December 26, 2014

in Blog

Reports Rasmussen Reports:

Fewer voters than ever have a favorable opinion of the Environmental Protection Agency, and a plurality say that its regulations and actions hurt the economy. 

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 32% of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the EPA, the lowest finding in the three years the question has been asked.

I’m not shocked.

eagle-god-bless-americaIndeed, EPA’s low grade makes sense. An unprecedented number of people are dissatisfied because it’s an unprecedented EPA. An analogy will help make my point: William Clinton crowded his major gifts to green special interests into his genuine lame duck session (i.e., after W. Bush had been elected); President Obama’s EPA has been like Clinton’s lame duck—for 6 years.

However, I was taken aback by a different result in the Rasmussen Reports “Environment Update.” In response to the question, “Global warming is primarily caused by?”…the responses ”human activity” and “planetary trends” are tied, at 42 percent.

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